Following their first year of college, 92% of students come back to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to to continue their sophomore year. 61% of students are predicted to graduate within four years compared to the 83% of students expected to graduate within six years. Did you know that 28% of first-years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute call the state of NY home? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a Carnegie Classification of Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive and has 7,900 students currently enrolled. The student-to-faculty ratio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 13 to 1.

Academic Profile for 2021

Four Year Graduation Rate
61%

Six Year Graduation Rate
83%

Eight Year Graduation Rate
84%

Student to Faculty Ratio
13 to 1

First Year Retention Rate
92%


Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
1,778
students in 2018

(Hover in each state to view details of distribution)

None
1 To 5
6 To 15
16 To 25
26 To 50
51 and Above

Student Race, Ethnicity, and Age Information


Total Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity for the 2018 school year

Students Total
6,628

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2018 school year

Students Total
6,628

Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Does not offer distance education opportunities
Special learning
ROTC - Air Force
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
Study abroad


Accreditation

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Agency Period of Accreditation Status
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1927 - Current
Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
(Rensselaer at Hartford)
01/01/1927 - Current
Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft N. Berwick Engineer)
10/27/2014 - Current
Accredited
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