University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,833
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,662
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.8%
8,623 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,154
75.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
56.3%
866 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 (170 degrees awarded), General Psychology (112 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (92 degrees).

In 2019, 2,048 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. 51.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,303 degrees), 6.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (192 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is $13,833, which is $-14,667 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is $13,833, which is $-14,667 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,662.

In 2019, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,833
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was $13,833. The cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is $-14,667 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,662
2019 Value
2.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,662. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth grew by 2.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,791
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was of $11,791 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.82% 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

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.97% with respect to 2018, when 67% 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.
8.5%
2017 Default Rate
188
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was 8.5%, which represents 188 out of the 2213 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-Dartmouth received 8,623 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.851% annual decline. Out of those 8,623 applicants, 6,453 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,154 students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2019, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has an overall enrollment yield of 20.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,453
Accepted Out of 8,623

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was 74.8% (6,453 admissions from 8,623 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 77.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -0.851%, while admissions declined by -4.31%.

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage
1,232
Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has a total enrollment of 8,154 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is 6,132 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,022. This means that 75.2% 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 59.1% White, 13.8% Black or African American, 9.31% Hispanic or Latino, 3.89% Two or More Races, 3.73% Asian, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31%), followed by White Female (27.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.9%), followed by White Male (22.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,154 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is 6,132 and the part-time enrollment is 2,022. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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-Dartmouth was 70%. 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
    4,818
  2. Black or African American
    1,125
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    759

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is 59.1% White, 13.8% Black or African American, 9.31% Hispanic or Latino, 3.89% Two or More Races, 3.73% Asian, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0123% 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, 403 students (4.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 54 more women than men received degrees from University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is white (1,303 degrees awarded). There were 6.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (192 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (170 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (112 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (92 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 (211 degrees awarded), History (33 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (149 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 Other managers (467,420 people), Software developers (440,571 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (335,079 people), Civil engineers (271,746 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (232,975 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Engineering (211 degrees awarded), History (33 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), and Legal (47 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 Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Computer hardware engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Engineering (211 degrees awarded), History (33 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), and Legal (47 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 (675,507 people), Computer Systems Design (534,893 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (494,555 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (449,112 people), and Construction (344,558 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Engineering (211 degrees awarded), History (33 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), and Legal (47 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 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 170 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

997
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,051
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 997 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, which is 0.949 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,051).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 95 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.53 times more than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 157 degrees were awarded to women at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 8.26 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 30% 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, 48% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 5.31% of graduates (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,303 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    192 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is white (1,303 degrees awarded). There were 6.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (192 degrees).

3.61% 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
    663 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    640 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is white female (663 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (640 degrees).

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Operations

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has an endowment valued at nearly $58.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.2M (8.93%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth had a total salary expenditure of $258M. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth employs 124 Professors, 100 Associate professors, and 98 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are Male Professors (78), Male Associate professors(57), and Female Lecturers (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are: Office and Administrative Support, with 164 employees, Management, with 158 employees, and Service with 100 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$58.2M
2019 Endowment
6.19%
growth from 2018

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has an endowment valued at about $58.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth grew 6.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $253M 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. $8.02M - Federal
  2. $6.18M - State
  3. $746k - Local

As of 2019, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth received $8.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.18M from state grants and contracts, and $746k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$108M
2019 Salaries
2.02%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth paid a median of $108M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($258M) and a 2.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.07% growth from 2017 and a 2.13% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$40.6M
Instructional Salaries
395
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth paid a total of $40.6M to 395 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.7% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
124 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
164 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth were Professor with 124 employees; Associate professor with 100 employees; and Associate professor with 98 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth were Office and Administrative Support with 164 employees; Management with 158 employees; and Service with 100 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was Male Professor with 78 employees, Male Associate professor with 57 employees, and Female Lecturer with 53 employees.

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

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