Fashion Institute of Technology

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  • 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 9,764 students (78% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Fashion Institute of Technology is one of 15 community colleges within New York County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 478 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fashion Institute of Technology(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty478 staff85 staff
Fashion Institute of Technology Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 9,764 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,764 students1,688 students
Fashion Institute of Technology Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:127:1
Fashion Institute of Technology Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,578 students1,163 students
Fashion Institute of Technology Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,186 students525 students
Fashion Institute of Technology Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fashion Institute of Technology Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students7,454 students1,104 students
# Graduate Students124 students95 students
Fashion Institute of Technology Graduation BreakDown NY All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Fashion Institute of Technology Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Fashion Institute of Technology Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Fashion Institute of Technology Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Fashion Institute of Technology Black (2007-2016)
% White
Fashion Institute of Technology White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Fashion Institute of Technology More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Fashion Institute of Technology Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Fashion Institute of Technology Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.700.70
Fashion Institute of Technology Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$50,500$35,300
Fashion Institute of Technology Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,200 is less than the state average of $5,480. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,200 is more than the state average of $9,953. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,200$5,480
Fashion Institute of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$14,200$9,953
Fashion Institute of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%92%
Fashion Institute of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$13,747
Fashion Institute of Technology Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$11,000$5,868
Fashion Institute of Technology Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate44%70%
Fashion Institute of Technology Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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