Florida Institute Of Technology

Florida Institute Of Technology

The Florida Institute of Technology was originally established as the Brevard Engineering College in 1958. The name was changed to its present one in 1966. This private, independent technical university has its main campus in Melbourne, Florida.

The college offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Aeronautics
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
  • College of Science

Online courses, certificate programs and distance learning courses are also provided by the Florida Institute of Technology 'Melbourne.

The Florida Institute of Technology 'Melbourne's sports teams are known as the Panthers. The school sponsors men's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer and tennis, and women's teams in basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

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Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne , FL 32901-6975
General Phone: (321) 674-8000

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Florida Institute of Technology Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management536business management, purchasing and contract management, logistics, non-profit management, transportation management, business administration, accounting, human resources, MIS, ...
Engineering244aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, systems engineering, operations research, engineering management ...
Science135biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology, call and molecular biology, biotechnology, ecology, marine biology, aquatic biology, ...
Therapy and Counseling129psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, forensic psychology, psychology courses
Computer Science and Engineering103information science, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering
Transportation64aviation tech, aviation operations, air transportation
Education and Teaching15secondary teaching, math teaching, science teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, physics teaching, teacher education and development
Mathematics14mathematics, applied mathematics
Media10communication studies, organizational communications
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental science, natural resources management
Liberal Arts4humanities, interdisciplinary studies

Number of programs and degrees for Florida Institute of Technology in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree42944
Doctor's degree4513
Master's degree78638

Florida Institute of Technology Student Body

In 2007-2008, Florida Institute of Technology had a total enrollment of 5,118 students (4,258 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 69%
Women 31%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 51%
Graduate 49%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 46%
Black 10%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 15%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 21%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Florida Institute of Technology Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %

Florida Institute of Technology Room and Board (2007)

Florida Institute of Technology offers campus housing for 1,681 of its 4,258 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Melbourne, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Florida Institute of Technology Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math540640
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2229
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT72%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required
Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

Florida Institute of Technology Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,190
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,190
Room and board $ 10,250
Room charge $ 6,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,250
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Florida Institute of Technology participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 146900)

Florida Institute of Technology Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track18251

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year15$119,3460*
Associate professorcalendar year7$97,1543$82,596
Assistant professorcalendar year8$77,3902*
Instructorcalendar year3$62,5372*
All faculty totalcalendar year33$99,3037$71,511

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year50$85,9917$79,808
Associate professoracademic year57$66,0587$77,901
Assistant professoracademic year39$60,63720$52,755
Instructoracademic year3$38,4239$35,580
All faculty totalacademic year149$70,77143$57,658

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Florida Institute of Technology Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sunshine State Conference
Baseball Sunshine State Conference
Track Sunshine State Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01111

Florida Institute of Technology Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Transportation/Transportation Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Operations Research
Systems Engineering

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General

Analytical Chemistry
Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Molecular Biology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Air Transportation, Other
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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