To the stars through science
Florida Institute of Technology is home to the serious seekers—the relentlessly curious, 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 Technologies Inc., 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 one of the top five places 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 Kennedy Space Center and Orlando area attractions. Other people come here to vacation—our students come to pursue their dreams with drive and determination.
Representing 80+ countries, students from outside the United States account for about 23% 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 in the U.S. PayScale places Florida Tech in the top 6% for return on investment among U.S. colleges. With 92% of students becoming employed or attending graduate school after graduation, Florida Tech alumni go on to become visionary engineers, scientists, aviators, innovators, leaders, educators, athletes, and astronauts.