University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Founded in 1895, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, or UMD, is a multi-campus university. It is part of the University of Massachusetts. The main campus is situated in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and is spread across an area of 710 acres. UMD offers more than 60 undergraduate programs and over 15 graduate programs in different fields of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Charlton College of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • School of Marine Science & Technology

UMD's official mascot is the Corsair. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Valerie Amaral, Miss Massachusetts 2007; Brian Helgeland, Academy Award winning screenwriter; and Gregory Yob, computer game designer.

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University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd
North Dartmouth , MA 02747-2300
General Phone: (508) 999-8000

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UMass Dartmouth Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management436business management, operations management, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts312French language, Portuguese language, Spanish language, English, technical and business writing, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine146various nursing
Therapy and Counseling103psychology, clinical psychology
Engineering98civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, textile sciences
Science80biology, marine biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Computer Science and Engineering72computer and info science, computer engineering
Education and Teaching71elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, art education
Fine Arts33fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts, metal and jewelry, fine arts studies
Design33design and visual communication
Photography and Commercial Art29commercial art, photography, drawing, multimedia, printmaking
Medical Support and Technology19clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy
Engineering Technician1electronics tech

Number of programs and degrees for UMass Dartmouth in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,14045
Master's degree29533
Postbaccalaureate certificate239
Doctor's degree22
Post-master's certificate11

UMass Dartmouth Student Body

In 2007-2008, UMass Dartmouth had a total enrollment of 9,080 students (8,472 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 55%
Women 45%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 30%
20-21 30%
22-24 19%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

Rhode Island1%

UMass Dartmouth Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 60 %

UMass Dartmouth Room and Board (2007)

UMass Dartmouth offers campus housing for 4,491 of its 8,472 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Dartmouth, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

UMass Dartmouth Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470570
SAT Math490590
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT7%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UMass Dartmouth Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,858
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,561
Room and board $ 9,128
Room charge $ 5,954
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,174
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,890

Financial Aid:
UMass Dartmouth participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 221000)

UMass Dartmouth Faculty

UMass Dartmouth has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5243
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2233

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year98$105,59730$100,306
Associate professoracademic year53$80,50937$79,325
Assistant professoracademic year51$73,84044$65,948
Lectureracademic year22$60,46033$56,744
All faculty totalacademic year224$87,997144$74,434

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UMass Dartmouth Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Football Conference
Basketball Little East Conference
Baseball Little East Conference
Track Little East Conference

UMass Dartmouth Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Textile Sciences and Engineering

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, General

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