UM-Dearborn sees record number of transfer students

February 1, 2012

UM-Dearborn prides itself on being a transfer-friendly school. And this semester, the numbers don’t lie. The University recently reported a record number of new transfer students (423) for the Winter semester. It marks the first time UM-Dearborn enrolled more than 400 new transfer students in January.


Nearly 1,300 transfer students applied to UM-Dearborn this semester, also a record for the University.


“We are particularly pleased with the increase in new transfer students this semester,” said Stanley Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life. “The increase represents a vote of confidence in UM-Dearborn from students who began at another school and see us as the right fit to finish their education. We are ready to ensure they have the quality experience they expect.”


This semester’s new batch of transfer students come from 60 different colleges and universities, including many from Henry Ford and Oakland community colleges.

Transfer students from HFCC increased by 16 percent, while transfers from OCC jumped by 13 percent. Combined, the two local community colleges generated nearly 200 new transfer students at UM-Dearborn this semester.


“Two consecutive semester record-breaking transfer classes indicate that UM-Dearborn is a strong transfer destination,” said Christopher Tremblay, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management. “I commend the Office of Admissions and Orientation for their strategy, recruitment techniques and personal touches that makes enrolling so inviting and efficient.”

And transfer students aren’t the only ones on the rise. Graduate enrollment for the Winter semester increased by 3 percent and applications also were up 16 percent.


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 nearly 8,900 students pursuing more than 100 bachelor's, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business 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.