Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private university which is a product of an 1891 merger between Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute. It was originally known by the combined names of these two institutions and adapted its represent name in 1944. Part of the academic services offered by RIT is the Online Learning consisting of a broad selection of courses and degree programs.
Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as well as the New York State, RIT also holds additional accreditations for specific academic programs. RIT Online Learning has been recognized for its support to emerging technologies and faculty innovation in the online learning environment. It has been given top ranking by U.S. News and World Report as a comprehensive university in the North.
RIT’s online programs consist of 16 master’s degrees, 12 advanced certificates, 4 bachelors of Science, 1 Associate in Allied Science, 17 certificates and 1 diploma. All online courses are provided through the course management system known as myCourses, which enables faculty to have access to a wide variety of tools for communication and sharing of information. The RIT Library Website provides a wealth of information which can be accessed anytime by RIT online students.
Online programs are offered in several areas of study including Arts, Crafts, Design and Graphic Communications; Business Management and Communication; Computing and Information Sciences; Engineering and Engineering Technology; Multidisciplinary; Science, Mathematics and Imaging Science; and Social Sciences, Humanities ad Education. Prospective students are advised to contact an Admissions Advisor to obtain specific information about admissions requirements, financial aid and scholarship options as well as tuition rates for desired programs.