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Polymer & Plastics Engineering at University of Massachusetts - Lowell

If you plan to study polymer and plastics engineering, take a look at what University of Massachusetts - Lowell has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UMass Lowell is located in Lowell, Massachusetts and approximately 18,150 students attend the school each year. In the 2019-2020 academic year, 50 students received a bachelor's degree in polymer engineering from UMass Lowell.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Polymer & Plastics Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

UMass Lowell Polymer & Plastics Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Polymer Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Polymer Engineering

UMass Lowell Polymer & Plastics Engineering Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the polymer engineering progam at UMass Lowell compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The polymer engineering major at UMass Lowell is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Polymer & Plastics Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
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Most Focused Polymer & Plastics Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools 2
Best Value Polymer & Plastics Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 3
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In 2020, 30 students received their master’s degree in polymer engineering from UMass Lowell. This makes it the #1 most popular school for polymer engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 9 students who received their doctoral degrees in polymer engineering, making the school the #5 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Polymer Engineering Graduates from UMass Lowell Make?

The median salary of polymer engineering students who receive their bachelor's degree at UMass Lowell is $64,328. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $65,100 for all polymer engineering students.

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Polymer Engineering Student Demographics at UMass Lowell

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the polymer engineering majors at University of Massachusetts - Lowell.

UMass Lowell Polymer & Plastics Engineering Bachelor’s Program

14% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, 50 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in polymer engineering from UMass Lowell. About 86% were men and 14% were women.

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About 76% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in polymer engineering at UMass Lowell are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its polymer engineering bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Massachusetts - Lowell with a bachelor's in polymer engineering.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 38
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UMass Lowell Polymer & Plastics Engineering Master’s Program

42% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 26 students earned a master's degree in polymer engineering from UMass Lowell. About 42% of these graduates were women and the other 58% were men.

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Of the students who received a polymer engineering master's degree from UMass Lowell, 58% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level. In the polymer engineering master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 19% of degree recipients. That is 3% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Massachusetts - Lowell with a master's in polymer engineering.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 15
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UMass Lowell also has a doctoral program available in polymer engineering. In 2020, 5 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Polymer Engineering Grads May Go Into

A degree in polymer engineering can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MA, the home state for University of Massachusetts - Lowell.

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
Architectural and Engineering Managers 8,190 $156,250
Engineering Professors 1,880 $135,140
Materials Engineers 600 $95,640

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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