UMass Amherst Moves Up to No. 24 Among Public Universities in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Monday, September 9, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has climbed into the Top 25 of the nation’s premier public universities, coming in at No. 24 among the approximately 130 public institutions ranked in the Best Colleges 2020 guide published by U.S. News & World Report.

The Commonwealth’s flagship campus moved up two slots this year as a top ranking college. With student success, graduation rates, and other key metrics on the rise, the university continued its ascent as one of the fastest-rising, top-tier public-research universities in the country, advancing from No. 52 in 2010 to No. 24 in 2020. A destination of choice, UMass Amherst this fall welcomed its largest entering class in history.

“UMass Amherst’s rise to national prominence reflects our commitment to excellence and innovative thinking,” said Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. “We are dedicated to serving the people of Massachusetts, by providing a public university that produces revolutionary ideas and impact on par with the best universities in the nation and the world. As the largest producer of undergraduate STEM degrees in the Commonwealth, the flagship campus plays a vital role in filling the talent pipeline that drives the Massachusetts knowledge economy. We are preparing the scientists, leaders and innovators who will advance solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges and will help to maintain Massachusetts’ competitive edge.”  Read more...

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