University of Massachusetts-Boston

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,187
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,511
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.39%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
76.1%
13,649 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
15,989
70.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
48%
561 Graduates

About

University of Massachusetts-Boston is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Massachusetts-Boston were General Business Administration & Management (451 degrees awarded), General Psychology (295 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (183 degrees).

In 2019, 3,774 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Massachusetts-Boston. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,684 degrees), 3.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (490 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $14,187, which is $−14,313 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $14,187, which is $−14,313 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,511.

In 2019, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,187
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston was $14,187. The cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $−14,313 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,511
2019 Value
41.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Massachusetts-Boston had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,511. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Massachusetts-Boston grew by 41.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,520
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Massachusetts-Boston was of $14,520 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 42.4% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at University of Massachusetts-Boston received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.28% with respect to 2018, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.39%
2017 Default Rate
245
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Massachusetts-Boston was 6.39%, which represents 245 out of the 3834 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Massachusetts-Boston received 13,649 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.6% annual growth. Out of those 13,649 applicants, 10,393 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.1% acceptance rate.

There were 15,989 students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an overall enrollment yield of 20.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,393
Accepted Out of 13,649

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Massachusetts-Boston was 76.1% (10,393 admissions from 13,649 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 77.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 14.6%, while admissions grew by 12.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Massachusetts-Boston has a total enrollment of 15,989 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 11,292 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,697. This means that 70.6% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Boston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.9% White, 15.2% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12.2% Asian, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.025% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.6%), followed by White Male (15.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (15.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,989 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 11,292 and the part-time enrollment is 4,697. This means that 70.6% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Massachusetts-Boston was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Massachusetts-Boston had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,063
  2. Black or African American
    2,430
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,347

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 37.9% White, 15.2% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12.2% Asian, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.025% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 928 students (5.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 840 more women than men received degrees from University of Massachusetts-Boston. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Massachusetts-Boston is white (1,684 degrees awarded). There were 3.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (490 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Boston is General Business Administration & Management (451 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (295 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (183 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Massachusetts-Boston, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (59 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (348,212 people), Other managers (334,161 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (214,644 people), Postsecondary teachers (163,637 people), and Social workers, all other (162,977 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (59 degrees), Psychology (337 degrees), and Social Sciences (352 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (59 degrees), Psychology (337 degrees), and Social Sciences (352 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Elementary & secondary schools (643,556 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (413,005 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (304,091 people), Legal services (281,483 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (247,475 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (59 degrees), Psychology (337 degrees), and Social Sciences (352 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Most Common
  1. 451 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 295 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 183 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Boston was General Business Administration & Management with 451 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,467
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,307
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,467 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Boston, which is 0.636 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,307).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 248 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Boston in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.2 times more than the 207 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 238 degrees were awarded to women at University of Massachusetts-Boston in General Psychology, which is 4.18 times more than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 21% of students graduating from University of Massachusetts-Boston completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Massachusetts-Boston is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.92% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,684 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    490 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    456 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Massachusetts-Boston is white (1,684 degrees awarded). There were 3.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (490 degrees).

4.93% of degree recipients (186 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,068 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    616 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    332 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Massachusetts-Boston is white female (1,068 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (616 degrees).

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Operations

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an endowment valued at nearly $88.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.5M (11.9%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Massachusetts-Boston had a total salary expenditure of $431M. University of Massachusetts-Boston employs 227 Associate professors, 199 Lecturers, and 124 Professors. Most academics at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Female Associate professors (114), Male Associate professors(113), and Female Lecturers (106).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Boston are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 329 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 210 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 162 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$88.6M
2019 Endowment
4.4%
growth from 2018

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an endowment valued at about $88.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Massachusetts-Boston grew 4.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $222M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $25.3M - Federal
  2. $11.2M - State
  3. $1.06M - Local

As of 2019, University of Massachusetts-Boston received $25.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.2M from state grants and contracts, and $1.06M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$207M
2019 Salaries
0.299%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Massachusetts-Boston paid a median of $207M in salaries, which represents 48% of their overall expenditure ($431M) and a 0.299% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.08% decline from 2017 and a 0.139% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$71.2M
Instructional Salaries
689
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Massachusetts-Boston paid a total of $71.2M to 689 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
227 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
329 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Boston were Associate professor with 227 employees; Lecturer with 199 employees; and Lecturer with 124 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Boston were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 329 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 210 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 162 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Boston was Female Associate professor with 114 employees, Male Associate professor with 113 employees, and Female Lecturer with 106 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Massachusetts-Boston.

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