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RIT Demographics & Diversity

Rochester, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at RIT are primarily White with a small Asian population. The school has medium racial diversity. 34% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Rochester Institute of Technology students
Race Percent of Students
White 66%
Black 5%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 6%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 92% more male students than female students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology with a gender ratio of 66% men to 34% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, RIT has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Rochester Institute of Technology students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 66%
Women 34%
Enrollment by gender for Rochester Institute of Technology students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,037
Women 5,753

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

RIT serves a high number of out-of-state students with 55% of the student body residing outside of New York or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Rochester Institute of Technology students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 46%
Out of State 51%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,175 per year

30% 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 5.9%
Part time Undergrads 3.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195003 IPEDS survey data for Rochester Institute of Technology.