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#By the Numbers#

RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has grown exponentially since enrolling its first class in 1968. Numbers don't tell the whole story, but they do give you a glimpse of what NTID looks like today.

Student Enrollment


Total Enrollment

Breakdown by Gender

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More than



Read about these RIT/NTID alumni making a big impact.

More alumni success stories ››

Breakdown by Geographic Region

Map of Enrollment Percentages by U.S. Region

Brazil, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sweden, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela

Students bring a variety of life experiences to RIT, but all have one fundamental thing in common — these students all chose RIT because it was the right fit for them.

Watch the video to learn why RIT/NTID is the right fit for Natalie Snyder.

More student fit stories ››


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Student/Faculty Ratio


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Learn more about some of the faculty at RIT/NTID.



· Including ·

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These staff members at RIT/NTID are
role models for the next generation.

Access Services

RIT provides one of the most accessible edu­cation communities in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Here are just a few examples of the services that support student success.

Hours provided (2016-2017 academic year)

In Classroom
(B.S. Degree Programs)
Outside Classroom
Interpreting 108,243 44,387
Captioning 24,608 1,095
Notetaking 62,015

Employment/Earnings After College

Each year, on average, more than


deaf and hard-of-hearing students complete cooperative work assignments with employers throughout the country.

New RIT/NTID grads are ready to succeed

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Last year,


of students who sought jobs after graduation found one within a year

New RIT/NTID alumni thrive in all economic sectors

Employers include:

U.S. Department of Defense, Intel, MassMutual, Whirlpool, Rochester Regional Health and many more.

RIT/NTID graduates are competitive in the marketplace*

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RIT/NTID deaf and hard-of-hearing grads

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing grads of other postsecondary institutions

*Deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT/NTID graduates with a bachelor's or an associate degree earn




more, respectively, at age 50 than deaf and hard-of-hearing graduates of other postsecondary institutions around the country.

According to a study conducted with the Social Security Administration.