Return on Investment

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Set for Success

A WPI education positions students for success. Those results are typical-the education is anything but.

Take what you've learned in the classroom and apply it to problems that matter in real communities through project work. With a strong humanities program, your WPI education will better prepare you for today's interdisciplinary world. It all adds up to developing skills that employers and graduates schools look for.

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Less Debt, Strong Returns

A college degree is an important investment, and one that WPI is committed to helping students achieve. The Office of Financial Aid assists families in identifying all possible aid options, with loan programs, BS/MS programs in four or five years, and on-campus employment also available. Combine this with above average salaries in high-demand STEM fields, and it all results in prompt debt repayment well above the national average and a high-quality life for students.

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Secure Your Financial Future

We consider your first day on campus the start of our mission to prepare you for life after graduation. Our lifetime career services, which include one-on-one coaching, workshops, digital resources, and access to a robust alumni network, have consistently ranked among the best in the nation. And we don’t stop there—we want you to know what to do with your earnings; our financial literacy sessions help you to do just that. 

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The Value of Projects

It’s because of our revolutionary project-based education that our reputation and value proposition is so strong. Students work as part of teams, challenging them to strategically solve important problems. You learn to manage projects, achieve collaboratively, think creatively, and better communicate your ideas. Along the way, you’ll expand your world-view and gain career-launching professional experience.

Facts & Figures


average starting salary, bachelor's degree (class of 2023)


out of 4,500 higher education institutions for 30-year long-term ROI

Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce (2022)

National Universities Where Grads Are Paid Well

U.S. News & World Report (2021)

World-Class Value From Day One

Less Debt, Strong Returns

Higher education is one of the most important investments students and families can make–but accessing higher education can be challenging. Which is why, from the moment students step foot on campus, WPI provides the education, experience, resources, and support needed to ensure they achieve the personal and financial success that is a hallmark of a WPI education.

How WPI Pays You Back

Students come to WPI, named one of the “Top 50 Colleges that Launches Careers” by The Princeton Review, expecting to earn a good living after graduation. From participating in life-changing experiences to perfecting invaluable soft skills, what they leave with is so much more—not to mention earning starting salaries more than 38% higher than the national average (NACE, 2018 graduates)

Earn Experience and Income

Many students earn extra income to offset educational expenses and gain valuable experience through paid summer internships or four- to eight-month, full-time co-op positions—all while graduating within four years. Hundreds of opportunities are available each year with global companies like Boston Scientific, ExxonMobil, General Electric, SpaceX, and Tesla.

You've graduated—what's next?

Amazon Robotics Kaon Interactive Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Amgen Lockheed Martin Boston College
Apple Medtronic Brandeis University
Avery Dennison Microsoft Brown University
BAE Systems PepsiCo Carnegie Mellon University
Boston Scientific Pfizer Columbia University
Dana Farber Philips Healthcare Cornell University
Eaton Vance Raytheon Johns Hopkins University
EMC Dell Saint Gobain Georgia Institute of Technology
Eversource Skanska USA Tufts Medical School
Exxon Mobil Sloan Kettering University of Michigan
General Dynamics-Electric Boat SpaceX University of New Hampshire – School of Law
General Electric Tesla University of Pennsylvania
Google US Navy University of Richmond – School of Law
Hewlett-Packard Inc. Wayfair Washington University in St. Louis
ICONICS Whiting-Turner Weill Cornell Medicine