The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is part of the statewide university system of the University of Massachusetts.

UMass Dartmouth has full accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The engineering and computer science undergraduate programs at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The College of Visual and Performing Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the national accrediting body for the visual arts. The College of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC).

The Charlton College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. It offers undergraduate programs in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Operations Management, and General Business Administration; and graduate degrees in business administration.

Ranking Profile:

- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is ranked 82nd among top tier Regional Universities (North) by US News 2012.

- Rated 62nd in Tier 1 in the category "Universities-Master's (North)" by US News & World Report 2010. The "master's" category in America's Best Colleges included 572 colleges and universities around the country that "provide a full range of undergraduate and master's programs". In addition, the College of Engineering was listed among the best 50 undergraduate programs in the country at public and private campuses that are predominantly focused on undergraduates. It was ranked 42nd along with Boise State, Cal. State-Long Beach, Manhattan College, Mercer College, Oregon Institute of Technology, and Seattle University.

- The Charlton College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the 2010 edition of its book, "The Best 301 Business Schools". It is one of 66 schools in the book (22% of the 301) that appear on one or more of the book's ranking lists.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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