• 330,000+ UMass alumni live and work in Massachusetts
  • 3rd largest employer in the state

An Economic Engine

As a public research university, UMass has a dynamic relationship with the innovation economy of Massachusetts. With more than 330,000 graduates living and working in the state, UMass is the largest producer of the highly skilled workers that lead and fuel the state’s economy. In fact, UMass educates nearly three times as many Massachusetts residents as the top eight Massachusetts private universities combined, graduating nearly 20,000 students in 2023.

Economic Impact Report

Economic Contribution Analysis for the University of Massachusetts

The scope of the operations on our five nationally ranked research universities has a profound impact on the Massachusetts economy overall and every region of the Commonwealth.” Marty Meehan UMass President