Florida Institute of Technology

150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

School Details

Florida Institute of Technology is a private university in Melbourne, Florida. Founded in 1958, Florida Tech’s original name was Brevard Engineering College. The university has grown steadily throughout the years. The first classes were held in rented high school classrooms, and in 1961 the university moved to its current location in Melbourne today. Throughout the next couple decades, the university expanded and created many academic as well as residential buildings. After adopting their current name, Florida Institute of Technology, the university went through great lengths to clarify that they are separate entities from other universities with similar names. Florida Tech is not to be confused with FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), Florida Technical College or Florida Technological University (now University of Central Florida). Florida Institute of Technology is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Florida Tech is a medium sized school with over 5,000 undergraduate students and a little more than 3,500 graduate students. Florida Tech has a good retention rate with about 80 percent of students returning for their second year. The average age of all students is around 28 years old and 21 years old for full time students. About 20 percent of Florida Tech’s student body is part time. The gender ratio at Florida Tech leans slightly towards the men at about 55:45. Approximately 60 percent of students are not from Florida. Around half of the student body is Caucasian followed by around 15 percent African American students, seven percent Hispanic students and two percent Asian students. 

Tuition and fees at Florida Institute of Technology are the same for both in and out of state students. Students at Florida Tech are encouraged to utilize the many financial aid opportunities available to them. Financial aid can be in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, Federal Financial Aid and part time jobs. Additionally, students also have several payment plans to choose from including via credit card and installment payments. Three quarters of students received financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants and about a quarter of students through loans. Students at Florida Tech had about 90 percent of financial aid need met.  

Florida Tech offers degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. Some of the most popular fields of study at Florida Tech include, business, engineering, biology and information sciences. Students pursuing their associate degree must complete an average of 62 credit hours. Associate degrees can be completed in an average of two years as a full time student. Students who wish to earn their bachelor’s degree must complete an average of 120 credit hours. Bachelor’s degrees are usually completed in about four years as a full time student. Master’s programs required credit hours vary by program but require an average of 34 credit hours to complete. Many master’s programs can be completed in about 18 months; however, actual completion time may vary due to program specific requirements. Doctoral programs require students to complete an average of 45 credit hours. Average completion time for doctoral programs varies due to program specifications and dissertations. 

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    4-year, Private not-for-profit
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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