Florida Institute of Technology is home to the serious seekers, the relentlessly curious, the bold and driven scholars who learn best by doing.
Our hands-on approach to education includes a cooperative education program, field research projects, capstone experiences, research opportunities, and joband internship connections at major employers like SpaceX, Northrop Grumman Corp., Embraer, L3Harris, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and more.
Florida Tech is a fully accredited, research-intensive, private, coeducational, doctoral-granting university. As the only independent technological university in the Southeastern United States, Florida Tech is committed to providing our culturally diverse student body a high-quality education in the sciences, engineering, technology, business, psychology, liberal arts, aviation, and related disciplines that prepares them to enter the global workforce.
Representing over 90 countries, students from outside the United States account for about one-third of our student population, and U.S. News & World Report continually ranks Florida Tech as one of the best national universities for fostering international student experiences. From hosting celebratory events like the annual International Festival to promoting cultural organizations on campus to assisting students through the Office of International Student & Scholar Services, we recognize the value that diversity brings to our campus—and we do everything we can to honor and celebrate our international students.
Our campus offers a safe learning environment and comfortable accommodations, with reasonably priced housing available on and off campus. There’s a chapel on campus and several churches, synagogues, temples, and a mosque nearby. We offer a variety of meal plans that meet most dietary needs, including vegetarian dishes and meals fitting most religious dietary observations.
PayScale places Florida Tech in the top 6% for return on investment among US colleges. With 95% of students finding employment or attending graduate school within six months of graduation, Florida Tech alumni become visionary engineers, scientists, aviators, innovators, leaders, educators, athletes, and astronauts.
Senior Design program
Students transform their innovative ideas into tangible solutions through the Engineering and Science Senior Design program. The University’s flagship capstone project and a Panther rite of passage, Senior Design has existed in some form or another almost since the University’s inception. Students work in interdisciplinary groups to apply theory, think creatively, and develop practical skills like teamwork, professionalism, and leadership, simulating a real-world work environment. The program culminates in the annual Northrop Grumman Engineering and Science Student Design Showcase, where students present their projects to University faculty, staff, community members, industry professionals, and—most exciting of all—prospective employers.