Founded on just over 200 beautiful acres of the original Henry Ford Estate, UM-Dearborn was forged in a community of working people with the global economy in mind.
We offer a transformative education reflective of University of Michigan acclaim and rooted in an ongoing commitment to transform metropolitan Detroit. Since our inception, we have set ourselves apart in higher education through intentional, meaningful engagement with local industry, government and nonprofits.
UM-Dearborn is rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative research, integrated learning and civic engagement. We are responsive to the changing needs of our diverse student body, the world in which they live and work, ever-advancing technologies, and a knowledge-based, global economy.
We accomplish this mission by:
UM-Dearborn students, faculty and staff have many opportunities to advance the mission through partnerships on campus and in the community.
In service to creating positive change in southeast Michigan, our vision is to earn global recognition as a dynamic metropolitan university where teaching and research interact to develop future leaders and new knowledge.
Recognizing the competitive nature of the global economy, we create educational and social value, advance economic prosperity and promote environmental sustainability in the metropolitan region through four core strategies:
Our students are improving the lives of others and making an impact in the community. Meet more Difference Makers.
“Giving back to my community became part of my normal routine at UM-Dearborn. It has been eye opening and inspiring. I’ve been fortunate enough to learn some of the hardships and successes.”Chealsea Quintal, ’13 Accounting
Nearly half of our students are the first in their family to attend college.