University of Massachusetts-Lowell

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$14,350

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,375

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.22%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

68.8%

11,181 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

18,315

64.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

60.1%

855 Graduates

About

University of Massachusetts-Lowell is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Massachusetts-Lowell were General Business Administration & Management (481 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (240 degrees), and Information Science (192 degrees).

In 2017, 4,328 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Massachusetts-Lowell. 41.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 58.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,704 degrees), 7.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (351 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is $14,350, which is $-12,150 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is $14,350, which is $-12,150 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,375.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,350

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was $14,350. The cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is $-12,150 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,375

2017 Value

0.147%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Massachusetts-Lowell had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,375. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Massachusetts-Lowell grew by 0.147%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,612

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was of $8,612 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.4% 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

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at University of Massachusetts-Lowell received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2016, when 54% 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.

5.22%

2016 Default Rate

176

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was 5.22%, which represents 176 out of the 3371 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-Lowell received 11,181 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.24% annual decline. Out of those 11,181 applicants, 7,696 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.8% acceptance rate.

There were 18,315 students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2017, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Massachusetts-Lowell has an overall enrollment yield of 26.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,696

Accepted Out of 11,181

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Massachusetts-Lowell was 68.8% (7,696 admissions from 11,181 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 60.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.24%, while admissions grew by 12.2%.

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SAT Scores

83%

Submission Percentage

1,693

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of Massachusetts-Lowell has a total enrollment of 18,315 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is 11,762 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,553. This means that 64.2% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.2% White, 9.59% Asian, 9.38% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0382% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39.7%), followed by White Female (21.6%) and Asian Male (6.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (20.5%), followed by White Female (18.9%) and Asian Female (2.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,315 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is 11,762 and the part-time enrollment is 6,553. This means that 64.2% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

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-Lowell was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Massachusetts-Lowell had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,844

  2. Asian

    1,756

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,718

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is 59.2% White, 9.59% Asian, 9.38% Hispanic or Latino, 5.58% Black or African American, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0382% 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, 1,095 students (5.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 706 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Massachusetts-Lowell. The majority of degree recipients at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are white (2,704 degrees awarded). There were 7.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (351 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is General Business Administration & Management (481 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (240 degrees) and Information Science (192 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (746 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (463 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-Lowell are Software developers (804,242 people), Other managers (514,436 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (329,221 people), Civil engineers (236,341 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (236,177 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Engineering (746 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (463 degrees), Psychology (329 degrees), and Math & Statistics (67 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-Lowell are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Engineering (746 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (463 degrees), Psychology (329 degrees), and Math & Statistics (67 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-Lowell are Computer Systems Design (941,885 people), Elementary & secondary schools (562,805 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (457,884 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (438,942 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (378,626 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Engineering (746 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (463 degrees), Psychology (329 degrees), and Math & Statistics (67 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-Lowell.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was General Business Administration & Management with 481 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,517

  2. 1,811

In 2017, 2,517 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, which is 1.39 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,811).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 504 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.89 times more than the 266 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 266 degrees were awarded to women at University of Massachusetts-Lowell in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.528 times less than the 504 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 31% of students graduating from University of Massachusetts-Lowell completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (72.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is Female and White (72.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 7.25% 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

    2,704 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    351 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    326 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is white (2,704 degrees awarded). There were 7.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (351 degrees).

4.74% of degree recipients (205 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,578 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,126 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    190 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Massachusetts-Lowell is white male (1,578 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,126 degrees).

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Operations

University of Massachusetts-Lowell has an endowment valued at nearly $84.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.34M (11%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Massachusetts-Lowell had a total salary expenditure of $429M. University of Massachusetts-Lowell employs 163 Associate professors, 143 Professors, and 139 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are Male Professors (105), Male Associate professors(86), and Male Assistant professors (78).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Lowell are: Management, with 381 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 155 employees, and Service with 142 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84.8M

2017 Endowment

16.1%

growth from 2016

University of Massachusetts-Lowell has an endowment valued at about $84.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Massachusetts-Lowell grew 16.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $202M 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. $2M - State

  3. $214k - Local

As of 2017, University of Massachusetts-Lowell received $25.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2M from state grants and contracts, and $214k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$180M

2017 Salaries

1.33%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Massachusetts-Lowell paid a median of $180M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($429M) and a 1.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.61% decline from 2015 and a 7.54% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$64.9M

Instructional Salaries

619

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Massachusetts-Lowell paid a total of $64.9M to 619 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% 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

163 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

381 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Lowell were Associate professor with 163 employees; Professor with 143 employees; and Professor with 139 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Lowell were Management with 381 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 155 employees; and Service with 142 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Lowell was Male Professor with 105 employees, Male Associate professor with 86 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 78 employees.

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

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