For more than a century, Wentworth Institute of Technology has delivered a first-rate education to prepare graduates for rewarding careers. While educating its students to work with industry-standard technology, Wentworth has always employed the best practices in education: you learn something best by doing and close faculty mentorship. Wentworth is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational University offering master’s, bachelor's, and associate degrees, in addition to certificate programs, to more than 3,900 full-time students each year. More than 50,000 students—who have assumed leadership roles in a multitude of professions in industry, education, and government—have graduated since Wentworth opened its doors in 1911.
At Wentworth, we are dedicated to the “Five Factors of Career Success,” which include focused academics, cooperative education, innovation and entrepreneurship, collaboration and partnerships, and ideal location. Our students are adept at collaborating with others, and they graduate from Wentworth with the ability to lead with confidence and contribute to society in meaningful ways.
Wentworth consists of four colleges: the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering and Computer Science; and the College of Professional and Continuing Education.
Wentworth offers bachelor's degrees in twenty-two (22) majors:
- Applied Mathematics
- Applied Science
- Biological Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Building Construction Management
- Business Management
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Networking
- Computer Science
- Construction Management
- Electrical Engineering
- Electromechanical Engineering
- Facility Planning & Management
- Industrial Design
- Interior Design
- Mechanical Engineering
- Project Management
Wentworth offers seven (7) master's degree programs:
- Master of Science in Applied Computer Science
- Master of Architecture
- Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
- Master of Science in Construction Management
- Master of Science in Facility Management
- Master of Science in Project Management
- Master of Science in Technology Management
Wentworth offers twenty-two (22) minors
Wentworth offers four (4) professional undergraduate certificates (CPCE only)
The University fields eighteen (18) NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams. The average class size is 20, and students currently hail from 38 different states and 60 countries.
As a fundamental part of a Wentworth education, students are required to complete two cooperative (co-op) education semesters with an option for a third. Co-op experiences can take place anywhere in the world and are always related to the career major of the student, preparing them for postgraduate work or further study.
Wentworth co-op students and graduates are sought after for their demonstrated abilities to quickly become productive members in the workplace, for their technical problem-solving skills, and for their educational preparation to adapt to changing technologies. More than 58% of Wentworth students are offered post-graduate, full-time employment by their co-op employers.
A part-time class schedule is also available through the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE). CPCE offers evening, weekend, and online courses and programs for working adults who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees, supplement their skills, or earn a graduate degree. Wentworth’s practical orientation has made these programs particularly attractive to current employees who want to develop the updated skills necessary to advance professionally.
Wentworth's 31-acre campus on Huntington Avenue in the Fenway section of Boston is located near the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Symphony Hall and Fenway Park. Wentworth is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, which also includes Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Simmons College.
The Institute was founded in 1904 through a bequest from Arioch Wentworth, a Boston merchant, and held its first classes in 1911.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Wentworth’s core mission is to empower, inspire, and innovate through experiential learning.
Wentworth envisions a future in which it is nationally recognized as the University of choice for externally collaborative, project-based, interdisciplinary learning.
Wentworth’s Fundamental Values
At Wentworth, our core values reflect that we are student-centered, that we are passionate for hands-on teaching and learning, and that innovation and creativity are at the center of what we do. We express these three core values as "Students first," "The world is our classroom," and "Thinking without a box."
Colleges of the Fenway
The City of Boston, an international center of learning with its many colleges and universities, museums, conservatories and art institutions, provides exciting opportunities for institutional cooperation, enhancing curricular choices for students. Wentworth takes a leading position in developing meaningful academic programming with area institutions.
Wentworth Institute of Technology is one of five colleges forming the Colleges of the Fenway. This collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Emmanuel College, and Simmons College expands academic opportunities and choices through cross-registration, and enhances the student and faculty environments of the individual institutions while retaining the unique and special qualities of each of the five colleges.