Statement of Accreditation Status

Rochester Institute of Technology

  • CEO: Dr. David Munson, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Christine Licata
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, large, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1958
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026

Contact Information

1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5603

(585) 475-2411

www.rit.edu

  • April 17, 2018
    To reaffirm accreditation and to acknowledge the institution's participation in the Collaborative Implementation Project. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2022, the institution provide further evidence of (1) processes designed to enhance the successful achievement of educational goals, including transfer from other institutions (Standard IV) and (2) a financial planning and budgeting process that is aligned with the institution's mission and goals, is clearly linked to the institution's and unit's strategic plans/objectives, and is linked to budgeting and appropriate timelines (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 22, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation and to acknowledge the institution's participation in the Collaborative Implementation Project. To request that, in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review, the institution provide further evidence of (1) processes designed to enhance the successful achievement of educational goals, including transfer from other institutions (Standard IV) and (2) a financial planning and budgeting process that is aligned with the institution's mission and goals, is clearly linked to the institution's and unit's strategic plans/objectives, and is linked to budgeting and appropriate timelines (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change requests, and to include the contractual agreement with Embanet.
  • March 3, 2011
    To include the additional location at the American College of Management and Technology, 242 Ilica, Zagreb, Croatia, within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2012.
  • February 16, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from The New York State Education Department and to include the Master of Architecture degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Beijing Jiaotong University
    No. 3, Shangyuancan Haidan District Beijing
    China
    Opened: 11/02/2015
  • Additional Location
    Beijing Jiaotong University
    Weihai Campus, Beijing Jiaotong University Xiandai Road 69, Nanhai Xinqu (Nanhai New Area) Weihai 264401, Shandong,
    China
  • Additional Location
    Dominican Republic
    PUCMM Santo Domingo
    Dominican Republic
  • Additional Location
    RIT Dubai
    PO Box 341055 Techno Point Building, 1st Floor Dubai Silicon Oasis
    United Arab Emirates
  • Additional Location
    RIT Dubrovnik Croatia
    Croatia Don Frana Bulica 6 20000 Dubrovnik
    Croatia
  • Additional Location
    RIT Kosovo
    Germia Campus Dr. Shpetim Robaj st. nn 10000 Prishtina
    Republic of Kosovo
  • Additional Location
    RIT Zagreb Croatia
    Damira Tomljanovica Gavrana 15 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
    Croatia
    Opened: 03/03/2011

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