Florida Institute of Technology is home to the serious seekers—the relentlessly curious, bold, and driven scholars who learn best by doing.
We are a private, fully accredited, coeducational, research-intensive, doctoral-granting university. Our more than 100 campus-based graduate programs in engineering, computing, science, business, aeronautics, psychology, communication, human-centered design, and education are fueled by research and driven by faculty mentors who truly care about student success. We also offer several off-campus, online, and hybrid graduate degree programs.
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 that prepares them for career advancement opportunities, further higher education, or whatever comes next.
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. Florida Tech alumni go on to become visionary engineers, scientists, aviators, innovators, leaders, educators, and astronauts.
What Our Students Say...
"The most important lesson I learned at Florida Tech, outside of academics, would be that you can turn your passion into your career. I have been fascinated by animals as long I can remember—I am living my childhood dream!"
— Cassie Vergason ’16 B.S. psychology, ’18 M.S. applied behavior analysis and organizational behavior management
"Something I experienced as a Florida Tech student was a continuous push by my professors to think beyond plugging and chugging numbers into various equations. They taught me to think critically about the effects my work would have on people."
— Shayna Begay ’10 B.S. aerospace engineering, ’11 M.S. aerospace engineering
"Being at Florida Tech, I was able to get involved with a lot of programs very easily that taught me real-world experience, real-world project management, and allowed me to do things on campus before going out into the professional world."
— Zach Eichholz ’16 B.S. sustainability studies, ’19 M.S. interdisciplinary sciences
"Early in my career, I would run into people who had gone to Duke, MIT, and other well-known engineering schools, and they would ask, 'Where did you get exposure to program management?' I attribute Florida Tech and its faculty."
— Larry Hall ’79 B.S. management science, ’80 MBA, ’83 M.S. computer science