UMass Dartmouth ranks high in social mobility

Sep 22, 2022

The U.S. News & World Report 2023 College Rankings released earlier this month place UMass Dartmouth in the top 100 schools nationwide for the upward social mobility of its students.

Among national universities, UMass Dartmouth was ranked #69 nationwide and #2 in Massachusetts in the report’s social mobility rankings, which measures a school’s success at graduating students receiving federal Pell Grants compared to non-Pell Grant recipients.

Overall, U.S. News ranked UMass Dartmouth #118 among national public universities 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," Chancellor Mark Fuller said. "As our momentum continues, our academic programs and faculty prominence are increasingly recognized for their impacts inside and outside the classroom."

UMass Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business was ranked #114 for top business programs, the College of Engineering climbed ten spots to 137 in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, and the College of Nursing & Health Sciences moved up three spots to 93 in the Undergraduate Nursing Program.