World Class. Within Reach.
UMass Dartmouth, founded in 1895 as two schools dedicated to building the international textile trade, has evolved into a comprehensive research university that keeps its world class programs within financial, geographical and temporal reach of its students; prepares its students to compete in the global innovation economy; and strengthens the economic and cultural life of the region and Commonwealth.
The world class faculty of UMass Dartmouth has been trained at some of the world’s greatest universities and is the foundation of academic programs that are accredited by international and national organizations. Our faculty strives – in their teaching, research, and service activities – to develop their students into world class citizens. Our international student program, study abroad opportunities, and academic centers open doors to the surrounding community and the world.
UMass Dartmouth, as a public institution with a mission to break down the barriers to higher education, strives to remain within reach of qualified and aspiring learners by containing student costs and delivering academic programs at convenient times and locations, and online.