Worcester Polytechnic Institute Rankings by Salary Score

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

We calculated a salary score for each of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for WPI Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 86 98% 98% $27,000 $71,350 86
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 96 100% 100% $27,000 $47,260 96
Biology, General 99 98% 98% $27,000 $42,680 99
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 69 98% 98% $27,000 $62,260 69
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 97 97% 97% $27,000 $70,010 97
Chemical Engineering 58 97% 97% $27,000 $68,580 58
Civil Engineering 88 100% 100% $27,000 $67,660 88
Computer Science 92 98% 98% $27,000 $94,410 92
Computer Software and Media Applications 30 81% 81% $27,000 $33,990 30
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 61 96% 96% $27,000 $73,020 61
Engineering, Other 88 96% 96% Not Reported $74,310 88
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 55 96% 96% $27,000 $56,160 55
Industrial Engineering 90 100% 100% $27,000 $77,720 90
Management Information Systems and Services 100 100% 100% Not Reported $85,540 100
Mathematics 98 100% 100% $27,000 $68,780 98
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 65 95% 95% $23,250 $68,000 65
Mechanical Engineering 61 99% 99% $27,000 $67,290 61
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 79 97% 97% $27,000 $76,880 79

Salary Scores for WPI Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 41 93% 93% Not Reported $69,540 41
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99 98% 98% $41,000 $122,040 99
Business/Commerce, General 35 100% 100% Not Reported $66,920 35
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 65 100% 100% Not Reported $99,330 65
Engineering, Other 24 100% 100% Not Reported $83,970 24
Manufacturing Engineering 85 100% 100% Not Reported $102,240 85
Mechanical Engineering 79 100% 100% Not Reported $91,210 79
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 24 100% 100% Not Reported $77,720 24
Systems Engineering 52 100% 100% Not Reported $103,080 52

Most Recent Reviews

Arnie 11/20/2019

I was accepted into the Certificate Program, but I was told by their own staff and professors that I will likely not be accepted for a Graduate Program. I have a GPA of 4.0, but professors still say that they don't know me well enough to give me recommendations for the Graduate Program. One professor even said, "hey, I'm not even sure I would be accepted if I applied!" I feel unsupported, and demotivated thanks to lack of cooperation from professors who are fine with giving me A's for my hard work in class,... Read More

Sam 4/29/2018

Overall, WPI is an OK school. If you want to go here for IMGD, you are better off burning all of your money than going here as that would save you 4 years. This program is a mess. The classes don't teach what they need to, there aren't enough resources for the small number of students they have, and most of the professors act like children who have been given too much power. On multiple occasions I have heard professors s**t talking students to other students and bully students with mental disabilities. This... Read More