Founded in 1958, Florida Institute of Technology is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Melbourne (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Florida. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 58 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Florida Tech also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.