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A WPI Education is a Smart Investment in Your Future

The economic outlook may be uncertain, but your future is not. Over the next decade, the job market for engineering and science will continue to grow, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor projections.

WPI is a smart investment. But don't just take our word for it. Here's what the experts are saying:

  • Payscale.com ranks WPI graduates as having the 5th highest starting salaries among national universities.
  • Members of the class of 2013 have received job offers from companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Bose, Dow Chemical, Google, Pfizer, Sikorsky, EMC Corporation, and ExxonMobil, to name a few.
  • Starting salaries for the class of 2013 are 27 percent higher than the average, according to the National Colleges and Employers Association (NACE).
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek lists WPI as the No. 15 school for "return on investment" in the nation.
  • NACE reports that the "Top Paid Bachelor's Degrees" are in the fields of chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and civil engineering.
  • Yahoo Hotjobs ranks engineering as the No.1 occupation in its "Staying Power: 5 Careers with Bright Futures" survey.
  • The Princeton Review names WPI a "Best-in-the-Northeast" college and ranked us No. 17 in the nation for best Career Services in 2012.
  • WPI consistently has over 90 percent job and/or graduate school placement upon graduation.

Graduation Rates

As you would expect, WPI's graduation rates are well above the national averages (typically in the low 60 percent range for all institutions and in the low 70 percent range for four-year private institutions). The most recent comparable graduation rate for WPI was 75% and, over time, typically ranges from the mid 70 percent range up to the low 80 percent range, depending on the class. It is worth noting that our first-to-second year retention rate is very high, ranging from 91 to 95 percent in recent years.

Top Employers and Graduate Schools of Recent WPI Graduates

You'll find recent WPI graduates at more than 300 companies worldwide. Twenty percent of WPI's graduates go directly to graduate or professional schools, normally supported fully by scholarships and teaching assistantships. 

Career Advice

It's never too early to start planning for the future. WPI's Career Development Center will help you prepare for your career and can help you find a job through JobFinder. Learn more…

 
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Top Employers & Graduate Schools of Recent WPI Graduates

  • Aetna Life and Casualty
  • Analog Devices
  • American Power Conversion
  • BAE Systems
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Biogen, Inc.
  • Bose Corporation
  • Boston Scientific
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Electric Boat - General Dynamics
  • Empirix
  • EMC
  • Fidelity Investments
  • General Electric
  • Genzyme Corp.
  • Gillette
  • IBM/Rational Software
  • Iconics
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • MIT/Lincoln Laboratory
  • National Grid
  • National Security Agency
  • Naval Underwater Warfare Center
  • Pfizer
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Raytheon Co.
  • Staples
  • Teradyne, Inc.
  • Timken
  • United Technologies
  • VICOR
  • Westinghouse Electric