Student Outcomes

A World-Class Education

With all four UMass undergraduate campuses rated in the top category of U.S. News & World Report, UMass students graduate with a highly marketable degree and the skills to achieve their goals.

As Massachusetts’ public research university, UMass connects its students directly with the opportunities provided by the state’s booming economy and innovation ecosystem. Through the support of engaged professors and experiential learning opportunities, UMass students are exceptionally positioned to pursue competitive internships, top graduate programs at UMass or other leading universities, and positions at some of the world’s top companies, especially those located in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts is home to one of the most innovative and energized economies in the country. Learn more about why so many students and young professionals have made Massachusetts their home.

The strength of the Massachusetts economy provides a wealth of opportunity for UMass students through internship, co-op, and employment opportunities, and helps explain why starting and mid-career salaries in Massachusetts are among the highest in the nation.

Massachusetts is home to a robust startup culture, full of a variety of e-commerce, application software and consumer tech companies, including Wayfair, Amazon, Rue La La, DraftKings, TripAdvisor and Kayak. Further tapping into the state’s entrepreneurial spirit, several notable startups were actually founded in Massachusetts, including LogMeIn, SimpliSafe, iRobot, Genzyme and Biogen.

Across a variety of industries, from robotics to film, the deep connections between UMass and Massachusetts companies allow its students to take advantage of the unique opportunities available in Massachusetts.

An Energized Alumni Base

With more than 500,000 alumni around the world, UMass students join a global community of accomplished professionals that provide a wealth of opportunity. More than 300,000 of those graduates live and work in Massachusetts, giving UMass students access to the largest professional network in Massachusetts.  

With opportunities available all over the country, the vast majority of UMass graduates choose to remain in Massachusetts after graduation, working and leading at some of the nation’s top companies, including Fortune 500 giants like General Electric, Dell EMC, Raytheon, Liberty Mutual, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and many others.

A Global Economy

Ranked as the best state in the nation in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report, Massachusetts is home to one of the nation’s strongest and most innovative economies.

Find a UMass Program

The University of Massachusetts has hundreds of degree programs at four world-class undergraduate/graduate campuses across the state and top-tier medical and law schools.

Affordability Calculator

Find out how affordable UMass is with our affordability calculator, which allows in-state students to estimate what a UMass education will cost.

Find a Campus

The University of Massachusetts has four unique undergraduate/graduate campuses located in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell. Use our Campus Finder tool to learn about the characteristics that make each campus an exciting place to live and learn.