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Enrollment Data and Fact Sheet

Applicants, Fall 2020

First-Time Freshmen

  • Completed Applications: 4,354
  • Accepted Applications: 2,568
  • Enrolled Applicants: 1,298
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%

(Source: Federal IPED Report and Common Data Set)

Transfer Students

  • Completed Applications: 1,219
  • Accepted Applications: 678
  • Enrolled Applicants: 419
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%

(Source: Common Data Set)

Headcount by Level and Status, Fall 2020 

Level Full-Time Part-Time
Undergraduate 7,142  1,049 
Graduate 176  56 
Total  7,318 1,105 

Enrollment by School, Fall 2016 - Fall 2020

School Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
School of Art and Design 3,373 3,322 3,401 3,539 3,362
School of Business and Technology 4,694 4,489 4,414 4,370 4,198
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences 101 113 123 131 123
School of Graduate Studies 176 185 212 218 232
Nondegree 928 737 617 468 276
Total 9,272 8,846 8,767 8,726 8,191

(Source: SIRIS)

Enrollment by Degree

Type 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020
Nondegree 928 737 617 468 276
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 4,405 4,238 4,325 4,388 4,099
Bachelor's (BFA and BS) 3,763 3,686 3,613 3,652 3,584
Master's (MA, MFA, MPS) 176 185 212 218 232
Total 9,272 8,846 8,767 8,726 8,191

(Source: SIRIS)

Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Total Number Percentage
American Indian or Alaskan Native 10 0.001%
Asian 1,016 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11 0.001%
Black 768 9%
White 3,340 41%
Hispanic (of any race) 1,794 22%
Multiracial 341 4%
International (nonresident alien) 856 10%
Unknown 55 1%
Total 8,191 100%

Gender

Gender Total Number Percentage

Male

1,409 17%
Female 6,782 83%
Total 8,191 100%

Residency Status

Permanent Address Total Number Percentage
New York City 3,056 37%
New York State 2,013 25%
Out-of-State 3,122 38%
Total 8,191 100%

Age

Age Undergraduate Degree Undergraduate Nondegree Graduate

19 and younger

35% 12% 0%
20-21 35% 9% 0%
22-24 16% 9% 29%
25-29 7% 14% 41%
30-34 2% 14% 15%
35-64 2% 39% 14%
65 and older 0% 3% 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 65 3%
10-19 804 38%
20-29 1,252 59%
Total 2,121 100%

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, 2015–2016 through 2019–2020

Type 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020
Nondegree 71 48 52 30 29
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 2,270 2,141 2,019 1,995 1,944
Bachelor's (BFA and BS) 1,589 1,624 1,772 1,690 1,646
Master's (MA, MFA, MPS) 79 71 68 85 142
Total 4,009 3,884 3,911 3,800 3,761

(Source: FIT Fact Book)

Graduation Rate, Fall 2013 - Fall 2017

  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 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
Full-Time Women  128 129 131 131 122
Full-Time Men  104 101 93 95 90
Total Full-Time Faculty 232 230 234 226 212
Part-Time Women 434 398 401 388 386
Part-Time Men 413 364 349 328 315
Total Part-Time Faculty 847 762 750 716 701
Total Number of Faculty Members 1,079 992 984 942 913

 

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