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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Acceptance Rate 49 %
Tuition & Fees $54,416
Student Population 6,874
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $20,699
Graduation Rate 89 %

Academic Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Campus, Worcester, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2021 tuition & fees are $54,416 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 6,874 students are enrolled in. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 49% and the graduation rate is 89% last year.
The salary after graduation from Worcester Polytechnic Institute varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $84,600. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Worcester Polytechnic Institute are $54,416. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $29,040 on average.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2021 Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate$54,416
Graduate$29,040
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at WPI. The acceptance rate of WPI is 49% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 23%. The average graduation rate is 89% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $20,699 and 93% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 6,874 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
[Chart] Academic Statistics
Acceptance Rate for Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 49 %.
Graduation Rate for Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 89 %
Retention Rate for Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 96 %
Student Population for Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 6,874
Student to Faculty Rate for Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 13 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $20,699 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Offered Degrees

WPI offers 116 major programs through online and on-site education where 19 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree340
Post Bachelor's Degree198
Master's Degree3911
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship240

Special Learning Opportunities

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:2,240)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,334)

Veterans Benefits

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges