Welcome to Wentworth!
As I prepare to step down as the institute’s fourth president at the end of May 2019 and consider new opportunities in academia and beyond, I am feeling extremely proud of Wentworth’s many achievements over the past 14 years.
With the hard work of our faculty and staff and unwavering support of the Board of Trustees, we have established 10 new undergraduate programs and are launching two more in the fall of 2019—in applied sciences and cybersecurity. We have also started the university’s first seven graduate programs—an achievement that in 2017 earned Wentworth “university” status.
To accommodate a 25 percent increase in student enrollment, we have invested $300 million in state-of-the-art facilities, including two residence halls and our beautiful, 75,000-square-foot Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences, which opened in January 2019.
At Wentworth students always come first. While maintaining a small, intimate college environment, we have continued to provide excellent academic and extracurricular support to our students, and retention and graduation rates have increased as a result.
Over the past decade, Wentworth has become a leader in engineering, design, management and science education. Our engineering programs are now ranked among the top 15 percent by U.S. News & World Report, and College Factual has ranked the Construction Management program #1 and the Architecture program #4 in the country.
But I am most proud of the fact that we continue to be a university of opportunity, providing our students a clear path to career success and upward mobility. With an average placement rate of 98 percent within six months of graduation—between jobs and graduate school—and starting salaries that are among the top 10 in the New England region, Wentworth is ranked by Payscale.com among the top 8 percent of higher education institutions for return on investment.
It is true what we say: our students really “do, learn and succeed” at Wentworth. They are prepared to hit the proverbial ground running and have an excellent career with a positive impact on society.
It is my great honor and privilege to serve as Wentworth’s president and the first woman-engineer to lead an institute of technology in the United States.
Wentworth Institute of Technology