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Graduation and Loan Default Rates

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. (October 18, 2021)

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

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 Schools, FY 2018, 2017, 2016. U.S. Department of Education.

Student Satisfaction and Demographics 

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.

Nearly 90% of UMass Global students work while completing a program

Based on the 591 responses received to University of Massachusetts Global’s 2021 Alumni Survey, 89.21% of undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate respondents affirmed they maintained full- or part-time employment while attending UMass Global.

56% of UMass Global students 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.

More than 54% 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 308 students (comprising of all coursework completers since program inception) affirming a promotion or new position within the last five years.

Academics and Accolades

University of Massachusetts Global School of Education issued 4067 new credentials making it the second-largest provider of teaching credentials in California.

Abdelhak, S. Teacher Supply in California: A Report to the Legislature. Annual Report 
2016-2021 Excel Data (April 12, 2022)

UMass Global's first-time NCLEX pass rate is 55.56% during Quarter 4 of 2022.

California Board of Registered Nursing Data NCSBN/Pearson Education. (April 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022)

Earn your MBA or MAOL sooner with fewer credits than finishing separate degree programs.

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

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

Online College Rankings U.S. News and World Report (February 3, 2022)

UMass Global is a top college for psychology.

Online College Rankings U.S. News and World Report (January 24, 2022)

Consistently ranked among the Best for Vets schools.

Best for Vets: Colleges MilitaryTimes (July 2, 2021)

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