STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
Phone: (585) 475-2411; Fax: (585) 475-7021
|Chief Executive Officer:||Dr. William W. Destler, President|
|Enrollment (Headcount):||16383 Undergraduate; 2021 Graduate|
|2015 Carnegie Classification:||Doctoral Universities - Moderate Research Activity|
|Approved Degree Levels:||Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Award/Cert/Diploma, Master's, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;|
|Distance Education Programs:||Fully Approved|
|Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ; Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP); National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation; New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education|
|Other Accreditors: ABET: Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology; CAC/ABET: Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET; ACSCPT: American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training; TAC/ABET: Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET; IFMA: International Facility Management Association; CIDA: Council for Interior Design Accreditation; ARC-PA: Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant; CAAHEP/JRCEDMS: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; NASP: National Association of School Psychologists; NAAB: National Architectural Accrediting Board; MSCHE: Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Branch Campuses: None|
|Additional Locations: Beijiing Jiaotong University, Weihai Campus, China; Beijing Jiaotong University, No. 3, Shangyuancan, China; Dominican Republic, PUCMM, Dominican Republic; RIT Dubai, PO Box 341055, United Arab Emirates; RIT Dubrovnic Croatia, Croatia; RIT Kosovo, Germia Campus, Kosovo; RIT Zagreb Croatia, Damira Tomljanovica Gavrana 15, Croatia|
|Other Instructional Sites: None|
|Status: Member since 1958|
|Last Reaffirmed: November 15, 2012|
Most Recent Commission Action:
|November 2, 2015:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Beijing Jiaotong University, No. 3, Shangyuancan, Haidan District, Beijing, China within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
|November 15, 2012:||To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
|June 29, 2015:||To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Beijiing Jiaotong University, Weihai Campus, Weihai, Shandong Province, China. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.|
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2016 - 2017
Date Printed: June 28, 2016
Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically
apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is
permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational
credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring
authority. (34 CFR §600.2)
Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at firstname.lastname@example.org) of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.
Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.
Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."
Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.