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Wentworth Climbs Significantly in U.S. News’ 2019 College Rankings
September 10, 2018
The 2019 Best Colleges rankings from U.S. News & World Report show Wentworth Institute of Technology rising significantly in three main categories: Regional Universities North; Undergraduate Engineering Programs (with no doctorate available); and Best Value Schools.
“We can attribute this success to the efforts of the entire Wentworth community— from the hard work of our faculty, staff and students under the leadership of the senior administrators and the Board of Trustees, to the proactive communications and marketing team, active advisors, and supportive Alumni Association members,” said President Zorica Pantić.
“I am extremely grateful to everyone who has helped to build the impressive, widespread progress that Wentworth has been experiencing in recent years.”
In the latest rankings, released Sept. 10, 2018, Wentworth climbed nine spots over the previous year in both the regional universities and engineering categories. For Regional Universities North, a new category for Wentworth beginning in 2017, the Institute advanced to 62 from 71. In the engineering rankings, Wentworth climbed to 35 from 44.
The university was ranked at number 70 for Best Value Schools in 2019 vs. number 81 in the 2018 rankings.
In the Undergraduate Engineering Programs category for 2019, Wentworth is tied with nine other schools: Brigham Young University (Idaho); California State University (Northbridge); Hofstra University; Manhattan College; New York Institute of Technology; Oregon Institute of Technology; Penn State University (Behrend College, Erie); Purdue University (Northwest); and University of Wisconsin (Platteville).
In the Regional Universities North cadre for 2019, Wentworth is ranked in a tie with four other institutions: Alfred University; Chatham University; Farleigh Dickinson University; and St. Joseph’s College.
Wentworth has been highlighted in other recent college rankings, as well. Forbes, for example, has ranked the university at number 24 among the top 25 colleges and universities in Massachusetts; at number 368 out of 650 top colleges in the country; at number 242 in private colleges in the United States; and at number 141 among schools in the northeast region.
- March 11, 2019—Mark A. Thompson, who will start at Wentworth on June 1, has been at Quinnipiac University for two decades, taking on ever-broader responsibilities in a series of key leadership positions. He has been executive vice president and provost at Quinnipiac since July 2013 and was instrumental in establishing new engineering and medical schools there.
- March 6, 2019—"I’ve made new friends and I’ve found new role models. I wouldn’t have met all these super empowering people if I didn’t join clubs on campus.”
- February 25, 2019—Beacon Pathways is an innovative education partnership to embed students in the college experience while they are still in high school with a goal of increasing attendance, retention, and graduation rates.