|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||9%|
|Student to faculty ratio||13:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,072 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 10,468 applications and only 5,071 students were granted admission. Worcester Polytechnic Institute is at the #46 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
In 2016-2017 academic year, Worcester Polytechnic Institute's tuition was $46,364 for all students regardless of residency (73.1% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 14% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,959 (which is 10% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2016-2017, was 645, which is 59% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $7,140 (which is 21.1% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Worcester Polytechnic Institute has enrolled a total of 6,642 students (5,143 students full-time and 1,499 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,642 students, 26 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 67% men and 33% women and 4,432 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,210 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 472 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 21%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Black/African American: 3%
Two or more races: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||16%||153|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||13%||127|
|Mathematics And Statistics||6%||61|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||2%||19|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||1%||6|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||0%||4|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Worcester Polytechnic Institute full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduates 6 years after enrollment is $65,400. Last year, out of the total 892 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 847 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,037 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 975 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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