Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,700

4.1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,043

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.94%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

70.7%

2,386 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,064

85% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

73.2%

227 Graduates

About

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Massachusetts College of Art and Design were Illustration (56 degrees awarded), Graphic Design (40 degrees), and Other Film & Photographic Arts (37 degrees).

In 2017, 448 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 69.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (277 degrees), 5.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is $12,700, which is $-1,300 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is $12,700, which is $-1,300 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,043.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,700

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was $12,700. The cost of tuition at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is $-1,300 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$22,043

2017 Value

1.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Massachusetts College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,043. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Massachusetts College of Art and Design grew by 1.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,100

Room and Board

$2,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was of $13,100 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,100. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.569% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 22% with respect to 2016, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.94%

2016 Default Rate

25

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was 5.94%, which represents 25 out of the 421 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Massachusetts College of Art and Design received 2,386 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 55.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,386 applicants, 1,686 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,064 students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design has an overall enrollment yield of 25.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,686

Accepted Out of 2,386

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design was 70.7% (1,686 admissions from 2,386 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 55.8%, while admissions grew by 55.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Massachusetts College of Art and Design has a total enrollment of 2,064 students. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is 1,754 students and the part-time enrollment is 310. This means that 85% of students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% White, 9.84% Hispanic or Latino, 8.14% Asian, 4.36% Black or African American, 1.6% Two or More Races, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0969% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Asian Male (5.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,064 students. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is 1,754 and the part-time enrollment is 310. This means that 85% of students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Massachusetts College of Art and Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,215

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    203

  3. Asian

    168

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is 58.9% White, 9.84% Hispanic or Latino, 8.14% Asian, 4.36% Black or African American, 1.6% Two or More Races, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0969% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 248 students (12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 176 more women than men received degrees from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The majority of degree recipients at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are white (277 degrees awarded). There were 5.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is Illustration (56 degrees awarded), followed by Graphic Design (40 degrees) and Other Film & Photographic Arts (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (387 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (22 degrees), and Education (27 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,965,016 people), Secondary school teachers (326,500 people), Education administrators (281,537 people), Other managers (248,571 people), and Postsecondary teachers (173,594 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (387 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (22 degrees), Education (27 degrees), Communications (9 degrees), and Precision Production (3 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (387 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (22 degrees), Education (27 degrees), Communications (9 degrees), and Precision Production (3 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are Elementary & secondary schools (2,891,656 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (398,850 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (189,894 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (186,288 people), and Computer Systems Design (173,659 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (387 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (22 degrees), Education (27 degrees), Communications (9 degrees), and Precision Production (3 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 56 degrees awarded

  2. 40 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was Illustration with 56 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 136

  2. 312

In 2017, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, which is 0.436 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (312).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Other Film & Photographic Arts, which is 0.679 times less than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Illustration, which is 2.5 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 52% of students graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (76.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is Female and Asian (76.9% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.52% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    277 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    47 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is white (277 degrees awarded). There were 5.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

9.82% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    187 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is white female (187 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (90 degrees).

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Operations

Massachusetts College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at nearly $16M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $104k (0.651%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Massachusetts College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of $74.7M. Massachusetts College of Art and Design employs 61 Professors, 30 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are Male Professors (32), Female Professors(29), and Female Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are: Management, with 80 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 59 employees, and Service with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16M

2017 Endowment

4.34%

growth from 2016

Massachusetts College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $16M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Massachusetts College of Art and Design grew 4.34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.92M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $200k - Federal

  2. $733k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Massachusetts College of Art and Design received $200k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $733k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.9M

2017 Salaries

4.21%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Massachusetts College of Art and Design paid a median of $26.9M in salaries, which represents 36% of their overall expenditure ($74.7M) and a 4.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 20.6% decline from 2015 and a 15.2% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.96M

Instructional Salaries

111

Number of Employees

In 2017, Massachusetts College of Art and Design paid a total of $9.96M to 111 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

61 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

80 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Art and Design were Professor with 61 employees; Assistant professor with 30 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Art and Design were Management with 80 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees; and Service with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was Male Professor with 32 employees, Female Professor with 29 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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