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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:
- Student enrollment in the five-campus UMass system is at an all-time high: topping 73,000 students in fall 2014. UMass graduates more than 16,000 students annually.
- 266,000 UMass graduates live in Massachusetts – there are almost 450,000 graduates of the University worldwide. Nearly 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. Twelve UMass faculty have been named to the list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2014.
- The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, considered the most rigorous and influential comparison of universities internationally, ranks the UMass system among the Top 100 universities in the world and as the No. 1 public university in New England.
- University of Massachusetts research and development expenditures reached nearly $600 million in Fiscal Year 2013. UMass ranks third in total R&D expenditures among all Massachusetts colleges and universities and fourth in New England. Life Sciences comprises more than half of all UMass R&D expenditures.
- UMass is one of two university systems nationwide to have all of its campuses represented in the Carnegie Foundation’s newly released 2015 Community Engagement Classification – considered the gold-standard system for measuring the service universities provide to their local communities.
- The University ranked among the top universities granted U.S. patents in 2013, placing 32nd in the world, with a total of 57 patents in fields ranging from chemistry to veterinary science to plastics engineering.
- UMass is a national leader in converting discoveries into innovative products that produce licensing revenue. UMass generated $35.5 million in licensing income in Fiscal Year 2013 and typically places in the Top 15 nationally for such revenue, according to annual Association of University Technology Managers surveys. Among Massachusetts colleges and universities, UMass is second only to MIT in licensing revenue.
- The University stimulates $6.1 billion in Massachusetts economic activity annually, according to a recent UMass Donahue Institute study.
- The UMass endowment stood at $757 million as of June 30, 2014, a growth rate of 14 percent over the previous year.
- Total funds raised in FY 2014 were just under $117 million, a 12 percent increase over the previous year. UMass added a record 21,360 new donors in 2013-2014.
- UMass opened its first system center, UMass at Springfield, in September 2014.