About Us

About UM-Dearborn

Since its founding in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres from Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn has been distinguished by its commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities responsive to the needs of southeastern Michigan. Shaped by a history of interaction with business, government, and industry of the region, University of Michigan-Dearborn has developed into a comprehensive university offering bachelor's, masterís, doctorate and professional degrees in arts and sciences, business, education and engineering and computer science.

One third of the campus, more than 70 acres, is maintained as one of the largest natural areas in metropolitan Detroit, serving as a research and educational resource for the campus and the region. The Henry Ford Estate, home to the automotive pioneer and his wife, Clara, for more than 30 years and a National Historic Landmark, is located within the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus.

For the 9,000 enrolled students, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a place where students learn and grow, explore new ideas, and acquire the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their personal and professional goals. As graduates of University of Michigan-Dearborn, students will have a broad knowledge of the many fields of human achievement, and will be prepared for their careers with imagination, reasoning and creative problem-solving abilities.


The University of Michigan-Dearborn is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.