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The University of Massachusetts is a five-campus public research university system renowned for academic quality and research excellence. UMass provides access to high-quality, affordable education that advances knowledge and improves the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation and the world.
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UMass System Points of Pride:
- UMass ranked 52nd in Thomson Reuters’ 2016 rating of the World’s Most Innovative Universities. The 100 universities ranked, according to Thomson Reuters, “are the most elite” and “most reliably produce original research, create useful technology, and have the greatest economic impact.”
- Student enrollment in the five-campus UMass system is at an all-time high: topping 73,000 students. In addition, UMass graduates more than 17,000 students annually.
- Nearly 280,000 UMass graduates live in Massachusetts, and there are more than 460,000 University alumni worldwide. About three-quarters of recent UMass graduates stay to live and work in Massachusetts – and 60 percent remain in the state long term.
- University of Massachusetts faculty include a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, members of the National Academy of Sciences, an American Book Award winner and Fulbright, Guggenheim, MacArthur and Mellon fellows. Eight UMass faculty members have been named to the list of the World’s Most Scientific Minds of 2015.
- UMass was ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the No. 1 public university in New England and one of the 25 best public universities in the nation.
- University of Massachusetts research and development expenditures reached more than $629 million in Fiscal Year 2015. UMass ranks third in total R&D expenditures among all Massachusetts colleges and universities and fourth in New England.
- UMass is one of two university systems nationwide to have all of its campuses recognized with the Carnegie Foundation’s 2015 Community Engagement Classification, which is considered the gold standard for measuring the service that universities provide to their local communities.
- The University was awarded a record 66 U.S. patents in Fiscal Year 2016 and ranked among the top universities granted U.S. patents in calendar year 2015, placing 24th in the nation, 30th in the world, and third in New England.
- UMass is a national leader in converting discoveries into innovative products that produce licensing revenue. UMass generated $34million in licensing income in Fiscal Year 2015 and typically places in the Top 15 nationally for such revenue, according to surveys from the Association of University Technology Managers. Among Massachusetts colleges and universities, UMass was second only to MIT in licensing revenue in Fiscal year 2014 and UMass ranked sixth among public universities nationally.
- The University stimulates $6.2 billion in Massachusetts economic activity annually, according to a 2016 UMass Donahue Institute study.