The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth retained its top ranking among New England "master's" public universities and colleges in this year's edition of U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges.
The University, listed in the "Best Universities -- Master's" category, is ranked number one in New England and 11th among all northern publics (including the New England states, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania). UMass was ranked 13th among northern publics last year.
Also, the College of Engineering has once again been ranked among the nation's "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs," tying for 36th in the nation with programs at Purdue University, Smith College, Northern Arizona University, and the Citadel.
"These rankings are evidence of the high quality of our faculty and our university's mission to provide accessible and excellent educational opportunities for the people of our region and Commonwealth," Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack said. "This high quality, focused on the economic and cultural needs of our community, is driving growth in our student population, research activity and service."