Sources

“70% working-aged Californians should have a postsecondary degree/certificate by 2030.” Governor's Council for Post-Secondary Education, GOVERNOR'S BUDGET SUMMARY — 2022-23. (2022). HIGHER EDUCATION https://edsource.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/HigherEdBudgetSummary.pdf

 

“A bachelor’s degree qualified working Americans for jobs paying median annual wages more than double that amountabout $78,000.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2021, September 8). Occupations that Need More Education for Entry are Projected to Grow Faster Than Average. https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/education-summary.htm

 

 

“68% of CEOs think employees should be in the office at least three days a week to maintain corporate culture.” PwC. (2021, January 12). https://www.pwc.com/us/remotework?WT.mc_id=CT10-PL102-DM2-TR1-LS3-ND30-PR4-CN_ViewpointHighlights

 

“55% of employees prefer working remotely at least three days a week.”

PwC. (2021, January 12). It’s time to reimagine where and how work will get done. https://www.pwc.com/us/remotework?WT.mc_id=CT10-PL102-DM2-TR1-LS3-ND30-PR4-CN_ViewpointHighlights

 


Nursing

“245% INCREASE IN DEMAND for nurse staffing in 2020 during COVID 19.”

COVID-19 Impact on Nurse Staffing and ICU Beds, Epic Health Research Network. (2021, April 14) https://ehrn.org/articles/covid-19-impact-on-nurse-staffing-and-icu-beds

 

“80% of nursing workforce should HOLD A BSN by 2025 according to Nursing Outlook (2018).

Projections of progress toward the 80% Bachelor of Science in Nursing recommendation and strategies to accelerate change.”  Nursing Outlook (2018, May 3) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2018.04.012


Business

“EARN YOUR MBA OR MAOL SOONER fewer credits than finishing separate degree programs.”

UMass Global’s Accelerated BBA to MBA program is up to 18 credits less than standalone programs.


Graduation Rate

“58% of University of Massachusetts Global students graduate within 8 years of entering the school for the first time.” College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education. (2021, October 18)

https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?262086-Brandman-University


 

Value of Education

“College graduates more than $1 million more over a lifetime than those with just a high school degree.”

Carnevale, A. P., Cheah, B., & Wenzinger, E. (2021, October). Cew-college_payoff_2021 (2021, November 22) https://1gyhoq479ufd3yna29x7ubjn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/cew-college_payoff_2021-fr.pdf

 

“An associate’s degree increases lifetime earnings over a high school diploma by 25 percent.”

Carnevale, A. P., Cheah, B., & Wenzinger, E. (2021, October). Cew-college_payoff_2021 (2021, November 22) https://1gyhoq479ufd3yna29x7ubjn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/cew-college_payoff_2021-fr.pdf

 

“Master’s degree graduates earn 14% more than the median for bachelor’s degree holders.”

Carnevale, A. P., Cheah, B., & Wenzinger, E. (2021, October). Cew-college_payoff_2021 (2021, November 22) https://1gyhoq479ufd3yna29x7ubjn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/cew-college_payoff_2021-fr.pdf

 

“Workers with bachelor’s degrees earn 75 percent more than those with no more than a high school diploma.”

Carnevale, A. P., Cheah, B., & Wenzinger, E. (2021, October). Cew-college_payoff_2021 (2021, November 22) https://1gyhoq479ufd3yna29x7ubjn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/cew-college_payoff_2021-fr.pdf

 

“Doctoral degree holders earn a median of $4 million over their lifetimes.”

Carnevale, A. P., Cheah, B., & Wenzinger, E. (2021, October). Cew-college_payoff_2021 (2021, November 22) https://1gyhoq479ufd3yna29x7ubjn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/cew-college_payoff_2021-fr.pdf

 

 “Bachelor’s degree holders have nearly ½ the unemployment rate of those without.”

Carnevale, A. P., Cheah, B., & Wenzinger, E. (2021, October). Cew-college_payoff_2021 (2021, November 22) https://1gyhoq479ufd3yna29x7ubjn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/cew-college_payoff_2021-fr.pdf

 

 

“94 percent of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if it simply invested in helping them learn.”

Linkedin Learning. (2019). Workplace-learning-report-2019 https://learning.linkedin.com/content/dam/me/business/en-us/amp/learning-solutions/images/workplace-learning-report-2019/pdf/workplace-learning-report-2019.pdf

 

“Offering tuition assistance programs can increase your ROI by 144%."

Discover Financial Services, Accenture, Lumina Foundation “Study Finds Investing in Employee Higher Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Financial Services Company.” (2016, Nov 30) https://www.luminafoundation.org/news-and-views/study-finds-investing-in-employee-higher-education-results-in-cost-savings-for-major-financial-services-company

 

"Salaries commanded by MBA graduates after three years back in the workplace have increased by the largest amount in a decade."

Ortmans, L., & Moules, J. MBA graduate salaries increase by a record amount. Financial Times. 29 Jan 2017.   https://www.ft.com/content/e718220e-e3e0-11e6-9645-c9357a75844a

 


Alumni Satisfaction

“91.5% of alumni would refer UMass Global to family, friends and/or colleagues.”

Based on the 591 responses received to a survey item in University of Massachusetts Global’s 2021 Alumni Survey, in which 506 respondents indicated they “strongly agree or agree” that they would recommend UMass Global to their family/friends/colleagues.

 

Student Loan Default Rate

"University of Massachusetts Global's student loan default rate is 42% lower than the national average of 7.3 percent."

The FY 2018 3-year national cohort default rate is 7.3%. U.S. Department of Education. Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates for Schools, (27 Sept 2021) https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html

 

“The FY 2018 3-year Brandman University (now University of Massachusetts Global) cohort default rate is 4.1%.”

"Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates for Post-secondary Schools for Fiscal Years 2018, 2017, 2016."

U.S. Department of Education, 27 Sept 2021. https://nslds.ed.gov/


 

School of Arts and Sciences

“Top 5 career choices for BA Integrated Social Sciences or Sociology: Management consultant, chief of staff, data scientist, government affairs director, attorney/lawyer.”

PayScale College Salary Report 2017-18, Best Jobs For Social Science Majors by Salary Potential https://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/common-jobs-for-majors/social-sciences

 

“Top 5 career choices for BA Communication and Media: Executive producer, social media director, director of public relations (PR), public relations (PR) director, marketing communications director.”

PayScale College Salary Report 2017-18 Best Jobs For Communications Majors by Salary Potential https://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/common-jobs-for-majors/communication

 

“95% of business leaders say that their largest skills shortage is in data science and analytics.”

Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s and Business-Higher Education Forum’s Investing in America’s Data Science and Analytics Talent report:  http://www.bhef.com/sites/default/files/bhef_2017_investing_in_dsa.pdf

 


School of Education

"More than 50% of Ed.D. students receive a promotion or new position while in the program."

Based on University of Massachusetts Global’s Ed.D. Program Exit Survey of 306 students (comprising all coursework completers since program inception) and an 85% response rate to this survey item, affirming a promotion or new position within the last two years.

 

"University of Massachusetts Global School of Education is the fourth largest provider of teaching credentials among private/independent universities in California"

Teacher Supply in California: A Report to the Legislature. Annual Report 2016-2017. Teacher Supply in California A Report to the Legislature Annual Report (2018, April)

 

"There is an acute need in the education sector for exceptional leaders and managers who have the skills to navigate the complex and high-stakes environment of today’s schools and central offices."

Morgan S. "What if our teacher shortage is actually a leadership shortage?" Huffington Post. 2017. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/r-scott-morgan/what-if-our-teacher-short_b_8474530.html

 

"Over 25% of California’s special education teachers who were teaching in 2014 will retire by 2024."

Carver-Thomas, D., & Darling-Hammond, L.  California Special Education Shortages Grow More Severe, Learning Policy Institute (08 Feb 2017) https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/california-special-education-teacher-shortages-brief

 

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job demand will grow by 14% between 2016 and 2026

Psychology: Job Outlook. 2016  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm#tab-6

 


School of Extended Education

“62% of students with disabilities are in inclusive classrooms.”

 

“17% drop in special education teachers over the last 10 years.”

https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d17/tables/dt17_204.60.asp?current=yes

 

“1/59 children are diagnosed with Autism each year.”

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/addm-community-report/documents/addm-community-report-2018-h.pdf

 

"Over 1/2 million. The number of new computer technology-related jobs the Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts will become available in the next 7 years."

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Computer and Information Technology Occupations. 2019. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm

 


UMass Global Working Adults and Parents

“9/10 BU students work while completing a program.”

Based on the 531 responses received to University of Massachusetts Global’s 2019 Alumni Survey, in which 488 respondents affirmed they maintained full- or part-time employment while attending UMass Global. 

 

“56% graduate with children while attending class.”

Based on the 531 graduates who responded to the 2019 Alumni Survey, 295 reported they were financially responsible for one or more dependents while attending UMass Global.

 

“62% of parents polled say the pandemic showed them life’s too short to procrastinate when accomplishing their dreams.”

UMass Global-OnePoll Survey. (2021, November 15). Survey Result Stats: Parents Going Back to School [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIi-k7pcHI

 

56% of polled believe that enrolling in college would help refresh their perspective on life.

UMass Global-OnePoll Survey. (2021, November 15). Survey Result Stats: Parents Going Back to School [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIi-k7pcHI

 

“3 in 5 parents worry that furthering their education would limit the time they get to spend with their loved ones. This is why 77% of parents would feel most comfortable enrolling in programs that are either entirely online or blend online and in person.”

UMass Global-OnePoll Survey. (2021, November 15). Survey Result Stats: Parents Going Back to School [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIi-k7pcHI

 

“65% of parents would be more likely to consider enrolling in college if they had someone by their side to help them navigate the process.”

UMass Global-OnePoll Survey. (2021, November 15). Survey Result Stats: Parents Going Back to School [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIi-k7pcHI

 

“4 in 5 parents who went to college think they’d be a better student now than when they originally attended.”

UMass Global-OnePoll Survey. (2021, November 15). Survey Result Stats: Parents Going Back to School [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIi-k7pcHI

 

“75% of parents are likely to enroll in college if their employer-provided free college as a workplace benefit.”

UMass Global-OnePoll Survey. (2021, November 15). Survey Result Stats: Parents Going Back to School [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIi-k7pcHI

 


Accolades and Awards

“Recognized by U.S. News and World Report each year since they’ve been ranking online universities.”

(2022, February 3) https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/brandman-university-OBUS0884/business

 

“Consistently ranked among the Best for Vets schools.” (2021, July 2)

https://colleges.militarytimes.com/school/H9E828AD61D2BBDFC0250906B43CF4EBE

Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About UMass Global

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at UMass Global, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that UMass Global may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend University of Massachusetts Global. Privacy Policy