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.
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.
Source: Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning
Our new 220,000–square-foot Integrated Sciences Complex is now open for research.
University Hall, featuring innovative instructional spaces and specialized art studios, is open for classes.
The School for the Environment, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, and the Honors College build on longstanding UMass Boston values.
The Princeton Review has named UMass Boston as one of its "Best in the Northeast" colleges. The Princeton Review has named UMass Boston's College of Management one of the Best Business Schools and ranked it No. 8 on its Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students list.
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 2015 hit a record $63.2 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 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.
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.