The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) has a rich history dating back to 1895 when it was established as the New Bedford Textile School. Over the years, it evolved through mergers and expansions, becoming the Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1969, and later transitioning to UMass Dartmouth. The university offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs across different fields. It is recognized for promoting a diverse learning environment, as seen through its various colleges, and the establishment of the College of Nursing & Health Sciences in 1970. UMass Dartmouth continues to expand its academic offerings, reflecting its commitment to providing comprehensive education.