University of Massachusetts-Boston

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,503

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,991

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.9%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

75.1%

10,507 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

16,415

66.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

45.2%

481 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 (465 degrees awarded), General Psychology (309 degrees), and Nursing School (198 degrees).

In 2017, 4,172 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Massachusetts-Boston. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,891 degrees), 3.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (546 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $13,503, which is $-12,997 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $13,503, which is $-12,997 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,991.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,503

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston was $13,503. The cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $-12,997 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$10,991

2017 Value

8.15%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Massachusetts-Boston had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,991. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Massachusetts-Boston grew by 8.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,200

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Massachusetts-Boston was of $9,200 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of Massachusetts-Boston received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.61% with respect to 2016, when 62% 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.

5.9%

2016 Default Rate

222

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Massachusetts-Boston was 5.9%, which represents 222 out of the 3764 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 10,507 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.28% annual growth. Out of those 10,507 applicants, 7,896 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.1% acceptance rate.

There were 16,415 students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2017, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an overall enrollment yield of 23.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,896

Accepted Out of 10,507

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Massachusetts-Boston was 75.1% (7,896 admissions from 10,507 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 68.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.28%, while admissions grew by 16.6%.

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SAT Scores

83%

Submission Percentage

1,564

Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Massachusetts-Boston has a total enrollment of 16,415 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 10,926 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,489. This means that 66.6% 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 38.1% White, 14.6% Black or African American, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Asian, 2.78% Two or More Races, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0305% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (16.7%), followed by White Male (16.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.1%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,415 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 10,926 and the part-time enrollment is 5,489. This means that 66.6% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2017 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 78%. 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

    6,248

  2. Black or African American

    2,401

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,222

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 38.1% White, 14.6% Black or African American, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Asian, 2.78% Two or More Races, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0305% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,209 students (7.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1046 more women than men received degrees from University of Massachusetts-Boston. The majority of degree recipients at University of Massachusetts-Boston are white (1,891 degrees awarded). There were 3.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (546 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Boston is General Business Administration & Management (465 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (309 degrees) and Nursing School (198 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 (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (190 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (76 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 (336,426 people), Other managers (230,884 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (215,887 people), Postsecondary teachers (135,303 people), and Chief executives & legislators (102,210 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Cultural & Gender Studies (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (190 degrees), Language & Linguistics (76 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (33 degrees), and Social Sciences (399 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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Cultural & Gender Studies (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (190 degrees), Language & Linguistics (76 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (33 degrees), and Social Sciences (399 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 (407,472 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (311,729 people), Legal services (271,522 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (186,642 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (180,197 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Cultural & Gender Studies (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (190 degrees), Language & Linguistics (76 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (33 degrees), and Social Sciences (399 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. 465 degrees awarded

  2. 309 degrees awarded

  3. 198 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Boston was General Business Administration & Management with 465 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,563

  2. 2,609

In 2017, 1,563 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Boston, which is 0.599 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,609).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 326 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Boston in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 264 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 264 degrees were awarded to women at University of Massachusetts-Boston in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.81 times less than the 326 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 17% 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, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Massachusetts-Boston is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 7.48% of graduates (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,891 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    546 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    436 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Massachusetts-Boston is white (1,891 degrees awarded). There were 3.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (546 degrees).

6.4% of degree recipients (267 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,207 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    684 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    380 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Massachusetts-Boston is white female (1,207 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (684 degrees).

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Operations

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an endowment valued at nearly $80.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.1M (12.5%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Massachusetts-Boston had a total expenditure of $425M. Of that $425M, they spent $213M on salaries and $425M on benefits.

University of Massachusetts-Boston employs 233 Associate professors, 166 Lecturers, and 158 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Male Associate professors (120), Female Associate professors(113), and Female Lecturers (95).

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 352 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 234 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 179 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$80.7M

2017 Endowment

8.46%

growth from 2016

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an endowment valued at about $80.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Massachusetts-Boston grew 8.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $206M 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. $34.2M - Federal

  2. $11M - State

  3. $1.28M - Local

As of 2017, University of Massachusetts-Boston received $34.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11M from state grants and contracts, and $1.28M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$213M

Salary Expenditure

$425M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Massachusetts-Boston had a total expenditure of $425M. Of that $425M, they spent $213M on salaries and $425M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$213M

2017 Salaries

0.139%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Massachusetts-Boston paid a median of $213M in salaries, which represents 50.1% of their overall expenditure ($425M) and a 0.139% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.41% growth from 2015 and a 5.54% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$69.9M

Instructional Salaries

700

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Massachusetts-Boston paid a total of $69.9M to 700 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

233 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

352 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Boston were Associate professor with 233 employees; Lecturer with 166 employees; and Lecturer with 158 employees.

In 2017, 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 352 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 234 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 179 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Boston was Male Associate professor with 120 employees, Female Associate professor with 113 employees, and Female Lecturer with 95 employees.

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

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