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UMass Dartmouth is ranked as a national university: #218 among national universities & the 3rd highest-ranked public university in Massachusetts

- U.S. News & World Report

UMass Dartmouth is classified as a doctoral university: higher research activity (R2) 

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Charlton College of Business is listed among the best business programs for nationally-ranked universities

- U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #84 nationwide and #3 in Massachusetts for social mobility

- U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #105 among top public universities nationwide

- U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #3 for best online colleges in Massachusetts

- College Choice, Affordable Colleges Online

In the top 3% on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll: one of 20 finalists for community service

- President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Ranked #4 as a best value Massachusetts college for in-state students

- Payscale

Top 15% for social mobility: the extent to which a university educates economically disadvantaged students at lower tuition, so they can graduate and obtain good paying jobs

- Social Mobility Index

Ranked #5 in best colleges for criminology

- Grad Reports: Best Colleges

Ranked #6 for most affordable master’s degrees in marketing

- Affordable Schools

Online bachelor's programs are ranked in the top third of nationwide programs.

- U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #7 as a best "hidden gem" public university for learning outcomes & student opportunities.

- College Gazette

Ranked #15 for best online master's programs in public policy nationwide.

- Best Colleges

Ranked in the top 15 schools nationwide for master's degrees in physics among institutions granting the MS.

- American Physical Society

Ranked in the top 17 for U.S. colleges and universities with textile design programs

The Art Career Project

UMassD alumni with a bachelor's degree are ranked in the top 27% of colleges and universities for average salary

- PayScale

The UMass system ranks in the top 20% of the world's universities

- Times Higher Education

Ranked #20 in the nation for best online bachelor's degree in accounting.

- College Choice

Ranked #23 as a best value Massachusetts college

- Payscale

Ranked #26 nationally for the MS in Healthcare Management offered by Charlton College of Business

- Master's Program Guide

Ranked #29 as a best value Massachusetts college for out-of-state students

- Payscale

Ranked #30 for best online master's programs in computer science

- College Choice

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers one of the top 50 best value PhD nursing programs

 - Value Colleges

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences is listed among the "Best Graduate Schools" in the U.S., #115 of 1,000

- U.S. News & World Report

Online MBA program was ranked #101 nationwide

- U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #117 of nationally ranked U.S. universities for service

- Washington Monthly

Ranked #121 for top public schools among nationally-ranked universities.

- U.S. News & World Report



Community Engagement Classification for commitment to service

- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

UMassD students donate more than 260,000 hours of service each year at a value of $5.4 million to the community

- Leduc Center for Civic Engagement

Leading By Example State Higher Education Award for commitment to clean energy and environmental practices

- Massachusetts Energy & Environmental Affairs

One of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.

- The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges

Designated a Military Friendly School ® with leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience

- Military Friendly

UMass Law recognized as one of the Best Schools for Practical Training for legal education

- The National Jurist/preLaw

UMass Law named a Best Bargain Law School for Latina/o students

- Lawyers of Color

The Claire T. Carney Library has been recognized for excellence in architectural design and library planning by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association/Library Leadership and Management Association (ALA/LLAMA)

New Bedford, home of UMassD's visual arts campus, is regularly listed among "best cities for young artists," "cities for creatives," and "most artistic cities"


Faculty excellence

14 faculty members have been named Fulbright Scholars since 2009

3 faculty members were selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation

1 MacDowell Colony Fellow, in recognition of artistic excellence


One of a kind, south of Boston

UMass Dartmouth offers unique opportunities in research and experiential learning

UMass Dartmouth is a Carnegie-designated national doctoral research university, strengthening the regional and statewide innovation ecosystem

- Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

400-MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facillity funded by a National Science Foundation grant

Dual-source single-crystal x-ray diffractometer that benefits the research activities of seven institutions in southeastern New England

The Pennington SimLab offers a multi-functional learning environment for student nurses, with equipment to practice advanced nursing skills


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