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University of Massachusetts - Amherst Academics

Academic Statistics

Academics
A
Based on acceptance rate, quality of professors, student reviews, and additional factors.
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Full-Time Retention Rate
91%
Part-Time Retention Rate
67%
Academic Calendar
Semester
Research Funding per Student
$5,668
National
$1,524
Non-traditional Learning
  • Evening Degree Programs
    Yes
  • Teacher Certification
    Yes
  • Distance Education
    No
  • Study Abroad
    Yes

About the Classes

Class Size Breakdown
  • 2-19 students
    49%
  • 20-39
    30%
  • 40-99
    13%
  • 100+
    8%
89%
of students say they attend class.115 responses

About the Professors

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Female Professors
44%
Male Professors
56%
Average Professor Salary
$143,052
Poll
43%
of students say they take advantage of office hours/study sessions.115 responses
Faculty Diversity
  • African American
    5%
  • Asian American
    10%
  • Hispanic
    3%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    4%
  • Multiracial
    1%
  • Native American
    1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    4%
  • White
    71%

What Students Say About Professors

Poll
86%
of students say professors are passionate about the topics they teach.216 responses
Poll
73%
of students say professors care about their students' success.216 responses
Poll
71%
of students say professors are engaging and easy to understand.216 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree professors are approachable and helpful when needed.216 responses
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