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IPEDS ID: 166638
OPE ID: 00222200
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University of Massachusetts-Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393
General information:  (617) 287-5000
Website:  www.umb.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  16,164 (12,714 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty718445
Instructional718445
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-708
Instructional-416
Research-292
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$12,682$13,435$13,828$14,1672.5%
Out-of-state$29,920$32,023$32,985$33,9663.0%
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board---$16,290 -
Other---$5,390 -
Off Campus
Room and board$9,200$9,200$10,200$12,75025.0%
Other$2,950$2,956$2,956$2,9740.6%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,956$2,956$2,956$2,9740.6%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
On Campus---$36,647 -
Off Campus$25,632$26,391$27,784$30,69110.5%
Off Campus with Family$16,438$17,191$17,584$17,9412.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus---$56,446 -
Off Campus$42,870$44,979$46,941$50,4907.6%
Off Campus with Family$33,676$35,779$36,741$37,7402.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$17,876
In-state fees$355
Out-of-state tuition$34,932
Out-of-state fees$355
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,51784%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,37676%$15,376,506$11,175
Federal grants88349%$4,911,041$5,562
Pell grants88349%$4,382,955$4,964
Other federal grants69439%$528,086$761
State/local government grant or scholarships89350%$1,932,765$2,164
Institutional grants or scholarships1,32774%$8,532,700$6,430
Student loan aid93952%$5,463,580$5,819
Federal student loans93252%$4,610,234$4,947
Other student loans684%$853,346$12,549
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,732$71,723,014$9,276
Pell grants5,244$23,354,040$4,453
Federal student loans6,310$44,113,022$6,991
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$10,920$10,991$12,412
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$8,195$8,564$10,023
$30,001 – $48,000$9,373$9,621$10,917
$48,001 – $75,000$12,264$12,263$14,445
$75,001 – $110,000$16,339$17,973$18,002
$110,001 and more$17,775$18,516$20,126
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment16,164
Undergraduate enrollment12,714
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,324
Graduate enrollment3,450
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 79%
Part-time: 21%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 13%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 33%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 74%
25 and over: 26%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 84%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 36%
Part-time: 64%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 21%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants11,9074,6977,210
Percent admitted78%76%79%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%28%23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 76%
Part-time students: 58%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
Transfer-out rate: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 18%
6-year: 45%
8-year: 49%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 25%
6-year: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 42%
Female: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 67%
Asian: 56%
Black or African American: 44%
Hispanic/Latino: 49%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 21%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 48%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 49%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 48%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 32%
Enrolled at same institution: 15%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 35%
Enrolled at same institution: 26%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 31%
Enrolled at same institution: 11%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 61%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 61%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 55%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 53%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-7---
Category total-7---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies2----
American/United States Studies/Civilization66---
Asian Studies/Civilization5----
Ethnic Studies-5---
Women's Studies6----
Category total1911---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry25----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General19436--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-0---
Environmental Biology---1-
Category total219361-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-40---
Business Administration and Management, General4861321--
Finance, General-33---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-3---
Knowledge Management----9
Labor and Industrial Relations2--1-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General----0
Category total488208119
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General94----
Category total94----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other----0
Computer and Information Sciences, General42----
Computer Science-574--
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other1----
Information Science/Studies-4---
Information Technology11429---
Category total157904-0
Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education----3
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services----1
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-32---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching68----
Education, General--8--
Education, Other-12--12
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness-43--6
Educational Evaluation and Research----1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-7--26
Educational/Instructional Technology-24--17
Spanish Language Teacher Education----1
Special Education and Teaching, General-16--40
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-131---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels----2
Urban Education and Leadership--2--
Category total6826510-109
Engineering
Computer Engineering, General1----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering9----
Category total10----
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General8624---
Writing, General----0
Category total8624--0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics-48---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other---1-
French Language and Literature3----
Italian Language and Literature1----
Linguistics-4d---
Spanish Language and Literature6----
Category total1252d-1-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----48
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing----6
International Public Health/International Health-101--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-3---
Medical Informatics----2
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-28---
Nursing Practice--10--
Nursing Science150575--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse142----
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-13--2
Category total29211116-58
History
History, General2618---
Category total2618---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies114----
Category total114----
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other0----
Category total0----
Library Science
Archives/Archival Administration----3
Category total----3
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General17----
Category total17----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution-12--6
Gerontology-32511
International/Global Studies6d---2
Marine Sciences-21--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3----
Sustainability Studies----4
Category total9d466113
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science5794--
Category total5794--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General18452--
Category total18452--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy16----
Philosophy, Other5----
Category total21----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1316--
Physics, General710---
Category total20116--
Psychology
Clinical Psychology-107--
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other--6--
Developmental and Child Psychology--5--
Educational Psychology-9--9
Psychology, General261----
Category total2611918-9
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy9----
Human Services, General-13---
International Policy Analysis-74--
Public Administration-30---
Public Policy Analysis, General-83--
Social Work41----
Category total50587--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other----1
Category total----1
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)----12
Anthropology26----
Applied Economics-7---
Archeology-7---
Criminology----1
Economics, General126----
International Relations and Affairs510---
Political Science and Government, General70----
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods----2
Social Sciences, General2----
Sociology6431--
Category total293271-15
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General25----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-3---
Music, General10----
Category total463---
Grand total2,543967814217
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 582
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 66
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 10
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,907
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,705
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,750
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,096
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 80%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined6861
Baseball39
Basketball1618
Ice Hockey2625
Lacrosse33
Soccer3121
Softball15
Tennis118
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (05/01/1972)12/31/2025
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
 No Longer Recognized  American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levelsAccredited (07/31/2003 - 04/15/2013)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (10/01/1993)12/31/2021
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (12/04/2015)04/07/2022
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (04/29/2016)04/29/2023
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (02/28/2011)06/30/2029
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/20/2002)12/31/2021
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (04/20/2002)12/31/2021
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (10/20/2002)TBD
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/121363.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession023
Drug law violations186
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape100
Fondling001
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault012
Burglary302
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate5.8%5.1%6.0%
Number in default222192227
Number in repayment3,7643,7553,722
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)