Information for VR Service Providers

Brochure cover titled "A Smart Investment, Better Outcomes"

Staff at Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf work closely with VR personnel to ensure that VR-supported clients attending RIT/NTID now or in the future receive an appropriate blend of benefits and services to maximize their potential for success in college and in their careers. For information beyond what is listed below, please contact us.

View our brochure for VR service providers

What makes RIT/NTID the best choice for your clients and a smart investment for you? RIT is a world-class university with outstanding outcomes for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Access and Support Services

RIT provides one of the most accessible education communities in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.


in-house interpreters


real-time captionists


trained notetakers


interpreting hours


Chart of interpreting hours showing 35,664 hours outside classroom; 82,576 hours in classroom



captioning hours


Chart of captioning hours showing 1,355 hours outside classroom; 20,501 hours in classroom


Proven Success

When it comes to helping deaf and hard-of-hearing students graduate and get jobs, there is no better place than RIT.

Students in business attire meet employers at the Job Fair


deaf and hard-of-hearing students complete cooperative work assignments each year.

Photograph of skyscrapers


of deaf and hard-of-hearing students who sought jobs after graduation found one within a year.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT alumni thrive in all economic sectors

Business and Industry


Education and Non-Profit




Selected national and international companies that have hired RIT/NTID students and graduates:

  • BNY Mellon
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merck
  • Microsoft
  • Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • NASA
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Naval Supply Systems Command
  • Solar Turbines
  • Tesla Motors
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toyota
  • Tufts University
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Whirlpool
  • Yahoo!
Graphic comparing median salary at age 50

Median Salary at Age 50*

*Median salary at age 50 according to a study conducted with the Social Security Administration.

Research shows that deaf and hard-of-hearing students who attend RIT are significantly more likely to earn a degree than deaf and hard-of-hearing students who attend other postsecondary institutions.

† 44% of deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT/NTID students from the incoming classes of 2010-2012 earned a degree. Of deaf and hard-of-hearing students who considered RIT, but chose to enroll at other mainstream postsecondary institutions in the same time period, only 28% earned a degree.

The Right Fit

Student success is enhanced by social integration and connecting with other members of the college community. With more than 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students on campus from across the country, and more than 150 faculty and staff who are deaf or hard of hearing, it’s easy for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT/NTID to find peers and role models who share similar life experiences and backgrounds.

A collage of images and interviews of RIT/NTID students.

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