• 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 8,191 students (87% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,191 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,200
  • Out-state tuition: $14,200
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Fashion Institute of Technology ranks among the top 20% of public schools 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 Classification
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
1,147 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fashion Institute of Technology has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 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 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,191 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,142 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,049 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
820 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
6,966 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
176 students
25 students
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NY All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
993 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
56 students
42 students
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NY All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
2,200 students
408 students
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% Asian
12%
8%
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% Hispanic
20%
23%
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% Black
7%
17%
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% White
44%
43%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
14%
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.75
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
4.29%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
8.53%
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$50,500
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,200 is less than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,200 is more than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,200
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$14,200
$10,195
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$13,000
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,750
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
59%
72%
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SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fashion Institute of Technology cost?

Fashion Institute of Technology's tuition is approximately $5,200 for In-State students and $14,200 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Fashion Institute of Technology?

The acceptance rate of Fashion Institute of Technology is 59%, which is lower than the state average of 72%.

What is Fashion Institute of Technology's ranking?

Fashion Institute of Technology ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,191 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,200
  • Out-state tuition: $14,200
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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New York County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in New York County, NY is Berkeley College-New York. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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