The University

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.
A record 17,030 students at UMass Boston in fall 2015
We set a new enrollment record in 2015 (17,030 students).

In fall 2015, we welcomed the largest freshman class in our history (1,680 students).

A record 4,144 students graduated from UMass Boston this spring.

UMass Boston students come from 149 countries
UMass Boston students come from 149 countries.
Source: Office of Institutional Research and Policy Studies

Our new 220,000–square-foot Integrated Sciences Complex is now open for research.

University Hall, featuring innovative instructional spaces and specialized art studios, will be open for classes in spring 2016.

UMass Boston opened 3 new schoolsThe School for the Environment, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, and the Honors College build on longstanding UMass Boston values.
Academic Recognition
UMass Boston's College of Management highly ranked in the Princeton review The Princeton Review has named UMass Boston as one of its "Best in the Northeast" colleges. 
TOPMBA ranks UMass Boston in the top 50 TopMBA ranked UMass Boston's MBA program No. 41 in North America.

UMass Boston top graduate programs
Four UMass Boston graduate programs ranked in the top 100 in U.S. News and World Report listings: nursing (No. 50), rehabilitation counseling (No. 56), clinical psychology (No. 70), and public affairs (No. 87).

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is the ninth-largest nursing school in the country.
Pioneering PhD Programs
UMass Boston has a green chemistry PhD
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.

Venture Development Center launches start ups at UMass Boston
UMass Boston’s Venture Development Center has helped launch 35 cutting-edge technology and life sciences startup enterprises.

Research funding for fiscal 2015 hit a record $63.2 million.
Institutes and Centers
Research Institutes
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.

EMK Institute opened March 2015
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate opened on the UMass Boston campus in March 2015, offering students new educational opportunities and experiences.

The Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy will provide 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.
future view of UMass Boston campus with green spaces and walkways
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 204 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, offered through its 11 colleges and graduate schools, serve more than 17,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service.