Florida Institute of Technology

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School Overview

The Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), locally referred to as “Florida Tech”, is a privately owned and operated research university in Melbourne, Florida. The university is comprised of five academic schools and colleges and specializes in technology, mathematics, science, and engineering education. FIT’s main campus is situated in the Florida Tech Research Park, among several high-tech organizations, not far from the Kennedy Space Center.

Florida Tech was founded as the Brevard Engineering College in 1958. Its name was changed to its current name in 1966. Florida Tech has an annual total student enrollment of just over 4,000 (about 2,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students). Florida Tech also has over 3,000 online students and 1,200 students located at satellite campuses.

General Information

Admission Office

150 West University Boulevard

Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

(321) 674-8030

(800) 888-4348

Fax: (321) 674-8004

Contact: Michael Perry

Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

150 West University Boulevard

Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

(321) 674-8000


Total undergrads: 3,685

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 637

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,557

Graduate enrollment: 2,715


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 82%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 73%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $28,920 $30,190 $31,520 $32,294 +2.46%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,770 $10,250 $10,630 $11,210 +5.46%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $40,890 $44,640 $46,350 $47,704 +2.92%
In-state Off Campus $30,120 $31,390 $32,720 $33,494 +2.37%
In-state with Family $30,120 $31,390 $32,720 $33,494 +2.37%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $18,720
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,720
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 612 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 610 96% $11,470,152 $18,804
• Federal grants 168 26% $1,667,631 $9,926
• Pell grants 123 19% $400,930 $3,260
• Other Federal grants 166 26% $1,266,701 $7,631
Local and state government scholarships or grants 212 33% $1,098,126 $5,180
Institutional scholarships or grants 610 96% $8,704,395 $14,270
Student loans 456 72% $3,339,356 $7,323
• Federal student loans 348 55% $1,602,107 $4,604
• Other student loans 108 17% $1,737,249 $16,086

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 515 954 38 43
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 60 17 5
Aquatic Biology/Limnology 4
Biochemistry 3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 5
Biomedical Sciences, General 11
Biotechnology 9
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 2
Ecology 2
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 29 6
Molecular Biology 8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 75 582 11
Accounting 22 1
Accounting and Business/Management 2
Accounting and Finance 9
Business Administration and Management, General 31 135 10
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 10
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 1 1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 19
Information Resources Management 10
International Business/Trade/Commerce 6
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 102
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 23
Management Information Systems, General 142
Management Science 11
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 3 1
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 3
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 125
Transportation/Mobility Management 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Technical and Scientific Communication 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 26 53 2
Computer Science 21 20 2
Information Science/Studies 5 33
Education 4 6
Biology Teacher Education 2
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Environmental Education 2
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 1
Engineering 194 134 12
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 51 12
Chemical Engineering 19 3 1
Civil Engineering, General 24 8
Computer Engineering, General 11 6 3
Computer Software Engineering 8 5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 26 16 5
Mechanical Engineering 33 13
Ocean Engineering 22 6
Operations Research 8 3
Systems Engineering 57
Engineering Technology, General 2 54
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 2
Engineering/Industrial Management 54
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 5
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 1
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 31
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 31
Mathematics and Statistics 8 5
Applied Mathematics, General 1 5
Mathematics, General 7
Natural Resources and Conservation 1 9
Environmental Science 1 3
Natural Resources Management and Policy 6
Physical Sciences 50 15 6
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other 11 5 1
Chemistry, General 4 4 1
Chemistry, Other 3
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 1
Meteorology 13 2
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 6 1 1
Physics, General 12 2 3
Physics, Other 1
Psychology 24 57 13
Applied Behavior Analysis 21
Clinical Psychology 25 8
Forensic Psychology 12
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 11 5
Psychology, General 12
Transportation and Materials Moving 69 15
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General 6
Air Transportation, Other 1 5
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 62 10

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Aquatic Biology/Limnology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Ecology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting/Business Management B
Business Administration/Management A,B
E-Commerce B
Information Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Space Systems Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B
Ocean Engineering B
Software Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Military Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Physical Sciences

Analytical Chemistry B
Chemical Management B
Chemistry B
General Science B
Hydrology/Water Resources B
Meteorology B
Oceanography B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B
Preprofessional Physics B
Space Sciences B


Forensic Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation B
Aviation Management B
Aviation Science B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Florida Institute of Technology Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(321) 674-8000
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.fit.edu/apply/
Address:150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:6,451
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,527 (86% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$40,446
Out-of-state Tuition:$40,446
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$24,521

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Florida Institute of Technology Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Florida Institute of Technology.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences861
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services712
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services131
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields121
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics211
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Natural Resources and Conservation131
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences664
Transportation and Materials Moving221
Grand total2485921

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Florida Institute of Technology.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Transportation and Materials Moving2
Grand total15

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Florida Institute of Technology and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid62697%
Grant or scholarship aid62697%$24,521
Student loan aid34854%$7,756

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,87980%$22,295
Federal student loans1,31137%$7,179

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Florida Institute of Technology. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Florida Institute of Technology students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants9,5036,3283,175
Percent admitted100%62%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled8%8%7%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Florida Institute of Technology Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment6,451
Undergraduate enrollment3,629
Graduate enrollment2,822

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Florida Institute of Technology Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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