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Fast Facts

Since 1955, New York Institute of Technology's forward-thinking academic programs have propelled its graduates into successful careers in architecture and interior design, arts and sciences, education, engineering and computing sciences, health professions, management, and osteopathic medicine.

Exceptional teaching by experienced professors, generous financial aid packages, and a supportive student-centered learning environment are some of the reasons that New York Institute of Technology is consistently ranked highly among its peer universities.

The university's almost 8,000 students represent a diverse student body, representing 40 states and 72 countries. With campuses in New York City and Long Island; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Vancouver, Canada; and programs online, New York Tech's technology-infused degrees, experiential learning programs, and extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities combine to create a unique, 21st-century learning experience that encourages students to reinvent the future.

To date, more than 114,000 graduates have received degrees from New York Tech. Our students graduate profession ready, and 94% of our graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

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University Snapshot

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  • Campuses: Old Westbury, NY; New York City, NY; Jonesboro, AR; Vancouver, Canada
  • President: Henry C. "Hank" Foley, Ph.D.
  • Founded: 1955
  • Institution type: Private, independent, nonsectarian, coeducational
  • Colors: Blue and gold
  • Nickname: Bears

Mission Statement

Since 1955, New York Institute of Technology has pursued its mission to:

  • Provide career-oriented professional education
  • Offer access to opportunity to all qualified students
  • Support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world


New York Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and accrediting agencies for its programs and schools include:

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for the Master of Science in School Counseling
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the Master of Science in Childhood Education
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)
  • National Architectural Board, Inc. (NAAB)

More information: nyit.edu/accreditation

Schools and Colleges


Total undergraduate and graduate students: 8,054

  • Undergraduate students: 3,454
  • Graduate and medical students: 3,455
  • 56 percent male, 44 percent female
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Students represent 74 countries and 42 states

Financial Aid

  • First-time, full-time students receiving any financial aid: 99 percent
  • Total annual amount of institutional financial aid awarded: $40 million

More information: nyit.edu/finaid

Experiential Opportunities

  • Campus newspapers
  • Biotech/BSB Interdisciplinary lab
  • Community service
  • Entrepreneurship center and innovation labs
  • eSports teams
  • Healthcare centers
  • Multimedia production company
  • Research (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Student-run advertising and PR agencies
  • Study abroad (including fellowships)

Honor Societies

  • Alpha Epsilon Rho (communication arts and broadcasting)
  • Alpha Eta (health professions)
  • Beta Beta Beta: National Biological Honor Society (Rho Delta Alph chapter)
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society (HEOP)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (school counseling)
  • Delta Mu Delta (business)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society (education)
  • National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi)
  • Phi Eta Epsilon (occupational therapy)
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society
  • Psi Chi (psychology)
  • Tau Alpha Pi (engineering and technology)
  • Tau Sigma Delta (architecture)
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (computer science)


Student internships have resulted in real-world career experiences for thousands of students. New York Tech students are regularly placed in leading industry corporations and organizations such as Boeing, Broadridge Financial Services, HBO, Google, IBM, Leviton, LiveNation, Motorola, Viacom/MTV Networks, National Grid, and Verizon.

Internships are secured through the support of academic departments and faculty members as well as the Office of Career Success and Experiential Education, which has an internship certificate program that supports students before, during, and after their internships by providing information on the latest hiring trends and search techniques and by providing employer evaluations and networking opportunities.


  • Computer labs
  • Dedicated video conferencing rooms
  • Distributed learning facilities
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering labs
  • Fabrication Labs (Fab Labs)
  • Innovation labs with 3-D printing capabilities
  • Motion-capture labs
  • Open-access facilities
  • PCs and laptops in libraries
  • Robotics
  • Simulated medical patients/labs
  • Smart classrooms
  • WiFi in all student areas


Committed to practical, applications-oriented research that benefits the greater global community, New York Tech is particularly proud of faculty-led and student-supported research in areas such as:

  • Alternative energies/sustainability
  • Anatomy
  • Bioengineering/biotechnology
  • Cancer
  • DNA
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Green energy
  • Heart and kidney diseases
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Robotics
  • Sports medicine

Further, we support faculty research and scholarship as an integral part of academia that enriches our students' classroom experience, contributes to the body of knowledge in cutting-edge fields, and provides students with opportunities to test theories and gain technical skills through hands-on experimentation and research.

To date, New York Institute of Technology's faculty members have received funding from public, private, and government agencies, including:

  • Empire State Development Corp.
  • IDC Foundation
  • Long Island Regional Economic Development Council
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • New York State Department of Health
  • New York State Education Department
  • New York State Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Voya Foundation

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate (O.T.D.)

Alumni Worldwide

Alumni: 116,000 (as of May 2024)

More information: nyit.edu/alumni