Facts & Figures

What makes the Dearborn Difference?

We offer a nationally ranked and accessible education, small class sizes, a strong alumni network and a commitment to diversity. But beyond our numbers, we offer limitless opportunities to customize your experiences through internships, organizations and honors programs.

At a Glance

  • Founded in 1959
  • Member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Students, Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Total: 9,003
  • Undergraduate: 7,334
  • Graduate: 1,669
  • Male: 50.8%
  • Female: 49.2%
  • Students of color: 25%
  • Average GPA of incoming freshmen: 3.61
  • Average ACT score of incoming freshmen: 24.51

* Based on Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Enrollment: 9003 students (7334 undergraduate, 1669 graduate)
UM-Dearborn has 25% students of color, hailing from 52 birth countries.


  • Major programs: 58
  • Minor programs: 54
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Co-ops and internships: More than 700 opportunities available annually

Undergraduate Cost and Financial Aid, 2013-2014

Tuition and fees based on 15 credit hours (not including program-specific fees)
  • Michigan resident: $5,427/semester
  • Non-resident: $11,682/semester
  • Incoming freshmen receiving financial aid: 92%


  • Faculty: 585
  • Staff: 424

* As of June, 2014

UM-Dearborn students graduate with the 2nd lowest amount of student loan debt compared to other public universities in Michigan--from Student Debt and the Class of 2012, The Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access.

Did you know…

  • We keep our students happy: We score at least 5% higher than the national average in student satisfaction according to the latest Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey.
  • Where American industry meets Midwestern wildlife: We have over 70 acres of preserved natural areas in our own backyard, and we’re not even 2 miles away from the Ford Motor Co.’s world headquarters.
  • Top in classrooms to careers: 60% of co-op students receive a job offer from their company upon graduation.
  • Best and brightest: Students who graduated with at least 3.5 GPA and scored 25 or higher on the ACT are eligible for our Honors Program.
  • Quality + Safety: We’re ranked the #1 safest public university in Michigan and the 7th all-around best regional public university in the region by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We have almost 47,000 living alumni, 80% of whom are living in and giving back to Michigan.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in 160+ student organizations on campus.
  • More than half of our students are the first in their family to attend college.
55% of our students are first-generation college students.