Welcome from the Chancellor
Welcome to UMass Dartmouth, where we provide students with extraordinary opportunities to learn, pursue their passions, and prepare for great jobs and lives of impact and meaning.
As the only national research university on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts, we provide a top-tier education through 60 undergraduate majors, 42 graduate programs, and 13 doctoral programs. Our students learn from world-class faculty engaging in hands-on research and experiential learning. We celebrate progress in a scientific and values-driven culture by enabling our students the chance to envision and help create a better world.
At UMass Dartmouth, roughly half of our students are first-generation college students, just like I was. We provide an affordable pathway to highly respected academic programs that launch students into successful careers with great starting salaries and long-term career prospects. That’s why U.S. News and World Report Guide to Colleges ranked us #59 in the nation, #2 in Massachusetts, and #3 in New England for social mobility. Notably, 93% of undergraduate students report they are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Our research enterprise has seen dramatic growth in federal and other external research awards, as well as in national recognition for the impact of our work. Our faculty and student researchers focus on issues with local impacts and international acclaim. We are conducting pioneering research in the Blue Economy, cybersecurity, STEM education, and so much more.
This is an exciting time to join the UMass Dartmouth community. Our campus is transforming to meet the needs of today’s students. UMass Dartmouth received a historic $73M investment to modernize some of our most highly trafficked buildings and laboratory spaces. Our new first-year residence halls provide a supportive home-away-from-home and foster myriad engagement opportunities outside of the classroom. There are more than 170 student clubs and activities to choose from, our athletic programs are enjoying tremendous success, and we are expanding intramural and other wellness programs.
We are building tremendous momentum, and I know the best is yet to come. I am proud to lead this vibrant, student-centric institution as we make a difference in the academic, professional, and personal success of students, their families, and their communities.
Mark A. Fuller, PhD