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 University of Massachusetts-Boston

University of Massachusetts-Boston - Boston, MA

100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

General information:(617)287-5000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:15,741(11,866 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research 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
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $10,611 $10,611 $11,407 -7%
Out-of-state $22,797 $23,188 $24,927 -7%
Books and supplies $800 $800 $800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,050 $9,050 $9,050 0%
Other $2,270 $2,340 $2,340 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,270 $2,340 $2,340 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $11,411 $11,411 $12,207 -8%
Off Campus $22,731 $22,801 $23,597 -4%
Off Campus with Family $13,681 $13,751 $14,547 -7%
On Campus $23,597 $23,988 $25,727 -8%
Off Campus $34,917 $35,378 $37,117 -5%
Off Campus with Family $25,867 $26,328 $28,067 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,714
In-state fees $9,693
Out-of-state tuition $9,758
Out-of-state fees $15,169
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,590
In-state fee $10,285
Out-of-state tuition $9,758
Out-of-state fees $15,183
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 897 84% --
Grant or scholarship aid 743 70% $5,642,987 $7,595
Federal grants 465 43% $2,424,605 $5,214
Pell grants 465 43% $1,950,569 $4,195
Other federal grants 423 40% $474,036 $1,121
State/local government grant or scholarships 635 59% $1,304,148 $2,054
Institutional grants or scholarships 563 53% $1,914,234 $3,400
Student loan aid 713 67% $3,759,166 $5,272
Federal student loans 712 67% $3,445,074 $4,839
Other student loans 36 3% $314,092 $8,725
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,961 52% $41,916,622 $7,032
Pell grants 4,212 36% $17,114,298 $4,063
Federal student loans 6,530 56% $47,946,801 $7,343


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.
Average net price $11,506 $12,062 $10,868
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,515 $8,282 $8,213
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,902 $9,915 $9,351
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,274 $12,854 $13,025
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,194 $15,682 $15,860
$110,001 and more $16,554 $16,744 $16,912

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 15,741
Undergraduate enrollment 11,866
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,787
Graduate enrollment 3,875

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,454 2,808 3,646
Percent admitted 68% 69% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 69% 21% 19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1111 86%
ACT 0 0%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 420 540
SAT Math 460 570
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 35 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 39-
Basketball 1612
Ice Hockey 2923
Lacrosse 26-
Soccer 2219
Softball -16
Tennis 78
Track and Field, Indoor 1813
Track and Field, Outdoor 1914
Track and Field, X-Country 10-
Volleyball -12


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education05/01/1972 Accredited


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 levels

07/31/2003 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

10/01/1993 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/20/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/20/2002 Accredited
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 schools

10/20/2002 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations00 6
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 020
Aggravated assault 122
Burglary 1523
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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


Default Rate5.8%
Number in default144
Number in repayment2,473

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00222200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies8------
American/United States Studies/Civilization112-----
Asian Studies/Civilization2------
Women's Studies1------
Category total3112-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--13----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General966-3---
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-3-----
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-1-----
Category total12310133---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General415143-----
Finance, General-12-----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-2-----
Labor and Industrial Relations5-1----
Category total4202001----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science-8-----
Computer and Information Sciences, General13-3----
Information Technology410-----
Category total17183----
Education Colleges
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services----1--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-35-----
Education, General---12---
Education, Other-8---9-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness-----2-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-4--4--
Educational/Instructional Technology-48---7-
Spanish Language Teacher Education-----1-
Special Education and Teaching, General-45---38-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-236-----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-----3-
Category total-376-12560-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General130-----
Category total12630-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3------
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--1----
French Language and Literature3------
Italian Language and Literature1------
Spanish Language and Literature3------
Category total23541----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-----7-
Clinical Nurse Specialist-----1-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-----52-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-10-----
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-18-----
Nursing Science-38-3---
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing------2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse332------
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-3-----
Category total33269-3-602
History Colleges
History, General116-----
Category total4916-----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies7------
Category total140------
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Professions and Studies, Other1------
Category total4------
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1------
Category total3------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-7-4---
Dispute Resolution-12---16-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3------
Category total642196-25-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General85------
Category total85------
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy, Other4------
Category total20------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General84-5---
Geology/Earth Science, General32------
Physics, General64-----
Category total468-5---
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-8-8---
Educational Psychology-11--26--
Psychology, General10------
Category total23219-826--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy38------
Human Services, General-11-----
Public Administration-38-----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other1------
Public Policy Analysis, General-6-5---
Social Work2------
Category total5855-5---
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other-----4-
Category total-----4-
Social Sciences Colleges
American Government and Politics (United States-----12-
Economics, General11------
Geographic Information Science and Cartography--9----
Political Science and Government, General10------
Social Sciences, General3------
Category total284309--17-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General2------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1------
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-8-----
Music, General6------
Category total348-----
Grand total929474642311662