So far In 2018:
- UMass Boston was highlighted in three categories on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs list: Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (No 60), Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) (No. 70), and Best Online Education Programs (No. 88).
- 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 put UMass Boston on its "Best in the Northeast" list.
- The Princeton Review named UMass Boston's College of Management one of the Best Business Schools.
- SmartAsset.com found UMass Boston is the fifth best value in Massachusetts.
- TheBestSchools.org ranked UMass Boston's Master of Public Administration in Global Comparative Public Administration degree program No. 17 on its list of the 30 best online MBA programs and the online MBA with a specialization in marketing No. 22 on its list of the top 30 online master's programs in marketing.
- U.S. News & World Report listed six UMass Boston graduate programs among the top 100 in their respective categories.
- Great Value Colleges ranked UMass Boston No. 17 on its 50 Best Colleges for Adult Education list for 2017-2018.
- GeriatricNursing.com ranked UMass Boston No. 28 on its 50 Best Accelerated BSN Programs for 2017 list.
- Victory Media Inc. gave the University of Massachusetts Boston the distinction of being one of the silver recipients on the 2017 Military Friendly School® list.
- The Princeton Review put UMass Boston on its "Best in the Northeast" list and its "Green Colleges" list.
- UMass Boston was one of three institutions in Massachusetts that received INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
- UMass Boston was one of four institutions nationwide to earn the comprehensive 2016 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, given by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
- The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designated UMass Boston as an institution of "higher research activity." UMass Boston was one of only 107 U.S. universities to receive this classification.
- CEO Magazine ranked the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston as a Tier One business school in its 2016 Global MBA Rankings.
- Victory Media Inc. named UMass Boston a Military Friendly School®.
In 2015, The Princeton Review put UMass Boston on its lists of:
|Rehabilitation Counseling||No. 24||
Our program prepares students to work with individuals who face barriers to employment, such as
|Master of Nursing||No. 59||Our comprehensive approach to education uniquely positions us to meet very real health care needs of our city, state, and nation by educating knowledgeable providers of skilled nursing care, analyzing and creating health policy, and increasing the health of diverse urban populations. Our singularity has made us a model for programs nationwide.|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice||No. 62||The focus of the DNP degree program is on increasing the appropriate supply, diversity, and distribution of highly trained advanced practice nurses to meet emerging health care system needs.|
|Graduate Programs in Education||No. 74||The College of Education and Human Development generates knowledge, fosters engaged learning, promotes social justice, and empowers students, educators, other professionals, and community members through teaching, research, evaluation, and public service.|
|Master's Programs in Public Affairs||No. 77||Our MSPA prepares students for careers in public service and enhances the skills of those already employed in the public sector.|
|Doctor of Clinical Psychology||No. 87||Our graduates translate basic psychological knowledge into practical applications to meet the needs of children, adolescents and adults from diverse economic, racial, and socio-cultural groups.|
|MBA||No. 41||The MBA program at UMass Boston, ranked No. 41 in North America by TopMBA in the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report, combines a focused management curriculum and allows students to customize their experience by completing one or more of 14 specializations.|
The University of Massachusetts system was No. 141 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2015-2016 and No. 83 in life sciences.