University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,783

802% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,898

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.04%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

76%

8,211 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,647

78.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

48.8%

813 Graduates

About

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is a higher education institution located in Bristol County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth were Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (138 degrees awarded), General Psychology (119 degrees), and Accounting (117 degrees).

In 2016, 2,019 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. 53% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,348 degrees), 7.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (169 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is $12,783, which is $-13,073 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is $12,783, which is $-13,073 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,898.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,783

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was $12,783. The cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is $-13,073 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,898

2016 Value

9.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,898. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth grew by 9.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,811

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was of $10,811 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.877% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.9% with respect to 2015, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.04%

2015 Default Rate

155

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was 7.04%, which represents 155 out of the 2203 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth received 8,211 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.17% annual growth. Out of those 8,211 applicants, 6,242 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76% acceptance rate.

There were 8,647 students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2016, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has an overall enrollment yield of 21.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,242

Accepted Out of 8,211

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was 76% (6,242 admissions from 8,211 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 8.17%, while admissions grew by 7.83%.

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SAT Scores

95%

Submission Percentage

1,300

Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has a total enrollment of 8,647 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is 6,754 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,893. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.5% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 8.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Asian, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0231% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.8%), followed by White Female (27.1%) and Black or African American Female (9.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (20.3%), followed by White Female (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (2.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,647 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is 6,754 and the part-time enrollment is 1,893. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2016 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-Dartmouth was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,145

  2. Black or African American

    1,098

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    717

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is 59.5% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 8.29% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Asian, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0231% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 484 students (5.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 123 more women than men received degrees from University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. The majority of degree recipients at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are white (1,348 degrees awarded). There were 7.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (169 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (138 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (119 degrees) and Accounting (117 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (210 degrees awarded), History (38 degrees), and English (58 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Miscellaneous managers (520,957 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (360,462 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (327,714 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,668 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (243,011 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Engineering (210 degrees awarded), History (38 degrees), English (58 degrees), Psychology (146 degrees), and Legal (53 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Engineering (210 degrees awarded), History (38 degrees), English (58 degrees), Psychology (146 degrees), and Legal (53 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-Dartmouth are Elementary & secondary schools (682,456 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (475,541 people), Computer Systems Design (469,271 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (418,617 people), and Hospitals (299,476 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Engineering (210 degrees awarded), History (38 degrees), English (58 degrees), Psychology (146 degrees), and Legal (53 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-Dartmouth.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 138 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 948

  2. 1,071

In 2016, 948 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, which is 0.885 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,071).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 118 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 141 degrees were awarded to women at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 8.81 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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-Dartmouth is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% 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, 7.63% of graduates (62 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,348 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    169 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is white (1,348 degrees awarded). There were 7.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (169 degrees).

3.67% of degree recipients (74 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    721 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    627 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is white female (721 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (627 degrees).

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Operations

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has an endowment valued at nearly $50.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.59M (7.13%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth had a total expenditure of $225M. Of that $225M, they spent $109M on salaries and $225M on benefits.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth employs 115 Professors, 110 Associate professors, and 93 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Male Professors (77), Male Associate professors(64), and Female Lecturers (56).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are: Office and Administrative Support, with 171 employees, Management, with 161 employees, and Service with 106 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$50.4M

2015 Endowment

2.61%

growth from 2014

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has an endowment valued at about $50.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth grew 2.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $221M 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. $7.8M - Federal

  2. $6.06M - State

  3. $343k - Local

As of 2015, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth received $7.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.06M from state grants and contracts, and $343k 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.

$109M

Salary Expenditure

$225M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth had a total expenditure of $225M. Of that $225M, they spent $109M on salaries and $225M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$109M

2015 Salaries

1.68%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth paid a median of $109M in salaries, which represents 48.2% of their overall expenditure ($225M) and a 1.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.294% decline from 2013 and a 4.45% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37M

Instructional Salaries

390

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth paid a total of $37M to 390 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

115 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

171 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth were Professor with 115 employees; Associate professor with 110 employees; and Associate professor with 93 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth were Office and Administrative Support with 171 employees; Management with 161 employees; and Service with 106 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was Male Professor with 77 employees, Male Associate professor with 64 employees, and Female Lecturer with 56 employees.

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

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