Claims and Sources

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Graduation and Loan Default Rates

74% of non-first-time, full-time students graduate within 8 years.

2021-22 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data system (IPEDS) Data Collection: Outcome Measures Component (2013-14 Cohort)

57% 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. (2022)

 

The UMass Global student loan default rate is about half the national average.

The FY 2019 UMass Global (formerly Brandman University) cohort default rate is 1.2%, compared with the 2.3% national average.

Briefing on FY 2019 Official National Default Rates

 

Student Satisfaction and Demographics  

91% of alumni would recommend UMass Global to friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Based on the 655 responses received to a survey item in University of Massachusetts Global’s 2022 Alumni Survey, in which 598 respondents indicated they “strongly agree or agree” that they would recommend UMass Global to their family/friends/colleagues.

93% of alumni agree or strongly agree that UMass Global supported their specific needs as an adult learner.

Based on the 656 responses received to a survey item in University of Massachusetts Global’s 2022 Alumni Survey, in which 616 respondents indicated they “strongly agree or agree” that UMass Global supported their specific needs as an adult learner.

91% of UMass Global students work while completing a program.

Based on the 666 responses received to a survey item in University of Massachusetts Global’s 2022 Alumni Survey, in which 608 respondents indicated they maintained employment (full-time or part-time) while at UMass Global.

Over 52% of alumni have one or more dependents while attending UMass Global.

Based on the 666 responses received to a survey item in University of Massachusetts Global’s 2022 Alumni Survey, in which 352 respondents indicated they were financially responsible for one or more dependents.

Half of Ed.D. students receive a promotion or new position while in the program.

Based on the 44 responses received to a survey item in UMass Global's Ed.D. 2023 Summer Exit Survey of Kappa students, where 22 respondents indicated they had been promoted or hired for a new position within the last two years.

13% of students have military ties or connections.

2021-22 IPEDS (12-Month Enrollment [July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022] Cohort. Based on the 2022-23 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Data Collection Methodology).

 

Academics and Accolades

University of Massachusetts Global School of Education issued 4067 new credentials making it the second-largest provider of new 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 has ranked among the best universities for online programs for 11 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. (2012-2023)

Online College Rankings U.S. News and World Report (January 9, 2023)

Ranked 28th nationwide for best online bachelor's in psychology program according to US News & World Report (2023).

Online College Rankings U.S. News and World Report (January 9, 2023)

MILITARY FRIENDLY®: UMass Global repeated as a Silver honoree recorded its highest score in the “Financial Aid & Assistance” category, followed by “Culture & Commitment.”

Militaryfriendly.com VIQTORY (August 18, 2023)

NATIONALLY RANKED: Ranked 15th nationwide for primarily online education and 21st among private institutions according to Military Times.

Best for Vets: Colleges MilitaryTimes (August 18, 2023)

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