AMHERST, Mass. – Undergraduate programs in the Isenberg School of Management and the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst advanced in the latest national rankings released Sept. 10 by U.S. News & World Report.
Tied for 44th place in the country among undergraduate business programs, the Isenberg School moved up one spot from last year. Among public institutions, Isenberg is tied for 26th nationally with 17 other schools, but is No. 1 in the Northeast, which includes New England, New York and New Jersey.
Using surveys of business school deans and senior faculty, U.S. News ranks undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Two years of data are used to calculate the peer assessment score.
UMass Amherst’s College of Engineering is ranked 59th nationally with seven other schools among programs whose highest engineering degree in a doctorate. Last year, the program was ranked 61st. Among publics, UMass Amherst is tied for 33rd place for undergraduate engineering programs.
The rankings are also based on two years of data obtained through surveys of engineering deans and senior faculty at accredited programs.
The rankings, which are included in the Best Colleges 2019 guide published by U.S. News, also place UMass Amherst 79th on its list of Best Value Schools, a measure of academic quality and cost.
UMass Amherst is also tied with four universities for 37th for Best Schools for Veterans among National Universities, says the guide. Schools in the ranking must be certified for the GI Bill; participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program or be a public school that charges in-state tuition to out-of-state veterans, and have enrolled a minimum of 20 veterans and active service members during the 2017-18 academic year.