The University of Michigan-Dearborn earns its accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of two members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).  In addition, colleges and academic programs also receive accreditation by college- and program-specific third party accrediting bodies as noted below.

Accrediting Information

The Higher Learning Commission

Affiliation Status:                                   Accredited (1970 – present)

                                                              PEAQ Participant; Standard Pathway

Nature of Organization

Legal Status:                                         Public
Degrees Awarded:                                  B, M, S, D

Conditions of Affiliation

Reports Required:                                 Assurance Report 2017
Other Visits Scheduled:                         October 2017

Summary of Commission Review

Year of last comprehensive evaluation:    2013 – 2014
Year for next comprehensive evaluation: 2023 – 2024
Date of last action:                               January 22, 2014


University of Michigan-Dearborn HLC Self-Study August 2013

HLC Comprehensive Report for UM-Dearborn November 2013


Accreditation information by College

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

American Chemical Society

·         Affiliation Status:  Accredited            

·         Date of most recent re-accreditation: 2011

·         Year of next evaluation:                      2021

College of Business

The Association to Advance the Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) 

·         Affiliation Status:  Accredited            

·         Date of most recent re-accreditation:   2011

·         Year of next evaluation:                       2016

College of Engineering and Computer Science


·         Affiliation Status:  Accredited            

·         Date of most recent re-accreditation:   varied

·         Year of next evaluation:                       varied

·         For accreditation timing please refer to the ABET website.

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Michigan Department of Education

·         Affiliation Status:  Accredited              

Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

·         Affiliation Status:  Accredited            

·         Date of most recent re-accreditation:   February 2012

·         Year of next evaluation:                       2019

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

·         Affiliation Status:  Accredited              



All of UM-Dearborn’s accreditation documents are available here.  If you experience trouble accessing the information you seek, please contact the Office of the Provost at 313-593-5030.


Last edit date: July 14, 2015