Why RIT Online?

You’re on to
a world of possibilities

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Unparalleled value 

Your online study culminates in the same prestigious degree as traditional on-campus students receive. Our world-class faculty provide a rigorous, cutting edge, personal, relevant, and second to no other university experience.

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Committed to flexibility

The traditional path to a college degree isn’t for everyone. We have learning solutions online, on your time, and around your schedule. Finish your undergraduate degree. Master’s degrees designed for working professionals. You may even be awarded credit for related work experience, certifications, nontraditional education and other credentials.

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Aligned with employer demand

RIT will have a direct and immediate impact on your career. We have been providing career-focused education and servicing the demands of employers since 1944. Our industry partners inform curriculum and provide job opportunities for our graduates. We have salary and growth projections for your desired career. And our curriculum packed with high-demand skills will help you get there.

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Invigorating online experience

RIT offers flexible and robust education that goes beyond content delivery into a social, relational experience. With an easy-to-navigate online learning platform, you’ll engage through videos, class discussion, one-to-one connection with faculty, and the ability to do most of your work on your own time.

Award-winning faculty

With access to leading educators, you can achieve greatness. RIT’s outstanding faculty are committed to helping you take full advantage of the educational opportunities that await you. The faculty are your partners in scholarship, research, and ultimately, career development. They care deeply about you and your intellectual growth.

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Personalized support

Online students have full access to student success coaching. We will provide one-to-one support, connect you to all the essential services you are entitled to as an RIT student, and are always available. You will also have an academic advisor who will help guide your academic path to successful completion.

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Powerful force for change

You’re in good company when you graduate, joining the 135,000+ and growing global RIT alumni community, a group of innovators and change agents. Our alumni are truly special. They get and stay connected with one another, to our current students and faculty, and to the university.

40+ years in distance learning

RIT was born providing technical training for industry in the late 1800’s. We were one of the  first universities to provide distance education in 1979. The world has changed mightily, and so have we. RIT has always applied creativity and innovation to help students succeed in business, industry, and higher education. As technology, business, and academia evolve, we not only respond, but lead the way.