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Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Tuition & Success Analysis

Worcester, MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,320

Average annual cost of attendance: $38,137

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $27,000

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $27,379

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $29,298

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $32,307

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $37,163

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $42,222


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 86%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 95%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $84,900

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 90%

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Admissions

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Acceptance Rate: 48%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: N/A to N/A

SAT Critical Reading: N/A to N/A

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Worcester Polytechnic Institute actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 13%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 59%

Typical student debt: $27,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $287

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Majors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Worcester Polytechnic Institute:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 5%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 5%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 11%
  • Engineering – 68%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 4%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 4%
  • Physical Sciences – 3%
  • Psychology – 1%

For more information about the various majors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, visit their website.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Diversity


Overall Composition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute full time:  98%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute part time:  2%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Worcester Polytechnic Institute:  1%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 4%

Black: 3%

Hispanic: 9%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 11%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 7%

White: 63%

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 3.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 24.7

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.