UMass Dartmouth achieved a National Tier 1 designation in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released today, jumping from its previous designation as a regional university.

The university is ranked #220 among national universities, along with UMass Boston, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of North Carolina-Greensboro and others.  UMass Dartmouth scored especially strong in its assessment by its peers and high school guidance counselors.

The UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business undergraduate programs earned a #150 ranking among the U.S. News’ “Best Business Programs”.  “The dedication of our faculty and staff to student success, combined with a constant desire to respond to the fast-changing business environment, has built a strong reputation for the Charlton College of Business,” said Dean Angappa Gunasekaran.

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The Charlton College of Business opened a new 20,000 square-foot facility this fall, complete with technology-enriched classrooms and student meeting spaces. A celebration of the new facility is scheduled for October 20.

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