Fashion Institute of Technology

  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) takes innovation to skyscraper heights. When you enroll at FIT, you join a long line of ambitious, energetic pacesetters. We have a tradition of teaching and inspiring emerging leaders, which arises from a powerful blend of a rigorous liberal arts foundation coupled with a real-world curriculum and hands-on instruction; a worldwide network of alumni; a strong relationship with industry leaders; a world-class faculty of working professionals; a direct connection to New York City culture and commerce.

School Highlights

Fashion Institute of Technology serves 8,726 students (86% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

Fashion Institute of Technology ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,147 teachers has grown by 139% over five years.
Fashion Institute of Technology(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small ProgramsBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty1,147 staff158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fashion Institute of Technology has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Fashion Institute of Technology diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,726 students1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:111:1
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# Full-Time Students7,505 students858 students
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# Part-Time Students1,221 students579 students
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# Undergraduate Students7,340 students858 students
# Graduate Students165 students21 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
2,200 students408 students
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% Asian
12%
8%
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% Hispanic
21%
24%
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% Black
9%
19%
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% White
41%
39%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
12%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.750.74
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$50,500$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,200 is less than the state average of $5,464. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,200 is more than the state average of $10,103. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,200$5,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,200$10,103
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,537$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,421$5,500
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Acceptance Rate54%75%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Fashion Institute of Technology is Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (0.2 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For New York private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,679 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New York is New York Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.