For 2020, Wentworth Posts Best-Ever Results in Three U.S. News College Rankings Categories

September 9, 2019

The 2020 Best Colleges rankings from U.S. News & World Report show Wentworth Institute of Technology posting its best performance to date—rising significantly in three main categories: Best Regional Universities North; Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (with no doctorate available); and Best Value Schools (North).

“This is cause for celebration,” said Wentworth President Mark A. Thompson. “It wouldn’t have happened without the countless contributions of our entire community—from our faculty, staff and students, to the Board of Trustees and University Advisers, to our Alumni Association members.

“I am extremely grateful to everyone who has had a hand in the progress that Wentworth has been experiencing.”

In the 2020 rankings, released Sept. 9, 2019, the university is:

Wentworth was also ranked at 21, a tie, for Most Innovative Schools in the north region.

In the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs category for 2020, Wentworth is tied with five other schools: California State University (Los Angeles); Hofstra University; Miami University (Oxford); Ohio Northern University; and Oregon Institute of Technology.

In the Best Regional Universities North cadre for 2020, Wentworth is ranked in a tie with Merrimack College.

Wentworth has been spotlighted in other recent college rankings, as well. Forbes, for example, has released its 2019 list of “America’s Top Colleges” and named Wentworth number 355 in the nation. The university comes in at number 24 among Massachusetts institutions.

According to Forbes, “Whether a school is in the Top 10 or near the bottom of the list, these 650 count as the best in the country. We include just 15 percent of the 4,300 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S., so appearing here at all is an indication that a school meets a high standard.”

The full report can be found on the Forbes website.

For the 13th consecutive year, Wentworth was named a Best in the Northeast selection in Princeton Review’s 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

In the Wall Street Journal /Times Higher Education College Rankings for 2020, Wentworth ranked in the band of 501-600 out of 801 institutions nationally.Those rankings were in four pillars: resources, engagement, outcomes and environment.

Wentworth’s strongest results were in “outcomes” where it was ranked in the fifth decile, at #325 out of 801. Within the Northeast region WIT ranked 167th out of 258 institutions. For “Environment,” the university was ranked #333 out of 801. It was ranked at 754 for engagement and 647 for resources.

--Dennis Nealon

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