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 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 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is equal to the state average of 51%.
  • Fashion Institute of Technology is one of 14 community colleges within New York County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Fashion Institute of Technology is Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing (0.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

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 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty478 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Fashion Institute of Technology has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fashion Institute of Technology diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,764 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:128:1
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# Full-Time Students7,578 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students2,186 students538 students
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# Undergraduate Students7,454 students1,104 students
# Graduate Students124 students95 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
2,300451
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% Asian
9%
6%
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% Hispanic
15%
19%
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% Black
8%
17%
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% White
49%
49%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Non Resident races
15%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
Diversity Score0.700.69
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$50,500$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,200 is less than the state average of $5,512. 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 $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,200$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,200$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$11,000$5,549
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Acceptance Rate44%70%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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