Fall 2014 New Student Enrollment Overview

By Entry Level
First-Time Freshmen – 88%
Transfer Students – 12%

By Region
Massachusetts – 48%
Other New England – 28%
Outside New England – 24%

By Gender
Female – 70%
Male – 26%
Undisclosed – 4%

By Ethnicity
African American – 3%
Native American – 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander – 3%
Hispanic/Latino – 8%
Two or More Races – 3%
White – 49%
Not Reported – 34%

Pell Grant Recipients
All Undergraduate Students Fall 2014 – 37.78%

Retention & Graduation Rates for First-Time Freshmen
Per Federal standards, statistics for retention and graduation are tracked only for first-time freshmen. Graduation rates are tracked in 6 year increments, allowing for students to complete their studies within 1.5 times of program length.

According to the data from the National Center for Education Statistics:

  • The National Average for First-to-Second Year Retention was 73%
  • The National Average for 6-Year Graduation was 59%

First-to-Second Year Retention for First Time Freshman:

  • Entry Fall 2006 – 77%
  • Entry Fall 2007 – 78%
  • Entry Fall 2008 – 75%
  • Entry Fall 2009 – 68%
  • Entry Fall 2010 – 79%
  • Entry Fall 2011 – 68%
  • Entry Fall 2012 – 70%
  • Entry Fall 2013 – 77%

6-Year Graduation Average for First Time Freshman:

  • Entry Fall 2006 – 54%
  • Entry Fall 2007 – 60%
  • Entry Fall 2008 – 53%
  • Entry Fall 2009 – 50%

Student Debt Load

The following are the debt load numbers for Montserrat students who graduated in May 2013.

2013 Graduates
National Average
Montserrat Average
Federal Loan Debt
$26,000
$25,521
Alternative Loan Debt
$19,000
$25,378
% of Students with Federal Loan Debt
56%
90%
% of Students with Alternative Loan Debt
22%
33%

National averages are based on a study of Recent College Graduates Report by Fidelity Investments, 2013.