Wentworth Institute of Technology

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,954

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$37,656

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.06%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

91.9%

6,172 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,457

89.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

67.5%

657 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 Architecture (110 degrees awarded), Construction Management (97 degrees), and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (79 degrees).

In 2017, 1,043 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wentworth Institute of Technology. 21.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 78.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (592 degrees), 2.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (209 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wentworth Institute of Technology is $32,954, which is $12,221 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wentworth Institute of Technology is $32,954, which is $12,221 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,656.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,954

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wentworth Institute of Technology was $32,954. The cost of tuition at Wentworth Institute of Technology is $12,221 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$37,656

2017 Value

2.94%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wentworth Institute of Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,656. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wentworth Institute of Technology grew by 2.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,530

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wentworth Institute of Technology was of $13,530 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.05% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Wentworth Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

3.06%

2016 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wentworth Institute of Technology was 3.06%, which represents 30 out of the 980 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Wentworth Institute of Technology received 6,172 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 18.3% annual decline. Out of those 6,172 applicants, 5,670 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,457 students enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2017, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wentworth Institute of Technology has an overall enrollment yield of 17.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,670

Accepted Out of 6,172

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Wentworth Institute of Technology was 91.9% (5,670 admissions from 6,172 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -18.3%, while admissions grew by 6.32%.

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SAT Scores

89%

Submission Percentage

863

Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Wentworth Institute of Technology has a total enrollment of 4,457 students. The full-time enrollment at Wentworth Institute of Technology is 3,988 students and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 89.5% 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 61.1% White, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.05% Asian, 4.11% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 0.0897% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0449% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (52.1%), followed by White Female (12.3%) and Asian Male (5.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (57.1%), followed by White Female (25%) and Asian Male (4.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wentworth Institute of Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,457 students. The full-time enrollment at Wentworth Institute of Technology is 3,988 and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 89.5% of students enrolled at Wentworth Institute of Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2017 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 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    2,725

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    488

  3. Asian

    314

The enrolled student population at Wentworth Institute of Technology is 61.1% White, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.05% Asian, 4.11% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 0.0897% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0449% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 304 students (6.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 593 fewer women than men received degrees from Wentworth Institute of Technology. The majority of degree recipients at Wentworth Institute of Technology are white (592 degrees awarded). There were 2.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (209 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wentworth Institute of Technology is Architecture (110 degrees awarded), followed by Construction Management (97 degrees) and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (79 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 (185 degrees awarded), Engineering (282 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (114 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 (790,860 people), Other managers (491,151 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (339,088 people), Civil engineers (241,148 people), and Mechanical engineers (187,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Architecture and Related Services (185 degrees awarded), Engineering (282 degrees), Engineering Technologies (114 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (111 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (69 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Architecture and Related Services (185 degrees awarded), Engineering (282 degrees), Engineering Technologies (114 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (111 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (69 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 (934,056 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (582,764 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,308 people), Construction (353,160 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (302,735 people).

The most specialized majors at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Architecture and Related Services (185 degrees awarded), Engineering (282 degrees), Engineering Technologies (114 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (111 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (69 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wentworth Institute of Technology was Architecture with 110 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 818

  2. 225

In 2017, 818 degrees were awarded to men at Wentworth Institute of Technology, which is 3.64 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (225).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Construction Management, which is 6.05 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 71 degrees were awarded to women at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Architecture, which is 0.623 times less than the 114 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 48% 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, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wentworth Institute of Technology is Female and Asian (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 12.6% of graduates (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    592 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    209 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wentworth Institute of Technology is white (592 degrees awarded). There were 2.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (209 degrees).

20% of degree recipients (209 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    473 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    119 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wentworth Institute of Technology is white male (473 degrees awarded). There were 3.97 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (119 degrees).

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Operations

Wentworth Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $94.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.6M (18.7%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Wentworth Institute of Technology had a total salary expenditure of $118M. Wentworth Institute of Technology employs 79 Assistant professors, 55 Associate professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at Wentworth Institute of Technology are Male Assistant professors (55), Male Associate professors(35), and Female Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wentworth Institute of Technology are: Management, with 66 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 63 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$94.1M

2017 Endowment

11.9%

growth from 2016

Wentworth Institute of Technology has an endowment valued at about $94.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wentworth Institute of Technology grew 11.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $61M 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. $174k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wentworth Institute of Technology received $174k 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

$50.2M

2017 Salaries

3.67%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wentworth Institute of Technology paid a median of $50.2M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($118M) and a 3.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.92% growth from 2015 and a 8.41% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.2M

Instructional Salaries

160

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wentworth Institute of Technology paid a total of $12.2M to 160 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

79 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

66 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wentworth Institute of Technology were Assistant professor with 79 employees; Associate professor with 55 employees; and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wentworth Institute of Technology were Management with 66 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 63 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 52 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wentworth Institute of Technology was Male Assistant professor with 55 employees, Male Associate professor with 35 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 24 employees.

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

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