U.S. News & World Report: UMass Dartmouth ranked in top 100 universities nationally for student social mobility

University achieves National University status for fourth straight year

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U.S. News & World Report 2020 College Rankings released this week recognize UMass Dartmouth for the upward social mobility of its students and again rank the university as a National University. UMass Dartmouth, the only nationally ranked Massachusetts doctoral research university located south of Boston, first moved into the national category in the 2017 edition of the rankings.

Among national universities, UMass Dartmouth was ranked #84 nationwide and #3 in Massachusetts in the U.S. News & World Report social mobility rankings, which measures a school’s success at graduating students receiving federal Pell Grants compared to non-Pell Grant recipients. The university was tied in the rankings with the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Loyola University Chicago and DePaul University.

Overall, U.S. News ranked UMass Dartmouth #218 among national universities, making it the third highest ranked public university in Massachusetts, jumping ahead of UMass Boston. There are more than 3,000 degree-granting four-year institutions in the United States. The U.S. News National University designation is reserved for universities offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, and are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

The Charlton College of Business was ranked #195 out of 504 schools nationwide. The school was tied with Bryant University, UMass Lowell, Old Dominion University, and Morehouse College.

“These rankings are a credit to our dedicated faculty and staff, who strive every day to help our students achieve their aspirations, while fostering an atmosphere of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity,” Chancellor Robert E. Johnson said. “And this is a credit to our students, who come to campus with a desire to learn and contribute to their communities.”


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