Florida Institute of Technology

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Small

  • Tuition

    S20,000—$25,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Private

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    No

  • Top Programs

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Setting

    City, Online

  • Accreditation and Certification

    SACSCOC, ABET

  • Type of Housing

    Dormitory

  • Social Media

Your Future Awaits at the Florida Institute of Technology!

We are a private, coeducational, residential, research-intensive, doctoral-granting university located in the beautiful City of Melbourne on Florida’s sunny “Space Coast.” But who we are is so much more. We are a community of researchers, scholars, and learners hailing from all around the world. We are engineers, aviators, innovators, leaders, educators, athletes, and astronauts. We have the brains of rocket scientists and the hearts of Panthers. We are Florida Tech. Join us as we celebrate 60 years of ambition and achievement!

About:

  • Florida Tech is a university of leaders and learners — a diverse community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni who are united in the relentless pursuit of greatness.
  • Students from more than 100 countries worldwide choose to live and learn at Florida Tech, making us a truly global university. When we say #YouAreWelcomeHere, we mean it.
  • One of the primary tenets of Florida Tech’s mission is advancing science and technology for the benefit of Earth and all of its inhabitants. So that’s what we do.
  • Florida Tech is proud to be part of the Brevard County community and welcomes its neighbors to explore the many personal, professional, corporate, and cultural opportunities we have to offer.
  • There's a simple reason Florida Tech is known as Florida's STEM University™. To put it simply: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are in our DNA. This makes STEM a driving force behind who we are, what we do, and why we exist. We put together the following list to help you explore all of the STEM-related academics, activities, and opportunities available at Florida Tech.

Academics:

  • Florida Institute of Technology today is a comprehensive, research-intensive national university offering more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, as well as associate and certificate programs that prepare students for careers of the future.
  • As Florida’s STEM University™ and headquarters of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Florida Tech’s approach to academics is research-driven, high-tech, and hands-on, allowing our students to both gain knowledge and get real experience in applying it. Here, you don’t just learn—you do.
  • Florida Tech comprises four distinct academic colleges, each with a strong focus, as well as an interdisciplinary honors college.
  • Whether taught online or at one of our many sites throughout the U.S., all of Florida Tech’s academic degrees meet or exceed the rigorous requirements of regional accreditation. Choose the learning option that works best for you.
  • There are 289 full-time and 104 part-time faculty at the Melbourne campus. 92% of full-time teaching faculty have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree appropriate to their field.
  • The academic programs at Florida Tech may be challenging, but finding guidance and support is easy. Our expert mentors, advisors, and counselors are here to help all students succeed. It starts with rigorous, immersive, and exciting degree programs. Then, students may customize their education with a variety of resume-enhancing and career-building learning experiences.

Location

Located on 130 subtropical acres in the City of Melbourne on Florida's "Space Coast," Florida Tech’s campus includes various academic, athletic, residential, dining, recreational, performance, administrative, and multi-use facilities. It is an Arbor Day Foundation designated "Tree Campus USA."

The Florida Tech campus sits about two miles from downtown Melbourne, two miles from Orlando-Melbourne International Airport, six miles from the nearest beach, 45 miles to NASA—Kennedy Space Center, and 75 miles to the Orlando area. Melbourne has the 5th most concentrated high-tech workforce in the United States.

campus life

What's it like to live and learn at Florida Tech? While the answer differs for every student, there are a few things we all pretty much agree on. The people are friendly, open-minded, and passionate about their work.

Florida Tech offers a comprehensive residential college experience, meaning that campus is a place to live, learn, dine, play, explore and grow.

From university-wide events and community activities to service opportunities and more than 100 student organizations, there's always something to do. 

Awards and recognition

TOP 50 Southern US University, Wall Street Journal

TIER 1 BEST National University, U.S. News & World Report

TOP 20 Technical Institute, Fiske Guide to Colleges

Recognized Among Best in 2021 U.S. News Rankings. The university was also in the Top 175 nationwide for undergraduate engineering programs and undergraduate computer science programs.

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Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
P: (321) 674-8030
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