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UMass Boston and Its Older Sister to the West: How Do We Compare to UMass Amherst?

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UMB vs UMA

A two-hour drive down the Pike and you’re there, our big sister to the west, the flagship, UMass Amherst. As part of its effort to contextualize life on this campus, The Mass Media compiled this comparison of the two universities.

Download the PDF for the front page of the April 4 issue of The Mass Media.

Citations:

Population (Fall 2011)

UMass Amherst: The Office of Institutional Research at: www.umass.edu/oapa/

UMass Boston: The Office of Institutional Research at: www.umb.edu/oirp

Demographics (Undergraduates, Fall 2011)

UMass Amherst: The Office of Institutional Research at: www.umass.edu/oapa/

UMass Boston: The Office of Institutional Research at: www.umb.edu/oirp

Cost (Undergraduates, in state, Spring 2012)

UMass Amherst: www.umass.edu/admissions/facts-and-figures/tuition-and-fees

UMass Boston: www.umb.edu/admissions/tuition/

Academics (First time, undergraduate freshmen)

UMass Amherst:

– Programs: www.umass.edu/admissions/facts-and-figures/student-body-and-admissions-statistics

-Statistics: The Office of Institutional Research at: www.umass.edu/oapa/

UMass Boston:

-Programs: www.umb.edu/the_university/facts/

– Statistics: The Office of Institutional Research at: www.umb.edu/oirp

Finances

– 2010 Endowment: US News

– 2010 endowment per student: compared against total enrollment in Fall 2010, as provided by the Offices of Institutional Research at each university.

– Research and development expenditure: President’s Report on www.massachusetts.edu

– Pell Grants:

– UMass Amherst: www.gazettenet.com, “UMass Faces Potential Loss in Federal Research Funds.”

– UMass Boston: umb.edu/u54/about/about_umass_boston_and_df_hcc/

Chancellor’s salary:

UMass Amherst: Boston Herald

UMass Boston: www.muckrock.com

Miscellaneous

Salaries: payscale.com

Rough Histories:

UMass Amherst: www.umass.edu/umhome/about/history.html

UMass Boston: http://www.umb.edu/the_university/history/