NYIT at a Glance
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and medicine. A non-profit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 10,000 students worldwide. Since 1955, NYIT has pursued its mission to:
Students engage in real-world, hands-on experiences and work with award-winning faculty in fields ranging from engineering to education, arts to architecture, and management to medicine.
- Provide career-oriented professional education
- Give all qualified students access to opportunity
- Support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world
Under the leadership of NYIT’s fourth president, Hank Foley, Ph.D., NYIT has embarked on a year-long strategic planning process involving a broad range of stakeholders. Together, they have mapped out a vision for NYIT that projects dramatic improvements in student outcomes, faculty scholarship, and NYIT’s overall reputation over the next three to five years. NYIT will achieve this vision this by building on our signature strengths, which includes the diversity of our student body, our dynamic mix of academic and professional programs, and our mission to provide students from all walks of life access to careers that provide them upward mobility and success throughout their lives. We will also accomplish this by identifying opportunities to further improve our programs and facilities, as well as remove organizational boundaries that impede collaboration and innovation.
Learning and Achievement Goals
An ad hoc committee of NYITs Academic Senate coordinated conversations among faculty, staff, and students as well as key stakeholders (including school and program advisory boards, prospective employers, and alumni) to develop institution-level educational goals for student learning and achievement for all students at all academic levels and at all locations. The following goals were adopted by the Senate in fall 2015:
By the time of graduation, NYIT students will, at the appropriate level (bachelors, masters or professional):
- Gain a coherent understanding of the knowledge, skills, and values of their discipline
- Achieve proficiency in oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis, technological competency, and information literacy
- Integrate academic and co-curricular learning to explore concepts and questions that bridge disciplines, professions, and cultures
- Formulate evidence-based and ethical courses of action or conclusions to address challenges and problems
- Engage with, respond to, and reflect on political, social, environmental and economic challenges at local, national, and global levels
- Develop self-efficacy, professionalism, creativity, and an innovative spirit
Achievement goals represent our hopes for who our alumni will become later in life. Our goal while they are at NYIT is to provide our students with enough experiences to cultivate the traits they will need later in life to have satisfying lives.
After graduating, NYIT alumni:
- Are prepared for long-term success in work and life
- Contribute to local and global communities through social and professional relationships
- Remain connected to NYIT
Who We Are:
- Full-Time Students, Fall 2017 (all campuses): 6,334
- 58% male/42% female
- 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Racial and Ethnic Subgroups
- American Indian/Alaska Native: <1%
- Asian: 18%
- Black/African-American: 5%
- Hispanic/Latino: 9%
- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%
- Non-resident alien: 27%
- Two or more races: 1%
- Unknown: 11%
- White: 27%
- Percentage of full-time undergraduates who received a Federal Pell Grant: 43%
- Alumni: 100,000
- Faculty (as of April 2018): 389 full-time; 556 part-time
- Staff: 754 full-time; 101 part-time
- President: Hank Foley, Ph.D.
- Nickname: Bears
Where We Are:
- Old Westbury, N.Y.
- New York, N.Y.
- Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Beijing, China
- Nanjing, China
- Vancouver, Canada
- Jonesboro, Ark.
New York Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and chartered by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York; our individual programs and schools as well as our global campuses also have prestigious accreditations. See a complete list of accrediting agencies.
NYIT's research efforts are receiving unprecedented funding from national agencies and our own internal efforts. Our expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, robotics, implantable/wearable technologies, medicine, health care, sustainability, and more are providing solutions for real world problems.
Global Thought Leadership
In addition to ground-breaking research, NYIT leads the way in creating world-class forums for experts around the world to convene to discuss, strategize, and propose solutions for the world's greatest challenges. Topics of recent NYIT conferences include:
- Sustainable Megacities: Food, Energy, Water, and the Built Environment
- MOOCs and Beyond: Teaching and Learning with Technology
- The Water-Energy Nexus
- Provocative Perspectives on Health