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Points of Distinction

University

Faculty

  • 1 MacDowell Colony Fellow, in recognition of artistic excellence
  • 3 CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation

College of Arts & Sciences

Charlton College of Business

College of Engineering

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

  • Top 8% of U.S. Undergraduate Nursing Programs - U.S. News & World Report
  • $67.5K Median salary of CNHS bachelor of science graduates (Class of 2023)
  • $96K Median salary of CNHS alumni with a graduate degree (Class of 2022)
  • #43 National rank for online RN to BS by College Choice
  • 100% MLS graduates employed or enrolled in futher education 6 months after graduation
  • Top 50 Best Value Nursing PhD Programs - Value Colleges

College of Visual & Performing Arts

  • 100% of art education majors were employed full-time within six months of graduation - Class of 2022 NACE survey
  • 91.0% of CVPA graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate studies within six months of graduation - Class of 2022 NACE survey
  • 100% of interior architecture & design majors were employed full-time within six months of graduation - Class of 2022 NACE survey
  • $52.2K CVPA undergraduate mean starting salary - Class of 2022 NACE survey
  • #7 Best Animation & Game Arts Program in Massachusetts - Animation Career Review
  • #3 Best Graphic Design Program in Massachusetts - Animation Career Review

UMass Law

  • 80% First-time MA bar passage rate (2023, MA Board of Bar Examiners)
  • 91% Employment rate for Class of 2022
  • #3 Most Graduates of Color among New England Law Schools (2021)
  • #3 Highest enrollment growth among U.S. law schools
  • #7 Highest employment in public service in the U.S. (Class of 2022)
  • #1 Lowest tuition of any ABA-accredited law school in MA
  • #1 Smallest class sizes of any ABA-accredited law school in Massachusetts
  • 15th Highest Percent of Female Tenured Faculty among 200 ABA-accredited law schools in the U.S.
  • #1 Best Path to Government Jobs in New England (2016-2021)
  • #4 in New England for Practical Legal Training
  • #2 in Massachusetts for Practical Legal Training

One of a kind, south of Boston

UMass Dartmouth offers unique opportunities in research and experiential learning

  • 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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