Message from the President
I am pleased to present the University of Massachusetts
2010 Report on Annual Indicators
. A copy isbeing posted on our web site so that the citizens of the Commonwealth and all other interested partieswill be able to measure our progress in a public, transparent manner. The University of Massachusetts isproud to have been the first public institution in Massachusetts and one of the first in the country to begin acomprehensive self-analysis 13 years ago.As this report demonstrates, the University continues to make significant progress in achieving our long-termgoals and fulfilling our special role as the Commonwealth’s public research university. As part of that uniquemission, UMass is transforming students’ lives, shaping the future of our Commonwealth and addressing keystate needs. We provide an accessible and affordable education to more than 65,000 students, the vast majorityof whom are sons and daughters of the Commonwealth. We conduct more than $489 million in research thatleads to groundbreaking discoveries and spins-off companies that create jobs and fuel economic growth. And,our graduates remain in Massachusetts, entering the workforce in critical fields such as nursing, primary caremedicine, computer science, the life sciences and teaching.Like every institution and household, UMass faced financial challenges in Fiscal Year 2010. As we navigatethrough the current environment, the Trustees, Chancellors and I are committed to managing Universityresources wisely and strategically.This report documents the continued progress of the UMass system and the individual campuses andcompares the University’s performance with like institutions across the country on a range of indicatorsrelated to Academic Quality, Student Success and Satisfaction, Access and Affordability, Service to theCommonwealth, and Financial Health. In keeping with the University’s continuing commitment to accessand diversity, research and development, and international relations, several new indicators have recentlybeen added to the report in these areas.We hope the report illustrates our unwavering commitment to accountability, assessment, and improvement.Major highlights of the report include:
UMass continues to be accessible and affordable.
UMass tuition and fees average 13% of statewide median family income, a percent much lower than thatfor the state’s private universities (42%) and other New England public universities (16%). UMass spendsapproximately $103.6 million of its own resources on financial aid, meeting 93 percent of Massachusettsstudents’ estimated financial need.
Since 2003, total institutional financial aid has increased by $68million or 191 percent.
UMass serves citizens of the Commonwealth.
Over four-fifths (84%) of UMass undergraduates are Massachusetts residents, compared with a quarter(26%) at private universities in the state.
UMass’ research capacity continues to grow.
In FY 2009, the system expended $489.1Million in sponsored research, an increase of 12.4% over FY2008. Furthermore, in 2009, the five campuses awarded a total of 436 doctoral degrees across variousdisciplines.