UMass Boston One of the Best Values in Massachusetts

Office of Communications | April 14, 2017
UMass Boston One of the Best Values in Massachusetts

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UMass Boston No. 5 in Massachusetts in New Study

A UMass Boston education is among the best values in Massachusetts, according to a new industry survey.

The evaluation by weighed scholarships and grant opportunities, average starting salaries for graduates, and student retention rate against tuition and living costs. UMass Boston, with its $11,966 in-state tuition, average of $9,524 in scholarships and grants, and average starting salary of $46,600, came in at No. 5 on the list of Massachusetts schools and No. 63 overall.

This value ranking is the latest in a series of honors recognizing UMass Boston's education excellence and affordability. U.S. News & World Report lists six UMass Boston graduate programs among the top 100 in their respective categories, and says UMass Boston has the sixth best online homeland security program in the country.

In 2016, The Princeton Review put UMass Boston on its "Best in the Northeast" list. UMass Boston was one of three institutions in Massachusetts that received INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, and one of four institutions nationwide to earn the comprehensive 2016 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. Also in 2016, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designated UMass Boston as an institution of "higher research activity." UMass Boston was one of only 107 U.S. universities to receive this classification.

About UMass Boston
The University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city's history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future. Recognized for innovative research, metropolitan Boston’s public university offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 11 colleges and graduate schools serve nearly 17,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service. To learn more, visit

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