Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is consistently ranked as one of the top technical universities in the United States, and has been ranked first or second in academic reputation among regional universities in the North for more than 20 years. The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) was established as one of the RIT colleges in 1968. Together, RIT and NTID have dedicated 44 years to providing a technical education to deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Parallel with the educational mission has been a commitment to research that seeks to better understand and improve the teaching and learning process for deaf students.
The current RIT enrollment is 17,652 students consisting of 14,753 undergraduates and 2,899 graduate students. On average, 1,300 deaf students are enrolled annually, of which, 40+% attend one of the other eight RIT colleges to pursue baccalaureate and/or Master’s degrees.
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