UMass Dartmouth climbs in national student social mobility ranking by U.S. News & World Report

University sees continued excellence in prestigious rankings

Today, U.S. News & World Report announced their 2021 College Rankings, and UMass Dartmouth again ranked high for its impact on the upward social mobility of its students. UMass Dartmouth, the only nationally ranked Massachusetts doctoral research university located south of Boston, ranked #76 nationwide and #2 in Massachusetts on the social mobility ranking list.

Moving up twelve spots from its 2020 ranking, UMass Dartmouth ranked #3 among the thirty-one national universities in New England. This ranking measures a school’s success at graduating students that receive federal Pell Grants compared to non-Pell Grant recipients. The university was tied in the national rankings with the University of Arizona and UC-Berkeley.

Achieving National University status for the fifth straight year, UMass Dartmouth ranked #217 among national universities, making it the third highest-ranked public university in Massachusetts. 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.

“These rankings are a perfect example of the hard work of the faculty and staff at UMass Dartmouth and their commitment to student learning and success,” said Acting Chancellor Mark Preble. “These rankings also represent the ambitious drive of our students who use our University as the foundation for their future.”



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