Awarding more undergraduate STEM degrees than any other college or university in the Commonwealth, public or private.
STEM BS degrees awarded 2016–17
STEM graduates remaining in state*
*Estimated by applying UMass Amherst percent of degree recipients remaining in state five years later, by residency, to IPEDS degree and residency data for other institutions.
Educating more students from Massachusetts than the eight top-ranked private national universities in Massachusetts combined.
U.S. News & World Report’s top eight private universities in the state—combined—enroll fewer Massachusetts high school graduates than UMass Amherst alone. And since 1986, the number of Massachusetts residents they serve has fallen by 70 percent.
First-year undergraduate enrollment of Massachusetts students at top eight private universities in Massachusetts vs. UMass Amherst 2016*
*Most recent data available
First-year undergraduate enrollment of Massachusetts students at top eight private universities in Massachusetts (combined)
Aligned with the Commonwealth’s innovation strategy
A powerhouse research enterprise
Since 2005, research awards to UMass Amherst have increased 40 percent and total research and development expenditures have climbed to more than $210 million in FY2017.
Research and Development Expenditures
Massachusetts universities: technology licenses and options executed 2016
Ranked third among Massachusetts universities in reported technology licenses and options executed—UMass Amherst R&D is steadily increasing its contributions to the Innovation Economy.
Source: Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
- Raytheon Company
- State Street Bank & Trust Company
- Fidelity Investments
- Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
- Dell EMC Corporation
- IBM Corporation
- Baystate Health, Inc.
- Wayfair, Llc
- Partners Healthcare System Inc.
- Ernst & Young