A history of education and innovation

In 1958, Florida Institute of Technology was founded in Melbourne to educate professionals working on the Space Coast. Today, the regionally accredited university offers Associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs on campus, at off-site locations and online. Florida Tech continues to be an innovative leader in a variety of disciplines, including psychology, business, cybersecurity, aviation management and information technology. Our variety of degree programs offered online combine the prestige and academic rigor for which Florida Tech is renowned with the convenience of attending class anytime, anywhere.


Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Florida Institute of Technology may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

The commission requests they are contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.


Florida Tech is distinguished by top-notch educators, international scholars and world-class researchers. Nearly 90% of full-time faculty members hold a doctorate or the highest degree relevant to their field. Many have worked for multinational corporations such as Raytheon Missile Systems, Xerox, Toyota and Northrop Grumman, while others own businesses or law firms.

As a student, you’ll receive individualized attention from your instructors via email, video, discussion boards and chat rooms. They work with you to ensure your academic success.

Rankings & Accolades

U.S. News & World Report:

  • Tier 1 Best National University
  • Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • Best Online MBA Programs
  • Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs

      • Ranked one of America’s "Best Value" universities by Forbes
      • Recognized as one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review


      As a Florida Tech Panther, you will be part of a robust network of more than 60,000 alumni worldwide, including CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, astronauts who have flown on space shuttle missions, the first female four-star general in U.S. military history and a National Teacher of the Year recipient.

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