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Economic Impact


As the Commonwealth’s only public medical school, UMass Chan Medical School offers invaluable educational opportunities in training the next generation of health care professionals and conducting research recognized throughout the world. Often less recognized is the impact that the Medical School has on the local and statewide economy.  UMass Chan provides a direct contribution to the Massachusetts economy through the spending and jobs supported by its academic, administration, and research activities, but also generates a “ripple effect” that leads to an even larger impact in the economy as a result of demand on suppliers of goods and services as well as employee spending.


In FY2022, UMass Chan Medical School generated $2.2 billion in economic activity. This includes the contributions of the local operating expenditures of UMass Chan, one-time major construction expenditures, and the spending of the faculty, staff and students.  In FY 2022, the state’s nearly $60 million investment in the UMM helped leverage and support $2.2 billion in economic activity in Massachusetts, an amount almost 37 times greater than the state’s investment.


UMass Chan Medical School employs 5,425 people and the spending of the school, its employees and students helped to support an additional 10,872 jobs in the Commonwealth throughout FY 2022. Including faculty and staff, the Medical School supported more than 16,000 jobs in the Commonwealth. 

View the University of Massachusetts Economic Contribution Analysis FY 2022.