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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,698 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
9,886 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
63.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
481 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at University of Massachusetts-Boston is $13,110, which is $6,119 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $31,698, which is 241% of the cost for in-state students, and is $13,322 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,966.

In 2016, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Massachusetts-Boston received 9,886 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.56% annual growth. Out of those 9,886 applicants, 6,774 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.5% acceptance rate.

There were 16,847 students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2016, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Massachusetts-Boston has an overall enrollment yield of 24.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Massachusetts-Boston has a total enrollment of 16,847 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 10,718 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,129. This means that 63.6% 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 38.9% White, 14.1% Black or African American, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Asian, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (9.9%), followed by White Male (8.97%) and Black or African American Female (5.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.68%), followed by White Male (1.22%) and Black or African American Female (0.47%).

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In 2016, 1,014 more women than men graduated from University of Massachusetts-Boston. The majority of students graduating from University of Massachusetts-Boston are White. These 2,018 graduates mean that there were 4.61 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 438 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Massachusetts-Boston is General Business Administration & Management with 495 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 306 graduates and Registered Nursing with 205 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Massachusetts-Boston, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 37 graduates, followed by Language & Linguistics with 76 graduates and Natural Resources & Conservation with 56 graduates.


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University of Massachusetts-Boston has an endowment valued at nearly $78.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.48M (5.69%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Massachusetts-Boston had a total expenditure of $381M. Of that $381M, they spent $197M on salaries and $46.8M on benefits.

University of Massachusetts-Boston employs 218 Associate professors, 176 Lecturers, and 166 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Massachusetts-Boston are Male Associate professors (118), Female Associate professors (100), and Female Lecturers (97).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Boston are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 430 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 237 employees, and Management with 193 employees.



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