NYIT at a Glance

NYIT at a Glance

Our Mission

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and medicine. A non-profit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 10,000 students worldwide. Since 1955, NYIT has pursued its mission to:

Students engage in real-world, hands-on experiences and work with award-winning faculty in fields ranging from engineering to education, arts to architecture, and management to medicine.

Students engage in real-world, hands-on experiences and work with award-winning faculty in fields ranging from engineering to education, arts to architecture, and management to medicine.

  • Provide career-oriented professional education
  • Give all qualified students access to opportunity
  • Support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world

Our Vision

In 2006, we developed a long-term strategic plan informing our vision for the future and specific goals to be met by 2030 in order to position NYIT as a model 21st-century global institution:

In 2030, NYIT will be a model 21st-century university educating future global leaders and professionals in technology-rich environments where “connectedness” and great teaching will inspire innovation and entrepreneurship, and where students and faculty members will create and share knowledge that brings positive change to society.


Learning and Achievement Goals

An ad hoc committee of NYITs Academic Senate coordinated conversations among faculty, staff, and students as well as key stakeholders (including school and program advisory boards, prospective employers, and alumni) to develop institution-level educational goals for student learning and achievement for all students at all academic levels and at all locations. The following goals were adopted by the Senate in fall 2015:

Learning Goals

By the time of graduation, NYIT students will, at the appropriate level (bachelors, masters or professional):

  • Gain a coherent understanding of the knowledge, skills, and values of their discipline
  • Achieve proficiency in oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis, technological competency, and information literacy
  • Integrate academic and co-curricular learning to explore concepts and questions that bridge disciplines, professions, and cultures
  • Formulate evidence-based and ethical courses of action or conclusions to address challenges and problems
  • Engage with, respond to, and reflect on political, social, environmental and economic challenges at local, national, and global levels
  • Develop self-efficacy, professionalism, creativity, and an innovative spirit

Achievement Goals

Achievement goals represent our hopes for who our alumni will become later in life. Our goal while they are at NYIT is to provide our students with enough experiences to cultivate the traits they will need later in life to have satisfying lives.

After graduating, NYIT alumni:

  • Are prepared for long-term success in work and life
  • Contribute to local and global communities through social and professional relationships
  • Remain connected to NYIT

Who We Are:

  • Students (all campuses): 10,000+

    • Representing nearly all 50 states and 100 countries
    • 60% male/40% female
    • 14:1 student:faculty ratio
  • Alumni: 100,000

  • Staff and Faculty (including adjuncts): 3,000

  • President: Hank Foley, Ph.D.

  • Nickname: Bears

Where We Are:


New York Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and chartered by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York; our individual programs and schools as well as our global campuses also have prestigious accreditations. See a complete list of accrediting agencies.

Applied Research

NYIT's research efforts are receiving unprecedented funding from national agencies and our own internal efforts. Our expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, robotics, implantable/wearable technologies, medicine, health care, sustainability, and more are providing solutions for real world problems.


Global Thought Leadership

In addition to ground-breaking research, NYIT leads the way in creating world-class forums for experts around the world to convene to discuss, strategize, and propose solutions for the world's greatest challenges. Topics of recent NYIT conferences include:

  • Sustainable Megacities: Food, Energy, Water, and the Built Environment
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy
  • MOOCs and Beyond: Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • The Water-Energy Nexus
  • Provocative Perspectives on Health