Rankings, Awards & Distinctions

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At ݮƵ State, we have many things to be proud of.


  • ݮƵ among top public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings

  • Ranked as one of the "Best Value Colleges and Universities" in the nation by College Consensus
  • Ranked as the “,” according to rankings website . ݮƵ State earned the highest score (96.4 on a scale of 100) among all New England colleges and universities (Read Press Release)
  • Ranked #25 among the “Best Colleges in Massachusetts” credited for offering the best programs in a variety of subjects like its master’s in elementary education (#7); and undergraduate programs in history (#14), business administration (#21), and criminal justice (#27)
  • Recognized by 2022 College Factual among ‘Best Colleges’ rankings for excellence of academic programs (Read Press Release)

  • Ranked among top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s
    2022 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
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  • #1

    10 Top New England Region Schools for a Bachelor's in Social Work ()

  • TOP

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Awards & Distinctions

  • One of the highest six-year graduation rates among the Massachusetts universities
  • One of the largest producers of new teachers among the Massachusetts state universities
  • Commonwealth Honors Program
  • Urban Education Program
  • Only public university in New England offering a bachelor of science in Regional Planning
  • Highest percentage of undergraduate students who choose to live on campus among the state universities
  • One of the largest employers in the City of ݮƵ
  • Only four-year public university in “New England’s Knowledge Corridor”
  • Enrolls students from every county in Massachusetts
  • Participant in New England Regional Program for tuition adjustment for students from adjacent states
  • Winner of 16 MASCAC athletics conference Smith Cup championships
  • Designated as a “Top Military-Friendly College” by Advanced Military Education Magazine
  • Designated as a military-friendly school by Victory Media