Rankings & Accreditations


We are proud of UM-Dearborn's academic excellence and strong performance over the years. Here are some of the most recent honors we have received:

  • Ranked 7th best master's-level public university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the 12th consecutive year the university was rated as one of the region's best (2015)
  • College of Business ranked top university in Michigan for "Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA), #2 part-time MBA program in Michigan and #3 in the state for its online MBA program by U.S. News & World Report (2015)
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science rated among the top undergraduate engineering programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the 17th consecutive year (2015)
  • College of Business named a "Best Business School" for the sixth consecutive year in Princeton Review's 296 Best Business Schools (2015)
  • Ranked as a "Best Bank for the Buck" university by Washington Monthly (2015)
  • UM-Dearborn was included on Money Magazine's 2014-2015 list of Best Colleges
  • College of Business ranked as one of Michigan's top undergraduate business programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth consecutive year (2014)
  • UM-Dearborn's education programs earned "Exemplary" rankingthe highest possiblefrom the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) for the fifth consecutive year (2013)
  • College of Business earns recognition as a U.S. News & World Report "Best Business School" (2013)
  • College of Business ranked #3 in Michigan undergraduate business programs; #21 in U.S. online graduate management programs; #2 in Michigan part-time MBA programs; #2 in Michigan online graduate business programs; #9 in U.S. for student engagement, online graduate business programs; and #23 in the U.S. for admissions selectivity, online MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report (2013)
  • G.I. Jobs magazine named the university a "Military Friendly School," which honors the top 15 percent of universities that embrace American veterans as students (2013)
  • Ranked safest four-year public university in Michigan for second straight year by StateUniversity.com (2013)


The University of Michigan-Dearborn is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Many of our programs have earned specialized accreditations through program-specific governing bodies, including:

  • Chemistry (American Chemical Society)
  • College of Business (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, 1 of only 655 schools worldwide to be accredited)
  • Computer and Information Science (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
  • Computer and Software Engineering (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
  • Education (programs authorized by the State of Michigan's Department of Education and, for the Early Childhood Education Center, by the National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Electrical Engineering (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
  • English Language Proficiency Program (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)