Facts & Figures
Breaking New Ground
The University of Massachusetts Boston serves the most diverse student population in New England, and we are currently expanding and changing in exciting new ways.
In fall 2017, UMass Boston had 16,415 students.
In fall 2017, we welcomed a record 1,881 freshmen and 1,544 transfer students.
In 2017, 4,075 students graduated from UMass Boston.
In fall 2017, international students from 106 countries enrolled at UMass Boston.
Source: Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning
Our 220,000–square-foot Integrated Sciences Complex is home to innovative research.
University Hall features innovative instructional spaces and specialized art studios.
The School for the Environment, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, and the Honors College build on longstanding UMass Boston values.
In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Massachusetts Boston in the first tier of national universities for the second year in a row. The Princeton Review named UMass Boston as one of its "Best in the Northeast" colleges. The Princeton Review named UMass Boston's College of Management one of the Best Business Schools.
TopMBA ranked UMass Boston's MBA program No. 41 in North America.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is the ninth-largest nursing school in the country.
Pioneering PhD Programs
In keeping with UMass Boston's environmental consciousness, we launched the nation's first Green Chemistry PhD program in 2004.
Our Gerontology PhD program has produced more gerontology PhDs than any university in the world.
Research and Innovation
Among our prestigious research partners are the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, IBM, Sanofi and Genzyme, New England Aquarium, and the Boston Public Schools.
UMass Boston’s Venture Development Center has helped launch 35 cutting-edge technology and life sciences startup enterprises.
Research funding for fiscal 2017 was $57.1 million.
Institutes and Centers
The more than 50 interdisciplinary research institutes and centers at UMass Boston bring faculty and students together to pursue research, teaching, and service on diverse topics.
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on the UMass Boston campus offers students new educational opportunities and experiences.
The Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy provides a means for undergraduate and graduate students to become the next generation of well-trained biomedical workforce talent and the future leaders of life sciences research in academia and industry.
The Future of UMass Boston
UMass Boston is moving forward with a 25-year master plan that will create an environmentally sustainable and pedestrian-friendly campus. With new buildings and scenic walkways creating a greener, more inviting campus, and with growing academic and research capabilities, UMass Boston will continue to break new ground as Boston’s public research university.
About UMass Boston
The University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city’s history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future. Recognized for innovative research, metropolitan Boston’s public research university offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 213 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, offered through its 11 colleges and graduate schools, serve nearly 17,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service.