UMass Dartmouth ranks high in U.S. schools for social mobility

Sep 16, 2021

The U.S. News & World Report 2022 College Rankings released this week place UMass Dartmouth in the top 100 schools nationwide for the upward social mobility of its students.

The social mobility ranking measures the size of the student population receiving Pell Grants and how well universities performed in graduating those individuals.

Among national universities, UMass Dartmouth was ranked #59 and #2 in Massachusetts.

The Dartmouth campus 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,”  Chancellor Mark  Fuller said.

The university’s Charlton College of Business also placed 166th in "Best Undergraduate Business Programs,” along with the campus' College of Engineering also earning the distinction as a “Best Undergraduate Engineering Program” and the College of Nursing & Health Sciences ranked within the top 100 in the U.S. for “Undergraduate Nursing Programs."