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DATE: August 19, 2005
UM-Dearborn rates high in magazine survey
DEARBORN---The University of Michigan-Dearborn was rated among the top
six master's-level public universities in the Midwest in the annual guide
to American colleges published this week by U.S.
News. In addition, the campus's College
of Engineering and Computer Science was rated among the top undergraduate
engineering programs in the country.
In the magazine's ratings, UM-Dearborn is compared with other public
universities that offer a full range of undergraduate and master's degree
programs, but few doctoral degrees. Those institutions are rated by region
because they tend to draw students from their surrounding areas, according
to the magazine.
UM-Dearborn's engineering program was ranked eighth among public schools
in the country without doctoral programs, based on a survey of deans and
senior faculty members around the country. The ratings appear in the magazine's
annual guide to America's best colleges, published August 22.
In specialty areas, UM-Dearborn's undergraduate program in industrial
and manufacturing engineering was ranked fifth in the country.
Nearly 1,500 undergraduate students are currently enrolled in the College
of Engineering and Computer Science, pursuing degrees in computer and
information science, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and
manufacturing systems engineering, and mechanical engineering. The school
also offers master's degree programs, which currently enroll nearly 1,000
"The university's top-ten ranking in its Midwest category is just
one more piece of evidence that tells students and their families what
exceptional opportunities are here at the University of Michigan-Dearborn,"
according to Stanley E. Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management
and student life. "And the top-ten national ranking in the undergraduate
engineering program and top-five spot in the undergrad industrial/manufacturing
specialty are especially gratifying because they speak to the reputation
UM-Dearborn's engineering programs have among other institutions. It's
great to be at a place that others hold in such high regard."