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Assumption University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Assumption University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Assumption University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Assumption University was awarded 26 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Assumption as #326 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Assumption also holds the #27 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Assumption?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Assumption University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 79%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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Assumption University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Assumption, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Assumption University is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Assumption University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Assumption University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Assumption for first-time, full-time students is 70%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  70 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Assumption

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,048 undergraduates at Assumption with 1,946 being full-time and 102 being part-time.

Assumption Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Assumption scored 59.41 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  59.41 out of 100
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How Much Does Assumption University Cost?

The overall average net price of Assumption is $29,660. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Assumption

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,500 $26,284 $27,516 $29,434 $31,925

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Assumption, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Assumption, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $9,173 a year. That adds up to $36,692 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Assumption is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Assumption Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Assumption make around $55,200 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Assumption students since it is 39% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Assumption University make the most money.

Location of Assumption University

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Assumption University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Assumption is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Assumption University

Contact details for Assumption are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609-1296
Phone: 508-767-7000

Assumption University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Assumption University. Of these students, 573 received undergraduate degrees and 134 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 89 $34,200
General English Literature 49 $30,500
Marketing 45 $38,700
General Psychology 43 $34,400
Business Administration & Management 35 $42,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 NA
Accounting 30 $45,300
General Biology 29 $33,900
Public Relations & Advertising 26 $43,200
Political Science & Government 20 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Assumption University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Assumption

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 272 students took at least one online class at Assumption University. This is an increase from the 267 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 272 161
2016-2017 267 174
2015-2016 294 152
2014-2015 168 94
2013-2014 197 113

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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