The University of Michigan-Dearborn earns its accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the regional accrediting organization approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for degree-granting institutions in the state of Michigan.  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