University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell, MA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 12,546
Graduate Enrollment: 4,713
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 84.57%

Male/Female: 57% / 43% (2017)

First generation college students: 31.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 7.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,261
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1170 - 1340

2022 Median Admit ACT: 29
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 25 - 32

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 71.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 51.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 41.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 33.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 55.6%
Black: 7.8%
Hispanic: 13.3%
Asian: 13.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.5%
Non-resident alien: 2.7%
Unknown race: 3.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,152
In-State tuition: $15,698
Out-of-State tuition: $33,624

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $13,570 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,424 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $5,850 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,424 (2022)

Average Family Income: $88,706 (2017)
Median Family Income: $53,801 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 28.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 52.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,704 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $251 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $7,628
$30k-48k $9,067
$48k-75k $12,230
$75k-110k $17,000
$110k+ $19,868

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 47%
6-year graduation rate: 69%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.8% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,704 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.2% (2015)
@3 year 75.3% (2017)
@5 year 80.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 51.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 54.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $53,918 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $67,049 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 2
Doctoral Degree Engineering, Other. 5
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 39 $94,507 ($7,876)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 48 $101,793 ($8,483)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Programming. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Information Science/Studies. 29 $17,125
Associate's Degree Information Science/Studies. 39 $17,355 $175 $49,458 ($4,122)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 41 $27,000 $279 $70,401 ($5,867)
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 194 $27,820 $233 $60,763 ($5,064) $77,727 ($6,477)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 130 $27,000 $265 $82,577 ($6,881) $109,547 ($9,129)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 49 $117,564 ($9,797)
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 18
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 3
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 76 $233 $54,918 ($4,577) $58,949 ($4,912)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 24 $55,153 ($4,596)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 21 $225 $98,132 ($8,178)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 22 $68,671 ($5,723) $58,590 ($4,883)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Engineering, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 1 $27,000 $263
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 19
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 14
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 90 $27,000 $284 $67,841 ($5,653) $94,160 ($7,847)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 13
Master's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 17
Associate's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 19 $91,382 ($7,615)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 24
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma English Language and Literature, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 65 $27,000 $265 $33,502 ($2,792) $40,108 ($3,342)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 94 $27,000 $240 $34,925 ($2,910) $36,288 ($3,024)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 137 $26,747 $241 $40,018 ($3,335) $66,988 ($5,582)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 20 $68,413 ($5,701)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biology, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 74 $25,539 $252 $49,883 ($4,157) $68,535 ($5,711)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 18 $51,768 ($4,314)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Statistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 6
Master's Degree Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 6
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 17 $29,750 $289 $33,288 ($2,774)
Doctoral Degree International/Global Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 11 $31,815 ($2,651)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 14 $27,000 $283 $44,624 ($3,719)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 8
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 8
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 16 $22,177 $230
Master's Degree Physics. 9
Doctoral Degree Physics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 177 $25,925 $246 $35,492 ($2,958) $44,443 ($3,704)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Psychology, General. 70 $233 $47,608 ($3,967) $65,507 ($5,459)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 6
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 25 $23,643 $101 $35,612 ($2,968)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 204 $26,000 $228 $40,259 ($3,355) $56,155 ($4,680)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 77 $233 $97,479 ($8,123) $62,912 ($5,243)
Doctoral Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminal Justice and Corrections. 66 $86,878 ($7,240) $54,470 ($4,539)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 81 $26,750 $277 $30,187 ($2,516) $52,330 ($4,361)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 36
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 98 $27,000 $286 $72,535 ($6,045) $77,250 ($6,438)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 26 $388 $93,996 ($7,833)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 3
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 4
Associate's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 595 $25,000 $228 $49,322 ($4,110) $60,494 ($5,041)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 298 $247 $86,060 ($7,172) $100,999 ($8,417)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 49 $102,637 ($8,553)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 9
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 29 $266 $72,638 ($6,053)
Master's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 6
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 19
Graduate/Professional Certificate Finance and Financial Management Services. 2
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 24
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 8
Bachelor's Degree History. 26 $24,250 $239 $26,812 ($2,234) $42,508 ($3,542)
Master's Degree History. 3
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 32 $27,000 $277 $42,272 ($3,523)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 2
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 28
Graduate/Professional Certificate Chemical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 97 $27,000 $286 $62,989 ($5,249) $73,411 ($6,118)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 27 $74,024 ($6,169)
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 97 $27,000 $269 $74,505 ($6,209) $87,932 ($7,328)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 34 $100,539 ($8,378) $105,923 ($8,827)
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 198 $27,000 $265 $66,713 ($5,559) $88,173 ($7,348)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 33 $91,013 ($7,584) $95,688 ($7,974)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mechanical Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Polymer/Plastics Engineering. 61 $27,000 $286 $72,457 ($6,038) $79,493 ($6,624)
Master's Degree Polymer/Plastics Engineering. 30 $78,961 ($6,580)
Doctoral Degree Polymer/Plastics Engineering. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Polymer/Plastics Engineering. 8
Master's Degree Engineering, Other. 19 $72,045 ($6,004)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering, Other. 25
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 2
Associate's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 1
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other. 20
Master's Degree Public Administration. 10
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 38 $26,500 $246 $38,934 ($3,245)
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 50 $224 $68,814 ($5,735)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 32 $19,900 $193 $37,849 ($3,154)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 17 $25,596 $228 $39,510 ($3,293)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 10 $19,000
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 40 $27,000 $275 $36,147 ($3,012) $49,153 ($4,096)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 69 $27,000 $286 $29,277 ($2,440) $30,623 ($2,552)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 22 $106,408 ($8,867)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 24
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 30 $27,000 $280 $65,111 ($5,426) $69,333 ($5,778)
Master's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 7
Master's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 12
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 93 $27,000 $265 $39,251 ($3,271) $52,704 ($4,392)
Master's Degree Public Health. 46 $435 $53,409 ($4,451)
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 7


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $110,493
Full time faculty: 61%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $119,119,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $171,356,000 (2022)