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FIT Demographics & Diversity

New York, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at FIT are predominantly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 53% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Fashion Institute of Technology students
Race Percent of Students
White 47%
Black 9%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 14%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

There are 369% more female students than male students enrolled at Fashion Institute of Technology with a gender ratio of 82% women to 18% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, FIT has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Fashion Institute of Technology students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 18%
Women 82%
Enrollment by gender for Fashion Institute of Technology students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,429
Women 6,696

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

FIT serves a low number of students outside of New York, with 48 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Fashion Institute of Technology students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 48%
Out of State 42%
Foreign 10%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,754 per year

34% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 24.2%
Part time Undergrads 10.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191126 IPEDS survey data for Fashion Institute of Technology.