University of Massachusetts Global Fact Book | Download PDF
Serving primarily non-traditional students and adult learners, the University of Massachusetts Global values the success of its students. The attached Fact Book provides the retention and graduation rates as required and reported to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)'s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
- For the IPEDS Fall Enrollment data collection, the University is required to report retention rates for first-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students entering in the fall timeframe and re-enrolling one year later.
- For the IPEDS Outcome Measures Data Collection, the University is required to report graduation rates for both first-time and non-first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates entering in an annual timeframe (July 1 - June 30). Serving primarily serving non-traditional students and adult learners, the Fact Book includes the non-first-time graduation rates at six years (150% time to degree completion) and eight years (200% time to degree completion).