DARTMOUTH — UMass Dartmouth has been ranked as number 59 in the country for social mobility.

The ranking comes from the 2022 U.S. News & World Report.

UMass Dartmouth jumped from 76th to 59th in the U.S. on the social mobility indicator, and remains #2 in Massachusetts and #3 in New England, according to a release from the school.

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Top performers on the social mobility rankings earn their spot by enrolling and graduating large proportions of low-income students awarded with Pell Grants.

UMass Dartmouth finished ahead of twenty-eight national universities in New England, including MIT, Harvard, and Brown University.

“It’s critically important for students and society that our country’s best public research universities continue to serve as engines of opportunity for talented young people of limited means," said UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Mark Fuller.

"As a first-generation college student myself, I’m especially proud that UMass Dartmouth is increasingly being recognized for our efforts to providing low-income students with great educational opportunities that launch them into high-demand careers and lifelong success."

UMass Dartmouth's Charlton College of Business also placed 166th in "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" among 514 accredited undergraduate business programs.

According to the release, that makes it the third highest-ranked undergraduate business program among public national universities in the state.

The campus' College of Engineering also earned distinction as a “Best Undergraduate Engineering Program” and the College of Nursing & Health Sciences ranked within the top 100 in the U.S. for “Undergraduate Nursing Programs."

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