Wentworth Institute of Technology

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,970
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$37,322
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.01%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
68.6%
7,311 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,449
89.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66%
675 Graduates

About

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wentworth Institute of Technology were Mechanical Engineering (130 degrees awarded), Construction Management (126 degrees), and Computer Science (96 degrees).

In 2019, 1,018 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wentworth Institute of Technology. 22.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 77.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (683 degrees), 8.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (84 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wentworth Institute of Technology is $34,970, which is $12,944 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wentworth Institute of Technology is $34,970, which is $12,944 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,322.

In 2019, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,970
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Wentworth Institute of Technology was $34,970. The cost of tuition at Wentworth Institute of Technology is $12,944 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$37,322
2019 Value
4.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Wentworth Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,322. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Wentworth Institute of Technology grew by 4.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,190
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wentworth Institute of Technology was of $14,190 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.5% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Wentworth Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.33% with respect to 2018, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.01%
2017 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Wentworth Institute of Technology was 3.01%, which represents 37 out of the 1230 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Wentworth Institute of Technology received 7,311 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.0137% annual decline. Out of those 7,311 applicants, 5,012 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,449 students enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wentworth Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 18.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,012
Accepted Out of 7,311

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wentworth Institute of Technology was 68.6% (5,012 admissions from 7,311 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 76%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.0137%, while admissions declined by −9.86%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
886
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wentworth Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 4,449 students. The full-time enrollment at Wentworth Institute of Technology is 3,971 students and the part-time enrollment is 478. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wentworth Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.4% White, 8.47% Asian, 7.55% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Black or African American, 2.74% Two or More Races, 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.045% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (49.8%), followed by White Female (12.6%) and Asian Male (7.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (47.8%), followed by White Female (29.9%) and Asian Female (4.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wentworth Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,449 students. The full-time enrollment at Wentworth Institute of Technology is 3,971 and the part-time enrollment is 478. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Wentworth Institute of Technology was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Wentworth Institute of Technology had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,776
  2. Asian
    377
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    336

The enrolled student population at Wentworth Institute of Technology is 62.4% White, 8.47% Asian, 7.55% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Black or African American, 2.74% Two or More Races, 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.045% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 285 students (6.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 568 fewer women than men received degrees from Wentworth Institute of Technology. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wentworth Institute of Technology is white (683 degrees awarded). There were 8.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (84 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wentworth Institute of Technology is Mechanical Engineering (130 degrees awarded), followed by Construction Management (126 degrees) and Computer Science (96 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wentworth Institute of Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (151 degrees awarded), Engineering (353 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (151 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Software developers (960,414 people), Other managers (470,758 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (369,054 people), Civil engineers (282,471 people), and Mechanical engineers (218,847 people).

The most specialized majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Architecture and Related Services (151 degrees awarded), Engineering (353 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (151 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (33 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Architecture and Related Services (151 degrees awarded), Engineering (353 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (151 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (33 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Computer Systems Design (1,011,089 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (610,275 people), Construction (383,667 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (360,775 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (304,134 people).

The most specialized majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Architecture and Related Services (151 degrees awarded), Engineering (353 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (151 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (33 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Most Common
  1. 130 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 126 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 96 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wentworth Institute of Technology was Mechanical Engineering with 130 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

793
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
225
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 793 degrees were awarded to men at Wentworth Institute of Technology, which is 3.52 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (225).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Construction Management, which is 8.63 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 65 degrees were awarded to women at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Architecture, which is 0.756 times less than the 86 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 53% of students graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wentworth Institute of Technology is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 34.5% of graduates (233 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    683 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wentworth Institute of Technology is white (683 degrees awarded). There were 8.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (84 degrees).

5.5% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    544 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    139 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wentworth Institute of Technology is white male (544 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (139 degrees).

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Operations

Wentworth Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $116M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.5M (3.88%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Wentworth Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $130M. Wentworth Institute of Technology employs 80 Assistant professors, 53 Associate professors, and 28 Professors. Most academics at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Male Assistant professors (54), Male Associate professors(32), and Female Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wentworth Institute of Technology are: Management, with 69 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 59 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$116M
2019 Endowment
3.11%
growth from 2018

Wentworth Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $116M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Wentworth Institute of Technology grew 3.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $77.7M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $130k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Wentworth Institute of Technology received $130k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55.5M
2019 Salaries
4.61%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Wentworth Institute of Technology paid a median of $55.5M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($130M) and a 4.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.66% growth from 2017 and a 3.67% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13M
Instructional Salaries
161
Number of Employees

In 2019, Wentworth Institute of Technology paid a total of $13M to 161 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
80 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wentworth Institute of Technology were Assistant professor with 80 employees; Associate professor with 53 employees; and Associate professor with 28 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wentworth Institute of Technology were Management with 69 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wentworth Institute of Technology was Male Assistant professor with 54 employees, Male Associate professor with 32 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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