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Wentworth Community Poses for ‘University’ Status
October 2, 2017
Faculty and staff pose in the shape of a "U" in Tansey Gymnasium (Photo by Joshua Touster)
Wentworth President Zorica Pantić, front, center, joined students and staff and faculty members Sept. 22 for a photo opportunity to celebrate the Institute’s new status in Massachusetts as a full-fledged, official university—113 years after the school was founded.
The state Department of Higher Education approved the new status in July, after Wentworth established graduate programs in four distinct professional fields of study and demonstrated that the Institute has the faculty, facilities, and resources necessary to support sound graduate programs.
Over the past eight years, Wentworth has developed graduate programs in design, management, engineering, and science.
The departments of Human Resources and Institutional Advancement planned the university status celebration (with commemorative T-shirts) to fall during the annual Welcome Back barbecue for staff and faculty members. Students marked the milestone for Wentworth with a celebratory cake and decorations in the cafeteria in Beatty Hall.
- 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.
- August 29, 2018—Wentworth has long held a reputation for being a good neighbor in the City of Boston. This time, the university is assisting city staff to help revitalize a Roxbury property dating back to the 1870s.
- August 29, 2018—Forbes is out with its college rankings for 2018, and Wentworth is listed as No. 24 among the top 25 colleges and universities in Massachusetts.