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U.S News: UMass Boston Ranked Top Tier National University, Leader in Supporting Student Success

09/19/2023| Crystal Valencia

UMass Boston has been ranked in the top tier of national universities and recognized as a leader in supporting the upward social mobility of its students, according to a report released today by U.S. News and World Report.

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The school’s undergraduate nursing program was also ranked among the best in the country, coming in strongly at No. 31. 

Citing positive marks on class sizes, faculty expertise, and graduation rates, UMass Boston tied with several other schools for No. 216 in the 2024 Best National University Rankings, and No. 116 overall among national public universities. 

 The university ranked No. 47 among national universities — and No. 1 in New England — for social mobility.

“These most recent rankings continue to affirm UMass Boston as the world-class academic institution that we know it is,” said Chancellor Marcelo Suárez Orozco. “They reflect the excellence of our faculty and of our academic programs, and the impressive accomplishments and resolute work of our students, our staff, and the entire university community.” 

U.S. News also ranked UMass Boston’s undergraduate psychology program No. 98 in the nation, and its engineering program and computer science program at No. 58 and No. 192, respectively. 

The university’s undergraduate business program was ranked No. 159.

With their national rankings, the undergraduate programs join the 12 top-tier graduate programs that were recognized by U.S. News earlier this year.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings, conducted annually, are based on statistics and expert opinions that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. All of the rankings assess both the preparedness of a school's incoming students and the career or academic outcomes of a school's graduates.