Lifelong Impact

Project Work Pays Off

WPI’s distinctive project-based educational model has been praised by the most recognized and valued resources in the academic world, as well as by those who know the benefits of a WPI education firsthand — WPI students and alumni.

Mary Ellen Blunt, WPI ‘79

“Project work can literally be life changing.”


While we’ve never had any doubt about the value of this method of education, we now have powerful empirical evidence of its effectiveness—an extensive study of more than 2,500 WPI alumni has confirmed that there are lifelong professional and personal benefits of experiential, hands-on learning through project work.

Of the more than 2,500 alumni across a span of 38 years who responded to this 2012 survey on the impact of their off-campus project experiences: >>


WPI has been praised for its unique and innovative project-based education model by recognized and valued resources in the academic world. View a sampling of recent awards and accolades >>