2019 UMass Dartmouth I M PA C T R E P O RT
260,000 Number of community service hours by students in one year
82% of Class of 2018
took at least one class
Annual value of student community service
undergrads that included a related project
$466,00 1 and only Tier 1 National Research University in Massachusetts south of Boston
$27M research enterprise focused on issues critical to regional health and prosperity
of UMass Law students passed the July 2018 MA Bar exam.
of College of Nursing 2018 graduates passed the nursing licensure exam.
Federal R&D dollars brought to region
Based on goods and servic
3,600 jobs created
1,400 UMassD jobs 2,255 Non-UMassD jobs
ces purchased, wages, etc.
2K & 100K UMass Law’s Justice Bridge program, which connects newly minted attorneys with seasoned lawyers, provided legal services to more than 2,000 individuals of modest means.
Attracting national figures to the region From astronaut Scott Tingle ’87 (above) to Parkland school shooting survivors David Hogg and Jaclyn Corin to Mitch Albom, UMass Dartmouth brings thoughtful and engaging speakers to the SouthCoast.
Empowering educated and engaged citizens With our faculty-designed Educated and Engaged Citizen curriculum as a cornerstone, UMass Dartmouth is re-engineering co-curricular programs to equip every student with the agile mindset necessary to compete and thrive in a rapidly changing, hyper-connected world.
Focusing research energy on community needs Interdisciplinary research initiatives focused on university strengths– marine and environmental science, homeland security, and community engagement are connecting faculty from different fields to address regional, statewide, and national challenges.
Building a Blue Economy Fueled by a $600,000 federal EDA grant and matching funds from the Commonwealth and private donors, UMass Dartmouth and the SouthCoast Development Partnership are leading efforts to organize, develop and market a Blue Corridor across the SouthCoast.
Leveraging university facility upgrades UMass Law students have delivered more than 100,000 hours of pro bono legal assistance and community service.
The university’s $134 million housing and dining complex, now under construction, is designed to transform the student living and learning experience when it opens in fall 2020. The project will also create 150 construction jobs and 400,000 people hours of work. The university is also planning a $50 million renovation of its Science and Engineering Building.
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The Portuguese-American experience Via the Department of Portuguese, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, and Tagus Press, UMass Dartmouth has established national and international stature in the study and sharing of the Portuguese-American experience.
Talent attraction, development & retention 8,513 STUDENTS SouthCoast 31%
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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship The name says it all, as it incubates marine tech and life science companies, supports small business with prototyping labs, and builds the region’s innovation ecosystem.
SE Mass/Cape Cod 53% Massachusetts 85%
52,824 ALUMNI SouthCoast 30%
College of Visual and Performing Arts
SE Mass/Cape Cod 48%
This creative economy catalyst, brings students, faculty and visitors to downtown New Bedford daily.
School for Marine Science and Technology This two-facility center of excellence, co-located with the state Division of Marine Fisheries, focuses on sustainable fisheries, ocean modeling, coastal preservation, and offshore wind.
Leduc Center for Civic Engagement
From 14 America Reads/Counts sites in Fall River and New Bedford that deliver 30,000 hours of tutoring to the annual on-campus youth engagement summit, UMassD has earned a place on the Higher Education National Honor Roll for community service.
Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education The Center has attracted faculty dedicated to revolutionizing the teaching of STEM, especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Center for Marketing Research
The Center has provided nearly 300 businesses and non-profits with marketing research services while providing students with hands-on marketing experience.
Public Policy Center The Center provides interdisciplinary public policy research that seeks to inform evidence-based policymaking at the state, regional, and local level through collaborative engagements.
SouthCoast 61% SE Mass/Cape Cod 73% Massachusetts 82%
Learn about the sizable economic and cultural impact UMass Dartmouth makes on the community.