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The Institute

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally-recognized, private, coeducational institution of higher education that offers master’s, baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, and certificate programs, to over 3,600 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 and on the weekends for working adults who want to complete their degrees or supplement their skills. 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.

Mission and Values

Mission Statement

Wentworth takes pride in educating students in technical disciplines through a nationally recognized model of hands-on, real world problem-solving combined with classroom instruction and cooperative work experience. Within a student-focused learning environment, Wentworth provides opportunities for intellectual and personal growth, both in and out of the classroom, resulting in the development of the whole student as a skilled professional and engaged citizen.

Values Statement

The virtues set forth in the Creed: Honesty, Energy, Economy, and System, continue to guide the Wentworth community today. Since its founding in 1904, significant changes and advancements have been made both within the Institute and in regional, national, and global communities. In keeping with the tradition of the Creed and supporting the message of the mission, the following core values both describe Wentworth’s purpose and inspire its action:

  1. As an institution of higher learning, Wentworth appreciates that education will always serve as this Institute’s primary value, emphasizing the need to make each interaction between faculty, staff, and students both intentional and purposeful.
  2. In the spirit of continuous development, the Institute regularly assesses programs and resources to ensure learning objectives are realized.
  3. To allow students to maintain their competitive edge in the industry, Wentworth provides cutting-edge technology to support its academic programs.
  4. Through instruction, mentoring, and role-modeling, Wentworth students develop strong personal and professional ethics, necessary to live a life of integrity.
  5. Understanding the importance of diversity, Wentworth provides programs and resources that support, educate, and celebrate the uniqueness of its community members.
  6. Recognizing that each student brings to the Institute unique experiences and needs, Wentworth ensures that its students have the resources necessary to succeed in and out of the classroom.
  7. Wentworth takes advantage of its location in Boston by seeking out cultural and professional opportunities which further develop the whole student.
  8. In line with providing a hands-on learning environment, Wentworth seeks out opportunities to use its campus as a laboratory, resulting in a better understanding of and deeper sense of commitment to the Institute.
  9. Wentworth strives to provide professional development opportunities to its faculty and staff in order to strengthen their ability to educate and support their students.

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