Florida Institute of Technology

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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

www.fit.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,685

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 637

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,557

Graduate enrollment: 2,715

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

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

Education

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

Engineering

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

Mathematics

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

Psychology

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.


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