Designated as a Golden Age University
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, countless research opportunities, and job and internship connections at major employers like Northrop Grumman Corp., NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, L3Harris, SpaceX, Embraer, and more.
Florida Tech is a private, fully accredited, coeducational, research-intensive, 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, seek further higher education opportunities, and serve within their communities.
We’re located in sunny Melbourne, Florida, ranked the #1 place to live near the beach by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to its beautiful beaches, the area is known for its high-tech industry, historic yet eclectic downtown, art scene, surf culture, and proximity to the Kennedy Space Center and Orlando area attractions. Other people come here to vacation; students come to pursue their dreams with drive and determination.
Representing 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. 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 go on to become visionary engineers, scientists, aviators, innovators, leaders, educators, athletes, and astronauts.