2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$17,575

Net Price

79%

Admitted

17%

Enrolled

49%

Graduation Rate

15/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Massachusetts-Boston

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 15,637. In 2021, there were 493 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #31 in Massachusetts and ranks #1014 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

493

Total Enrollment

15,637

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Ranking for University of Massachusetts-Boston

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#31

Massachusetts Rank

Combining ranking factors for 53 schools that offer psychology degrees in Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts-Boston ranks #31.

#1014

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Massachusetts-Boston ranks #1014.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Massachusetts-Boston offers General Psychology, Research Psychology, Social Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Research Psychology and School Psychology. At the post master certificate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and School Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMCPhD
Clinical Psychology35
Counseling and Applied Psychology19613
Developmental Psychology26
General Psychology276
Mental Health Counseling28
Research Psychology2926
School Psychology166
Social Psychology29
Social Work47
Total Graduates381701230
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) – Clinical training programs at the master’s, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 16,383 students applied to the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The university admitted 79% and 17% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Massachusetts universities is 11,143. On average, all Massachusetts institutions admit 66% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Massachusetts-Boston students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 75%. Compared to all Massachusetts four or more years colleges, the percentage is 77%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Massachusetts-Boston is 49%, compared to 69% for all Massachusetts universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 51%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare UMass Boston to Massachusetts Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Massachusetts-Boston to the average of all Massachusetts four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

UMass Boston

16,383

Applicants

79%

Percent Admitted

17%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

MA Colleges

11,143

Applicants

66%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

77%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

69%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 699 or 61% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 446 or 39% part-time faculty members employed at University of Massachusetts-Boston. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 699 or 61%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

UMass Boston

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

61%

Percent Full-Time

39%

Percent Part-Time

61%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MA Colleges

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

47%

Percent Full-Time

53%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Massachusetts-Boston the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $14,187, and the average cost for books and supplies is $800.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $18,433 and the average cost for graduate fees is $505.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Massachusetts-Boston2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$18,134
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,920
Total Living Expenses$20,054
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$14,187
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$800
Total Undergraduate Expenses$35,041
In-State, Graduate Tuition$18,433
In-State, Graduate Fees$505
Total Graduate Expenses$18,938
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Massachusetts-Boston is $17,575. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Massachusetts-Boston presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$13,177$14,086
$30,001 – $48,000$13,673$14,335
$48,001 – $75,000$17,132$17,600
$75,001 – $110,000$22,568$22,714
$110,001 and more$24,285$24,730
US Department of Education

Compare University of Massachusetts-Boston to all Massachusetts universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

UMass Boston

$35,041

Cost to Attend

$9,819

Average Financial Aid

95%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,575

Net Price

MA Colleges

$47,729

Cost to Attend

$20,502

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$23,230

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,063 or 95%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 10,146 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,819.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid10,146$9,819
Pell Grants5,437$4,865
Federal Student Loans6,299$6,769
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Massachusetts-Boston to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

UMass Boston

10,146

Grant or Scholarship Aid

46%

Grants or Scholarships

5,437

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

6,299

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

MA Colleges

2,963

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

1,101

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,750

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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