Blog: July 2015

Can Student Debt Be Eliminated?

Is a debt-free college education possible? If a group of United States legislators have their say, then student loans could be a thing of the past. A rally took place on Capitol Hill last month featuring Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, among others, who said making a college education attainable for everyone would give equal opportunities to all Americans and would grow the middle class.

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UMass Online Program Spotlight: Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

This week we are focusing on the area of criminal justice and wanted to highlight one of our online programs in the field – Master of Arts in Criminal Justice.

The Truth About Online Education

Online education has evolved over the last few years. The idea of taking classes solely through your computer without the physical interaction of professors or other students has only taken hold in the mainstream for about a decade, so it’s not surprising that there are still many misconceptions about this growing type of education. Here are a few of these myths (along with a dose of reality to debunk each of them):

Welcome, President Meehan!

We are extremely excited to welcome Martin J. Meehan, our new president, to the University of Massachusetts family! His official presidency began the 1st of this month when he led a roundtable discussion with students at UMass Boston and said that he plans on turning UMass “into the best public university system in the nation.”

Fall '15 Course Registration

Fall course registration opened officially on July 1st and we are excited for students, both new and old, to sign up for the expansive array of classes being offered this coming semester!

Regional vs. National Accreditation

Choosing the right university can be challenging and stressful. We are here to help!

There are many different aspects to consider. One major factor to think about is - accreditation. There are two types of accreditation: regional and national. While one is not necessarily “better” than the other, it is important to know the difference between the two.

UMass Online Course Spotlight: Personal Finance

For over 30 years, one of my passions has been personal financial planning. When I first came out of graduate school – way back in the early 1980s, I was fortunate to land a job as a planner at E.F. Hutton and Company, a Wall Street based investment banking and brokerage firm known for its advertising tagline: “When E.F.

UMass Pride

Here at the University of Massachusetts, we have a strong sense of community and pride. Our ability to provide a high-quality yet affordable education places us ahead of other universities. In fact, we are proud to say that The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which ranks universities internationally, has placed us among the Top 100 universities in the world and as the No. 1 public university in New England!

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