Welcome to the University of Massachusetts!
As the University of Massachusetts celebrates its 150th anniversary, it is clear that Massachusetts has built a public university system that is a source of great pride for its graduates and for the citizens of the Commonwealth. It is a university ranked among the very best in the world, as evidenced by its consistently strong standing in the Times of London's World Reputation Rankings.
The University of Massachusetts is a university with a tangible impact at the state, national and international levels. The university's annual academic research expenditures now reach $600 million and its annual economic impact in Massachusetts is nearly $5 billion.
Across all five campuses, UMass educates 70,000 students and graduates more than 15,000 students each year. The University's graduates are leaders in every sector of society, some are world-reknown and all make a significant contribution in Massachusetts and around the world. Nearly 270,000 UMass graduates live and work in Massachusetts.
Historically, public colleges and universities have fulfilled a special role within the academic and social fabric of the United States. Indeed, for nearly a century and a half, the University of Massachusetts has delivered on its mission of serving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through education, research and public service efforts. We have shaped our state's past and will guide its future.
I have been honored to spend my career in public higher education, and I believe in the importance and nobility of our public mission. For this reason, I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Massachusetts website and look forward to working together to bring our University and our Commonwealth to new levels of success.
Robert L. Caret, President
The President's Office
University of Massachusetts Presidents 1864-present