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Graduation Rate

58% of University of Massachusetts Global students graduate within 8 years of entering the school for the first time.

Source: U.S. Department of Education. "College Scorecard". 18 Oct 2021. https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?262086-Brandman-University

Value of Education

“96% of employers said continuing education improved job performance. 78% of employers factored continuing education into facilitated promotions or advancements.” 

EvoLLLution. “New Research Shows Continuing Education Increases Employee Income and Corporate Efficiency.” 4 Sept 2012. https://evolllution.com/press-releases/research-shows-continuing-education-increases-employee-income-corporate-efficiency/

 “By 2020, 65% of all jobs will require some post-secondary education and training beyond high school.”

 “35% of job openings will require some post secondary education and training.”

Carnevale, A.P., Smith, N., and Strohl J. Georgetown University. Center on Education and the Workforce. “Recovery. Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020.” Jun 2013. https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/recovery-job-growth-and-education-requirements-through-2020/

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

Carnevale, A., Cheah, B., Hanson, A. Georgetown University. Center on Education and the Workforce. “The Economic Value of College Majors.” 2015. https://cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/Exec-Summary-web-B.pdf 

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics. “TED: The Economics Daily.” 2017 https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/unemployment-rate-2-point-5-percent-for-college-grads-7-point-7-percent-for-high-school-dropouts-january-2017.htm  

"Yet according to the 2015 US Census, only 42.3% of Americans had an associate degree or higher."

US Census (March 2016) "Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015. https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/p20-578.pdf

“Employee perspective on learning: 94% agree they gained useful job skills 89% reported increased confidence on the job 94% acquired useful personal knowledge. Employee perspective on business impact: 87% reported improved organizational commitment 87% reported increased job satisfaction 88% reported increased engagement. Employees speak positively about adult education: 96% agree tuition assistance is a good investment and 77% agree that tuition assistance was the reason they pursued further education.”

ROI Institute "The Value of Tuition Assistance" 2011. https://roiinstitute.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/The-Value-of-Tuition-Assistance.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.” 30 Nov 2016. https://www.luminafoundation.org/news-and-views/study-finds-investing-in-employee-higher-education-results-in-cost-savings-for-major-financial-services-company

"Employees report that tuition reimbursement is one of the top three most desirable company benefits"

National Association of College and Employers 2011 Student Survey referenced via ROI Institute "The Value of Tuition Assistance" 2011. https://roiinstitute.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/The-Value-of-Tuition-Assistance.pdf

"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 record amount. Financial Times. 29 Jan 2017.   https://www.ft.com/content/e718220e-e3e0-11e6-9645-c9357a75844a

Student Satisfaction

“93% of alumni would refer UMass Global to family, friend and/or colleagues”

Based on the 495 responses received to a survey item in University of Massachusetts Global’s 2019 Alumni Survey, in which 460 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," Default Management. 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%

U.S. Department of Education. "Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates for Post-secondary Schools for Fiscal Years 2018, 2017, 2016." Default Prevention and Management. 27 Sept 2021. https://nslds.ed.gov/

School of Arts & Sciences

"Social Work is an in demand field per data collected by California Development Department"

Employment Development Department, State of California. "Detailed Guide for Child Family and School Social Workers in California." California Occupational Guides. n.d. Web. 26 02 2013. http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/OccGuides/detail.aspx?Soccode=211021&Geography=0601000000

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.”

“Business Higher Education Forum and Gallop predict all finance, accounting, marketing, sales and operation manager positions will require data sciences and analytical skills by 2020.”

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"

Suckow, Marjorie and Lynette Roby. "Table 1 Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Recommended Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist Credentials July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017." Teacher Supply in California: A Report to the Legislature. Annual Report 2016-2017. April 2018 Web. 05 03 2018. Teacher Supply in California A Report to the Legislature Annual Report

A study by Education Week shows teachers "completely agree" that the following types of professional development have improved their classroom instruction: 53% common planning time with peers, 34% mentoring for new teachers, 29% professional learning communities, 34% integrating technology into instruction, 88% teaching core academic standards.

Education Week Research Center and MCH Strategic Data. 2016. https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/teachers-like-common-planning-time-survey-shows.html

The education reform sector will need to fill 32,000 senior and mid-level (non-instructional) talent roles by 2023. (Based on the 50 largest US cities)

EdFuel "Map the Gap: Confronting the leadership talent gap in the new urban education ecosystem" http://edfuel.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EdFuel-Map-the-Gap-final-report-29Apr2014.pdf>

School counselors are a vital resource for students and educators, and play a key role in creating safe and productive learning environments

Arne Duncan, Former U.S. Secretary of Education https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-awards-more-248-million-elementary-and-secondary-school-counseling-grants

Over the next 10 years our communities will need: Qualified pre-K through 12 Administrators - "Some counties estimate that 70% of their school administrators will retire in the next 10 years (1,009 in LA County alone)"

"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years 2012 and 2022, the employment of elementary, middle, and high school principals is projected to grow 6% nationwide"

Fong, T.  School-site administrators: Prior research and projected demand in California. 2014.https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/commission/agendas/2014-06/2014-06-2a-wested-pres.pdf

“Over 91% of teachers love their jobs”

Richmond E. "Report: US Teachers Love Their Jobs But Don’t Feel Valued" Huffington post. 2014. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/emily-richmond/report-us-teachers-love-t_b_5534127.html

"There is an acute need in the education sector for exceptional leaders and mangers 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

School counselors can help to develop school climates that are supportive, welcoming, inclusive and promote connectedness and cohesion by celebrating diversity, specifying a zero-tolerance policy for bullying and by facilitating student workshops and assemblies on topics including anti-bullying and emotional self-regulation … Further, enabling students to communicate their thoughts and concerns can help to prevent school violence.

Paolini, A. C.  School Shootings and Student Mental Health: Role of the School Counselor in Mitigating Violence. VISTAS. 2015. https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/vistas/school-shootings-and-student-mental-health.p

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.”


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


"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 Students

“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.


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