The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

University of Massachusetts-Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus, with easy access to downtown Boston, is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum and future home to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Part of the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small sized classes. Ninety-seven percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields. UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of almost 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 85 undergraduate programs and 100 graduate programs. The Honors College serves 624 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application. UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements. More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaper, radio station, art gallery, and 18 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,065

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44%
14%
8%
10%
24%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
38%
11%
17%
14%
20%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
18%
7%
41%
17%
17%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of Massachusetts-Boston in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from University of Massachusetts-Boston are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at University of Massachusetts-Boston and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Massachusetts-Boston and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of Massachusetts-Boston | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from University of Massachusetts-Boston 0% 0% 1% 18% 38% 44%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Massachusetts-Boston 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Massachusetts-Boston 0% 0% 1% 18% 38% 44%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 9% 12%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 7% 11% 14%
Enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston 92% 72% 59% 41% 17% 8%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 12% 11% 8% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 7% 8% 6% 6% 5%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 14% 20% 17% 14% 10%
Current Status Unknown 7% 14% 19% 17% 20% 24%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,184

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60%
10%
4%
6%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
52%
6%
14%
8%
20%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
13%
2%
65%
8%
12%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of Massachusetts-Boston in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from University of Massachusetts-Boston are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at University of Massachusetts-Boston and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of Massachusetts-Boston and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of Massachusetts-Boston | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from University of Massachusetts-Boston 1% 13% 35% 52% 57% 60%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of Massachusetts-Boston 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of Massachusetts-Boston 1% 13% 35% 52% 57% 60%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 3% 6% 8% 10%
Enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Boston 93% 65% 35% 14% 8% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 6% 5% 4% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 4% 3% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 10% 8% 6% 6%
Current Status Unknown 5% 12% 17% 20% 21% 20%