Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 3,816 students out of 4,658 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. By gender, 1,916 male and 1,900 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is relatively higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (73.93% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total4,6583,81681.92%
Men2,3901,91680.17%
Women2,2681,90083.77%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 100.00%, rate of Asian students is 83.58%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 73.65%, rate of Hispanic students is 70.18%, rate of White students is 83.52%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 66.67%, rate of Two or More Race students is 76.87%, and rate of Unknown students is 81.58% at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native100.00%(5/5) - 100.00%(5/5)
Asian83.58%(341/408) 78.54%(161/205) 88.67%(180/203)
Black (Non-Hispanic)73.65%(109/148) 73.97%(54/73) 73.33%(55/75)
Hispanic70.18%(153/218) 72.48%(79/109) 67.89%(74/109)
White83.52%(2,565/3,071) 81.69%(1,303/1,595) 85.50%(1,262/1,476)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander66.67%(2/3) 66.67%(2/3) -
Two or More Race76.87%(103/134) 74.51%(38/51) 78.31%(65/83)
Unknown81.58%(403/494) 80.31%(204/254) 82.92%(199/240)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 3,415 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 320 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 3,496 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the transfer-out rate is 12.86%. Its transfer-out rate is relatively lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (14.77% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the retention rate is 91% for full-time students and 31 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (88.25% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
Retention Rates at University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 135 of 177 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 76.27%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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