Fast Facts

Our Commitment

UM-Dearborn provides the excellence of the University of Michigan and delivers impact as an educational leader and partner for the people, organizations and industries of metropolitan Detroit.

Our Goals

  1. Increase Enrollment
  2. Enhance Student Engagement
  3. Deepen Academic Excellence
  4. Foster Diversity
  5. Achieve Metropolitan Impact

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1959
  • UM-Dearborn has four colleges:
    • College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
    • College of Business
    • College of Engineering and Computer Science
    • College of Education, Health, and Human Services
  • Seventh best master’s-level public university in the Midwest (2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges.”)
  • Rated among the top undergraduate engineering programs in the country (2014 U.S. News & World Report)
  • Recognized as a best business school (2014 U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review)
  • College of Education, Health, and Human Services recognized for “exemplary teacher-preparation” program by the Michigan Department of Education
  • UM-Dearborn employs 1028 people (587 faculty/441 staff)
  • Student/teacher ratio is 18:1
  • More than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, professional and doctoral degree programs
  • More than 700 co-ops and internships
  • More than 70 acres of campus are maintained as one of the largest natural areas in metro Detroit
  • More than 46,000 living alumni with 80% of alumni remain in Michigan
  • Approximately 60% of student body is transfer students; 55% are first-generation students

Fall 2013 Student Profile

  • 7,334 Undergraduates
  • 1,669 Graduates
  • 50.8% Men
  • 49.2% Women
  • 91.2% Michigan Residents
  • 24.5% Students of color
  • 5.0% International students
  • 3.61:  The HS GPA for the middle 50% of incoming freshmen.
  • 24.51: The ACT score for the middle 50% of incoming freshmen. 

UM-Dearborn Boilerplate

Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The University has 9,000 students pursuing more than 100 bachelor's, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, health and education. A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for the challenges that face the region.