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UMass Dartmouth is ranked as a national university: #227 among national universities overall ranking.

- U.S. News & World Report

UMass Dartmouth is classified as a doctoral university: high research activity

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Charlton College of Business is ranked #166 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs

- U.S. News & World Report

CVPA's Illustration Program ranked #2 in Massachusetts by Animation Career Review based on academic reputation, value, and geographic location.

Ranked #59 nationwide and #2 in Massachusetts for social mobility

- U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #3 for best online colleges in Massachusetts

- College Choice, Affordable Colleges Online

UMass Dartmouth was a finalist for the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Economic Opportunity.

President's Higher Education Honor Roll Economic Opportunity (2015)

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

- Payscale

Ranked 203 out of 1,458 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 Schools

The UMass system ranks 201-250 of the world's universities

- Times Higher Education

Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential Alumni who received only a Bachelor’s degree ranked 419 out of 1,566

- PayScale

Ranked #22 in the nation for best online bachelor's degree in accounting.

The Best Schools


Ranked #23 as a best value Massachusetts college

- Payscale

Ranked #10 nationally for the Online MS in Healthcare Management offered by Charlton College of Business

- College Choice

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

- Payscale

Charlton College of Business is ranked #29 in "Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans"

- U.S. News & World Report

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

- College Choice

Charlton College of Business ranked #30 in "Best Online Bachelor's in Business Program"

- U.S. News & World Report

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

Charlton College of Business's Online MBA program ranked #42 

- U.S. News & World Report

Charlton College of Business Online graduate programs (excluding MBA) ranked #67 in "Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA)"

- U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #175 of nationally ranked U.S. universities for service

- Washington Monthly

Ranked #112 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

Ranked as a Best Undergraduate Engineering Program

-U.S. News & World Report

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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