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2014-2015 Academic Catalog: The Institute - Mission and Values

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally-recognized, private, coeducational institution of higher education offering master’s, baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, and certificate programs to over 3,500 students each year in the disciplines of computer science, architecture, design, engineering, management, and engineering technology. The Institute was founded in 1904 through a bequest from Arioch Wentworth, a Boston merchant, and first opened its doors in 1911. Wentworth has graduated over 50,000 students, who have assumed leadership roles in the professions, industry, education, and government. 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.

Wentworth offers baccalaureate programs in a variety of technological and design-related fields in a cooperative education format during the day and in a part-time format through the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE). The CPCE offers courses and programs during the evening, weekends and online for working adults who want to complete their degrees, supplement their skills, or earn a graduate degree. The Institute’s practical orientation has made these programs particularly attractive to continuing education students who want to develop the updated skills necessary to advance professionally.

The campus is on a thirty-five acre site on Huntington Avenue in the Fenway area of Boston, near the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, and the member schools of the Colleges of the Fenway.



Wentworth provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary, project-based education in engineering, technology, design and management that integrates classroom, laboratory, studio, cooperative and experiential learning resulting in a career-ready, skilled professional and engaged citizen.


Wentworth’s vision for the future is to become 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 real-life, 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 –Thinking without a box.