Dartmouth, MA – U.S. News & World Report released their 2024 College Rankings, and UMass Dartmouth continued its yearslong upward trajectory in the national rankings. The university moved up 24 spots to rank 209 out of 436 National Universities in the Overall Ranking, making it the thirteenth highest-ranked school among all higher education institutions in Massachusetts and the seventh highest-ranked public university in New England.
In addition, the university ranked 78 out of 434 National Universities among the Top Performers on Social Mobility. UMassD is the second highest-ranked university among public universities in New England in this important metric that measures how well schools do at graduating economically disadvantaged students.
“I’m very encouraged by UMass Dartmouth’s continued rise in the U.S. News & World Report rankings,” said Chancellor Mark A. Fuller. “These rankings reflect the momentum we are feeling here on campus, as UMass Dartmouth is increasingly becoming a destination of choice. This Fall, we welcomed the largest undergraduate incoming class since 2015, saw the first increase in number of returning undergraduate students in almost a decade, and enrolled a record-breaking number of new graduate students. The U.S. News rankings and our remarkable growth reinforce our growing national reputation while remaining committed to providing exceptional and equitable educational opportunities.”
Several programs also saw individual programs increase their standing in the annual rankings.
The College of Nursing & Health Sciences nursing program climbed 41 spots to #52 out of 656 programs nationwide. The undergraduate nursing program is the fifth highest-ranked among all universities in Massachusetts and sixth among all universities in New England. The Charlton College of Business moved up nine spots to #135 out of 522 programs on the top Undergraduate Business Programs ranking list. This spot placed the program as the ninth highest-ranked undergraduate business program among all universities in Massachusetts and marks a 60-spot rise since 2020.
UMass Dartmouth was the third highest-ranked university in Massachusetts and ranked 147 nationally on the Best Colleges for Veterans list.