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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 more than NYIT's 9,000 students represent a diverse student body, representing 44 states and 90 countries. With campuses in New York City and Long Island, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Vancouver, Canada, and programs in China and online, New York Tech's technology-infused degrees, experiential learning programs, and extracurricular and cocurricular opportunities combine to create a unique, 21st-century learning experience that encourages students to reinvent the future.

To date, more than nearly 104,000 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

  • 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, NYIT 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

Accreditation

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)
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) for our Master of Science in Childhood Education
  • 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 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)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

More information: nyit.edu/accreditation

Schools and Colleges

Enrollment (Fall 2019)

Total undergraduate and graduate students: 9,559

New York Campuses:

  • Undergraduate students: 3,688
  • Graduate and medical students: 3,507
  • 55 percent male, 45 percent female
  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Students represent 90 countries and 44 states

Financial Aid (2019)

  • First-time, full-time undergraduate 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
  • Community service centers
  • Entrepreneurship center and innovation labs
  • Health-care centers
  • Multimedia production company
  • Research (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Student-run advertising and PR agencies
  • Study abroad

Honor Societies

  • Alpha Epsilon Rho (communication arts and broadcasting)
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society (HEOP)
  • Delta Mu Delta (business)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society (education)
  • 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)

Internships

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 available through academic departments as well as the Office of Career Services, 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.

Technology

  • Computer labs
  • Dedicated videoconferencing rooms
  • Distributed learning facilities
  • Innovation labs with 3-D printing capabilities
  • Motion-capture labs
  • Open-access facilities
  • PCs and laptops in libraries
  • Robotics
  • Simulated medical patients
  • Smart classrooms
  • Wi-FI in all student areas

Research

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
    • 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.
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • New York State Department of Health
  • New York State Education Department
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Degrees Offered

  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
  • 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 Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)/Medical and Biological Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Ph.D in Computer Science

Alumni Worldwide

Alumni: 104,000

More information: nyit.edu/alumni