Florida Tech is a pioneer in the fields of space and technology and is proud to have trained many NASA scientists and astronauts. Today, Florida Tech maintains a reputation as a leader and innovator in disciplines from business to psychology. With over $35 million in research-sponsored projects, we continue to significantly impact today’s industries. And with off-campus sites in Alabama, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia, several of which are on military bases – in addition to online degree programs – students all over the globe have access to the same world-class Florida Tech education earned on its main campus in Melbourne.
Florida Tech is distinguished by top-notch educators, international scholars and world-class researchers. In fact, nearly 90% of our faculty earned their doctorates from a variety of schools including the University of Maryland, Louisiana Tech, the University of Kentucky and Duke University. On average many faculty members have over 10 years of experience in the business world. Many have worked for corporations such as Raytheon Missile Systems, Xerox, Toyota and Northup Grumman, while several others own small businesses or law firms. As a Florida Tech student, you’ll experience individualized working relationships with your instructors. Instead of getting lost in the crowd, you’ll benefit from the kind of individual attention that makes education that much more fulfilling. Working online with Florida Tech professors and students alike is richly interactive. Professor-led streaming video, email, discussion boards and chat rooms are available 24/7.
With 15 NCAA Division II varsity sports programs that compete in the Sunshine State Conference, Florida Tech gives its students and supporters plenty to cheer about. The Panthers have achieved impressive results in numerous sports, notably two national championships in men’s soccer, conference titles in women’s basketball and an NCAA regional championship in men’s basketball. Florida Tech alumnus and former Panther pitcher Tim Wakefield has enjoyed a successful career in Major League Baseball, where he pitched for the Boston Red Sox. Click here for the latest news about the Panthers.
You’re in good company with a distinguished group of individuals who have carried the pursuit of excellence way beyond their studies at Florida Tech. Among the more than 50,000 alumni include several astronauts, many CEOs of major corporations, Senior Executive Service (SES) members, and 32 generals including two four-star generals, six three-star generals, 18 two-star major generals and six one-star brigadier generals.
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