University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, MA 02125-3393


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 16,847
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Massachusetts-Boston is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 9,886 applications and 6,774 students were granted admission. University of Massachusetts-Boston is at the #67 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 10% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 67% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT960 to 1180
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Massachusetts-Boston charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $31,698 and in-state students paid $13,110.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 81% of University of Massachusetts-Boston's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,646 (which is 4.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2016-2017, was 759, which is 49% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,729 (which is 10.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Massachusetts-Boston has enrolled a total of 16,847 students (10,718 students full-time and 6,129 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 16,847 students, 1,535 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 12,847 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,000 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,663 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 39%

Black/African American: 14%

Non-resident alien: 13%

Hispanic: 12%

Asian: 11%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 32% 1,952 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 24% 1,466 226
Education 10% 638 318
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 293
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4% 238
Social Sciences 2% 149
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 2% 103 1
Physical Sciences 2% 95
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 91
Psychology 1% 66

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Massachusetts-Boston full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Massachusetts-Boston graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,700. Last year, out of the total 3,407 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,066 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,790 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,427 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,700 $47,000
Employment Rate 90% 87%
Total Graduates 3,407 2,790

Campus Location

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