Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA   |  www.wpi.edu

Mission

THE UNIVERSITY EDUCATES TALENTED MEN AND WOMEN IN ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, AND HUMANITIES IN PREPARATION FOR CAREERS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, CIVIC CONTRIBUTION, AND LEADERSHIP, FACILITATED BY ACTIVE LIFELONG LEARNING. (CONT. ON SCH O)

Ruling year info

1934

Principal Officer

Laurie Leshin

Main address

100 Institute Rd

Worcester, MA 01609

EIN

04-2121659

NTEE code info

University or Technological (B43)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES EDUCATION IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS TO APPROXIMATELY 4,900 UNDERGRADUATE AND 2,000 GRADUATE STUDENTS. IN ADDITION, HOUSING AND BOARD AUXILIARY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR APPROXIMATELY 2,000 STUDENTS. DURING FISCAL YEAR 2020, THE UNIVERSITY AWARDED 1043 BACHELOR, 674 MASTER AND 54 PHD DEGREES. STUDENTS EMERGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY'S UNIQUE EXPERIENCE READY TO TAKE ON SOME OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY UNDERSTAND HOW THEIR WORK CAN TRULY IMPACT SOCIETY AND IMPROVE LIVES.

Expenses
$274,132,469
Revenue
$310,432,787

AT THE UNIVERSITY, 216 FACULTY AND POST DOC RESEARCHERS, AND 412 STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED IN CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH ACROSS A BROAD RANGE OF DISCIPLINES. THE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES RESEARCH FUNDING FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES, PRIMARILY FROM GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES. RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY HAS A DECIDEDLY APPLIED FOCUS, WITH WORK FOCUSED ON PROBLEMS THAT ARE BOTH INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT. THE RESULT IS NEW KNOWLEDGE, NEW INNOVATIONS, AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES THAT ATTACK SOME OF THE MAJOR CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME.

Expenses
$33,202,077
Revenue
$34,209,944

THE UNIVERSITY'S CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION DIVISION PROVIDES TAILOR-MADE PROGRAMS TO APPROXIMATELY 400 STUDENTS, MAINLY AT CORPORATE STUDENT SITES, USING INDUSTRY EXPERTS AND DEDICATED PROGRAM SUPPORT STAFF. THIS PRACTICAL APPROACH ADDS VALUE BY PROVIDING CLIENTS WITH KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS THAT CAN BE DIRECTLY APPLIED TO THEIR REAL-WORLD JOB CHALLENGES. ADDITIONALLY DURING FISCAL YEAR 2020, APPROXIMATELY 454 INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATED IN ONE OR MORE PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS OR SHORT COURSES.

Expenses
$7,143,927
Revenue
$5,205,851

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