University of Massachusetts-Boston

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,542
2.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,123
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.01%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.8%
19,512 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
15,586
72.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51%
784 Graduates

About

University of Massachusetts-Boston is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Massachusetts-Boston were General Business Administration & Management (433 degrees awarded), Nursing School (389 degrees), and General Psychology (274 degrees).

In 2022, 3,980 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Massachusetts-Boston. 63.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,812 degrees), 3.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (576 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $14,542, which is $−15,608 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $14,542, which is $−15,608 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,123.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending University of Massachusetts-Boston received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,542
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston was $14,542. The cost of tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $−15,608 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,123
2022 Value
2.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Massachusetts-Boston had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,123. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Massachusetts-Boston grew by 2.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,060
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Massachusetts-Boston was of $16,060 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.85% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at University of Massachusetts-Boston received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 24.1% with respect to 2021, when 79% 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.
2.01%
2019 Default Rate
69
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Massachusetts-Boston was 2.01%, which represents 69 out of the 3433 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Massachusetts-Boston received 19,512 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 19.1% annual growth. Out of those 19,512 applicants, 15,757 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.8% acceptance rate.

There were 15,586 students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an overall enrollment yield of 15.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
15,757
Accepted Out of 19,512

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Massachusetts-Boston was 80.8% (15,757 admissions from 19,512 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 19.1%, while admissions grew by 21.9%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
688
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Massachusetts-Boston had a total enrollment of 15,586 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 11,290 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,296. This means that 72.4% 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 35.4% White, 16.5% Hispanic or Latino, 15.6% Black or African American, 13.4% Asian, 3.4% Two or More Races, 0.077% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0513% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.9%), followed by White Male (14.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.9%), followed by White Male (10.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,586 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 11,290 and the part-time enrollment is 4,296. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 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 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    5,516 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,571 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    2,426 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 35.4% White, 16.5% Hispanic or Latino, 15.6% Black or African American, 13.4% Asian, 3.4% Two or More Races, 0.077% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0513% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 855 students (5.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,090 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 (1,812 degrees awarded). There were 3.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (576 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Boston is General Business Administration & Management (433 degrees awarded), followed by Nursing School (389 degrees) and General Psychology (274 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (185 degrees awarded), English (106 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (56 degrees).

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 (445,217 people), Other managers (383,581 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (353,008 people), Postsecondary teachers (242,598 people), and Secondary school teachers (175,899 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (185 degrees awarded), English (106 degrees), Language & Linguistics (56 degrees), Psychology (347 degrees), and Social Sciences (319 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Boston are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (185 degrees awarded), English (106 degrees), Language & Linguistics (56 degrees), Psychology (347 degrees), and Social Sciences (319 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (922,719 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (565,971 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (374,877 people), Legal services (368,147 people), and Computer Systems Design (288,276 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (185 degrees awarded), English (106 degrees), Language & Linguistics (56 degrees), Psychology (347 degrees), and Social Sciences (319 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 433 degrees awarded
  2. 389 degrees awarded
  3. 274 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Massachusetts-Boston was General Business Administration & Management with 433 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,445
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,535
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,445 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Boston, which is 0.57 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,535).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 229 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Boston in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 211 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 396 degrees were awarded to men at University of Massachusetts-Boston in Nursing School, which is 6 times more than the 66 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% 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, 49% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 in 2022 at University of Massachusetts-Boston is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 2.42% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,812 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    576 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    507 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Massachusetts-Boston is white (1,812 degrees awarded). There were 3.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (576 degrees).

3.14% of degree recipients (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,187 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    625 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    381 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Massachusetts-Boston is white female (1,187 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (625 degrees).

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Operations

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an endowment valued at nearly $126M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.89%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Massachusetts-Boston had a total salary expenditure of 483M. University of Massachusetts-Boston employs 218 Associate professors, 214 Lecturers and 127 Professors. Most academics at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Female Lecturer (122), Male Associate professor (114), and Female Associate professor (104).

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 360 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 165 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 158 employees.

Endowment

$126M
2022 Endowment
1.48%
growth from 2021

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an endowment valued at about $126M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Massachusetts-Boston grew 1.48% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $246M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $26.6M - Federal
  2. $18.7M - State
  3. $1.99M - Local

As of 2022, University of Massachusetts-Boston received $26.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $18.7M from state grants and contracts, and $1.99M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$206M
2022 Salaries
5.31%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Massachusetts-Boston paid a median of $206M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($483M) and a 5.31% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$71.9M
Instructional Salaries
674
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Massachusetts-Boston paid a total of $71.9M to 674 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Boston were Associate professor with 218 employees, Lecturer with 214 employees, and Professor with 127 employees.

In 2022, 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 360 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 165 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 158 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Boston was Female Lecturer with 122 employees, Male Associate professor with 114 employees, and Female Associate professor with 104 employees.

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

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