2021 2021: UMass Dartmouth named a "2022 Best College” and a top performer in U.S. News & World Report student social mobility ranking
UMass Dartmouth named a "2022 Best College” and a top performer in U.S. News & World Report student social mobility ranking

University rose to #59 in the nation for launching low-income students into trajectories of success

Students on the quad

U.S. News & World Report recently announced their 2022 College Rankings that once again saw UMass Dartmouth named a "2022 Best College" and significantly jump up the ranks on national student social mobility. The University was ranked #59 in the nation, up from #76 in 2021, and remains #2 in Massachusetts and #3 in New England.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the Top Performers on Social Mobility ranks institutions that are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of low-income students awarded with Pell Grants. UMass Dartmouth finished ahead of twenty-eight national universities in New England, including MIT, Harvard, and Brown University.

“It’s critically important for students and society that our country’s best public research universities continue to serve as engines of opportunity for talented young people of limited means. As a first-generation college student myself, I’m especially proud that UMass Dartmouth is increasingly being recognized for our efforts to providing low-income students with great educational opportunities that launch them into high-demand careers and lifelong success,” said UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Mark A. Fuller.

UMass Dartmouth achieved National University status for the sixth straight year, a designation reserved for universities offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs and a commitment to producing groundbreaking research.

Many UMass Dartmouth programs also earned praise. The Charlton College of Business placed 166 in "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" among 514 undergraduate business programs accredited by AACSB International. This is the third highest-ranked undergraduate business program among public national universities in Massachusetts. The College of Engineering also earned distinction as a “Best Undergraduate Engineering Program” and the College of Nursing & Health Sciences ranked within the top 100 nationally for “Undergraduate Nursing Programs”.