Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is one of the most established online education providers in the United States. In fact, it has received the “Center of Excellence Award” from the New Media Consortium (NMC) in 2008 for use of cutting-edge technology and faculty innovation in its online learning programs. RIT has also been ranked by US News and World Report to be the #1 comprehensive university in the North for academic reputation and is considered as one of America’s “Best College Values”.
RIT currently offers a whole slew of online programs with 16 online Masteral degree programs, 5 undergraduate degree programs, 12 advanced certificate programs, 17 certificate programs, and 1 diploma program.
Admission requirements for online programs at RIT differ for full-time and part-time students since many of their part-time learners have not finished high school nor attended college. For full-time applicants of online undergraduate programs, admission requirements include high school transcript or copy of high school equivalency (i.e. GED), any college transcripts, records of any work experience, including military service.
Financial aid is available at RIT in the form of Federal and State Aid, alternative loans, and scholarships and grants.
RIT is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by New York State. Program specific accreditation is also bestowed for some of its online programs.