Many schools in the New England region are renowned for their academic performance and their impact on students’ lives. One standout is NEC member UMass Dartmouth, which was just ranked number 25 for the second year in a row by Washington Monthly in the category of masters universities. The list has been generated for eight years and ranks universities, colleges, and schools from a pool of thousands of qualifying institutions. UMass Dartmouth is being recognized for the impact it has on its students and the subsequent impact they have on the community.
Institutions of higher education promote social mobility, encourage research and innovation, and meet the workforce needs of society. UMass Dartmouth offers students the opportunity to receive an affordable and quality education, while also creating an environment where students are encouraged to engage in community service. In fact, UMass Dartmouth ranks sixth in the nation in terms of community service performed by it’s student body. Last year, students clocked in almost 200,000 hours of service that provided an estimated $5 million to the community.“ This ranking is worth celebrating as it captures issues that are at the forefront of the national debate on the future of higher education, including the upward mobility of students, encouragement of students to give something back to their community, and production of cutting-edge research that benefits society,” UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman said in a statement.