UMass Boston is ranked No. 247 on the 2019 Forbes Best Value Colleges ranking, up 50 spots from 2018.
To compile the fourth annual ranking of the 300 Best Value Colleges, Forbes looked at 645 four-year colleges and universities in all 50 states, scoring them on quality, net price, net debt, alumni earnings, timely graduation, and access for low-income students.
“We are very proud of the attention UMass Boston is receiving for excellent and affordable education,” said Interim Chancellor Katherine S. Newman. “We are an engine of upward mobility for our students, one that provides them with the tools to be thoughtful and reflective citizens. It is wonderful news that the rankings reflect our continued ascent in the annals of American higher education.”
Forbes says most students and their families are interested in value over prestige, and calls last week’s ranking “the definitive guide for those looking for an excellent return on one of the most important investments of their lives.”
UMass Boston made this particular Forbes list for the first time last year, when it was ranked No. 297. UMass Boston also appears on Forbes’s Top Colleges list. Forbes ranks UMass Boston No. 225 in research universities, No. 207 in public colleges, and No. 191 in the Northeast.
Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report listed five UMass Boston graduate programs among the top 100 in their respective categories, and UMass Boston was highlighted in four categories on U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Online Programs list: Best Online Graduate Programs for Veterans (No. 17), Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (No 49), Best Online Graduate Education Programs (No. 54), and Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) (No. 89).
The deadline for admitted undergraduates to pay their deposit and reserve their space is today, May 1.
About UMass Boston
The University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city’s history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future. Recognized for innovative research, metropolitan Boston’s public university offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 10 colleges and graduate schools serve more than 16,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service. To learn more, visit www.umb.edu.