Enrollment Data and Fact Sheet

Information on this page is collected, organized, and analyzed by the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Applicants, Fall 2021

First-Time Freshmen

  • Completed Applications: 4,705
  • Accepted Applications: 2,431
  • Enrolled Applicants: 1,262
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%

(Source: Common Data Set)

Transfer Students

  • Completed Applications: 1,537
  • Accepted Applications: 809
  • Enrolled Applicants: 693
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%

(Source: Common Data Set)

Headcount by Level and Status, Fall 2021 

Level Full-Time Part-Time
Undergraduate 6,875  1,033 
Graduate 180 62
Total  7,055 1,095 

Enrollment by School, Fall 2018 - Fall 2021

School Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
School of Art and Design 3,401 3,539 3,362 3,395
School of Business and Technology 4,414 4,370 4,198 4,145
School of Liberal Arts 123 131 123 120
School of Graduate Studies 212 218 232 242
Nondegree 617 468 276 248
Total 8,767 8,726 8,191 8,150

(Source: SIRIS)

Enrollment by Degree

Type Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Nondegree 737 617 468 276 248
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 4,238 4,325 4,388 4,099 4,077
Bachelor's (BFA and BS) 3,686 3,613 3,652 3,584 3,583
Master's (MA, MFA, MPS) 185 212 218 232 242
Total 8,846 8,767 8,726 8,191 8,150

(Source: SIRIS)

Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Total Number Percentage
American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-Hispanic 11 .2%
Asian, non-Hispanic 1,052 13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 14 .3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic 676 8%
White, non-Hispanic 3,313 41%
Hispanic/Latino 1,786 22%
Two or More Races, non-Hispanic 361 4%
nonresident alien 904 11%
Race and/or Ethnicity Unknown 33 .5%
Total 8,150 100%

Gender

Gender Total Number Percentage
Male 1,360 17%
Female 6,790 83%
Total 8,150 100%

Residency Status

Permanent Address Total Number Percentage
New York City 2,842 35%
New York State 1,928 24%
Out-of-State 3,398 42%
Total 8,150 100%

Age

Age Undergraduate Degree Undergraduate Nondegree Graduate

19 and younger

35% 11% 0%
20-21 38% 10% 0%
22-24 17% 10% 26%
25-29 7% 16% 42%
30-34 2% 13% 19%
35-64 2% 34% 13%
65 and older 0% 6% 0%
Total 100% 100% 100%

Average age, full-time first-time degree seekers: 18 
Average age, all degree seekers: 22

(Source: Common Data Set and SIRIS)

Students Per Class Fall 2018 Courses % of Courses
2–9 84 4%
10-19 878 41%
20-29 1,156 55%
Total 2,118 100%

Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

(Source: Common Data Set)

First-Year Student Retention Rate

Students entering

  • Fall 2016: 89%
  • Fall 2017: 89%
  • Fall 2018: 89%
  • Fall 2019: 89%
  • Fall 2020: 88%

(Source: Common Data Set)

Degrees Awarded, 2016–2017 through 2020–2021

Type 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020-2021
Certificate 48 52 30 29 11
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 2,141 2,019 1,995 1,944 1,871
Bachelor's (BFA and BS) 1,624 1,772 1,690 1,646 1,677
Master's (MA, MFA, MPS) 71 68 85 142 93
Total 3,884 3,911 3,800 3,761 3,652

(Source: FIT Fact Book)

Graduation Rate

AAS Cohorts Entering 2014 and 2015

  Entering Year
  Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Percent graduating in three years  83% 82%
Percent transferring to another institution 7% 9%

Graduation Rates for Specific FIT Programs (.pdf)

(Source: Tabulations following IPEDS methodology)

Category Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 FALL 2021
Full-Time Women  129 131 131 122 122
Full-Time Men  101 93 95 90 90
Total Full-Time Faculty 230 234 226 212 212
Part-Time Women 398 401 388 386 386
Part-Time Men 364 349 328 315 316
Total Part-Time Faculty 762 750 716 701 702
Total Number of Faculty Members 992 984 942 913 914