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UMass Dartmouth sees improvement in program rankings in latest U.S. News & World Report



Dartmouth, MA – September 12, 2022 – U.S. News & World Report announced their 2023 College Rankings, which showcased UMass Dartmouth’s continued excellence nationally and rankings growth in key programs.

The University was once again a leader in the Top Performers on Social Mobility, ranking 69 in the nation and 2 in Massachusetts. Top Performers on Social Mobility ranks institutions more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of low-income students awarded Pell Grants.

For the seventh straight year, UMass Dartmouth achieved National University status, a designation reserved for universities offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs and a commitment to producing groundbreaking research. The University ranked 118 out of the 227 national public universities based on various metrics, including graduation rates, academic reputation, job outcomes, and faculty resources.

“UMass Dartmouth remains an outstanding institution in national rankings, especially for our ability to make a difference in the social mobility of our students,” said Chancellor Mark A. Fuller. “As our momentum continues, our academic programs and faculty prominence are increasingly recognized for their impacts inside and outside the classroom.”

In addition to the University’s overall acclaim, UMass Dartmouth’s academic programs climbed in the 2023 rankings. The Charlton College of Business ranked 144 in the country for Top Business Programs, up from 195 in 2020. The College of Engineering climbed ten spots to 137 in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. The College of Nursing & Health Sciences moved up three spots to 93 in the Undergraduate Nursing Program.

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