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Welcome to the University of Massachusetts!

More than a century and a half ago, the people of Massachusetts created an academic institution and assigned it the special mission of guiding the Commonwealth's social, educational and economic future.

Robert L. Caret, President, University of MassachusettsToday, that institution, the University of Massachusetts, is delivering on its mission on a scale that would have been unimaginable to its founders.

Across its five campuses, UMass educates more than 70,000 students and graduates more than 16,000 students each year. The University's graduates are leaders in every sector of society, some are world-renowned and all make significant contributions to Massachusetts and the world. Nearly 270,000 UMass graduates live and work in the Commonwealth.

The University of Massachusetts makes its presence felt in a variety of ways, conducting $600 million in annual research, via its status as national leader in the area of bringing faculty discoveries to the marketplace and as an economic engine for Massachusetts -- with a statewide annual economic impact in excess of $6 billion.

It has been said that public colleges and universities are one of our nation's greatest social inventions, and this is a perspective that I fully embrace. Guided by that view, I have been honored to spend my career in public higher education, where my experience has only served to strengthen my belief in the importance and nobility of our public mission.

I am thus delighted to welcome you to the University of Massachusetts President's Office website and appreciate your interest in our University. I hope that we can assist you in every way possible as we continue to advance our mission of service to the Commonwealth, the nation and the world.

Robert L. Caret, President

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