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Enrollment Data and Fact Sheet

Applicants, Fall 2019

First-Time Freshmen

  • Completed Applications: 4,444
  • Accepted Applications: 2,395
  • Enrolled Applicants: 1,403
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%

(Source: Federal IPED Report and Common Data Set)

Transfer Students

  • Completed Applications: 1,715
  • Accepted Applications: 946
  • Enrolled Applicants: 740
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%

(Source: Common Data Set)

Headcount by Level and Status, Fall 2019 

Level Full-Time Part-Time
Undergraduate 7,340  1,168 
Graduate 165  53 
Total  7,505 1,221 

Enrollment by School

School Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
School of Art and Design 3,421 3,373 3,322 3,401 3,539
School of Business and Technology 4,761 4,694 4,489 4,414 4,370
School of Liberal Arts 98 101 113 123 131
School of Graduate Studies 179 176 184 212 218
Nondegree 1,163 928 738 617 468
Total 9,622 9,272 8,846 8,767 8,726

(Source: SIRIS)

Enrollment by Degree

Type 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019
Certificate 53 71 48 52 29
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 2,113 2,270 2,141 2,019 1,931
Bachelor's (BFA and BS) 1,528 1,589 1,624 1,772 1,669
Master's (MA, MFA, MPS) 78 79 71 68 82
Total 3,772 4,009 3,884 3,911 3,711

(Source: SIRIS)

Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Total Number Percentage
American Indian or Alaskan Native 12 .1%
Asian 1,008 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8 .1%
Black 786 9%
White 3,616 41%
Hispanic (of any race) 1,801 21%
Multiracial 354 4%
International (nonresident alien) 1,065 12%
Unknown 76 1%
Total 8,726 100%

Gender

Gender Total Number Percentage

Male

1,534 18%
Female 7,192 82%
Total 8,726 100%

Residency Status

Permanent Address Total Number Percentage
New York City 3,299 37%
New York State 2,100 24%
Out-of-State 3,327 39%
Total 8,726 100%

Age

Age Undergraduate Degree Undergraduate Nondegree Graduate

19 and younger

36% 8% 0
20-21 35% 10% 2%
22-24 16% 9% 24%
25-29 8% 17% 38%
30-34 3% 14% 18%
35-64 2% 38% 17%
65 and older 0 4% 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 68 5%
10-19 741 36%
20-29 1,380 63%
Total 2,189 100%

Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

(Source: Common Data Set)

First-Year Student Retention Rate

Students entering

  • Fall 2012: 88%
  • Fall 2013: 89%
  • Fall 2014: 90%
  • Fall 2015: 89%
  • Fall 2016: 89%
  • Fall 2017: 89%
  • Fall 2018: 89%

(Source: Common Data Set)

Degrees Awarded, 2014–2015 through 2018–2019

Type 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019
Certificate 53 71 48 52 29
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 2,113 2,270 2,141 2,019 1,931
Bachelor's (BFA and BS) 1,528 1,589 1,624 1,772 1,669
Master's (MA, MFA, MPS) 78 79 71 68 82
Total 3,772 4,009 3,884 3,911 3,711

(Source: FIT Fact Book)

Graduation Rate

  Entering Year
  Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
Percent graduating in three years  73% 73% 74% 76% 81%
Average graduation rate for 4 most recent cohorts 73% 74% 74% 74% 76%
Percent transferring to another institution 5% 4% 8% 9% 6%

Graduation Rates for Specific FIT Programs (.pdf)

(Source: Tabulations following IPEDS methodology)

Category Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Full-Time Women  128 128 129 131 131
Full-Time Men  101 104 101 103 95
Total Full-Time Faculty 229 232 230 234 226
Part-Time Women 363 434 398 401 388
Part-Time Men 325 413 364 349 328
Total Part-Time Faculty 688 847 762 750 716
Total Number of Faculty Members 917 1,079 992 984 942

 

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