The University of Michigan-Dearborn earns its accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the regional accrediting organization approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for degree-granting institutions in the state of Michigan.  In addition, colleges and academic programs also receive accreditation by college- and program-specific third party accrediting bodies as noted below.

Accrediting Information

The Higher Learning Commission
Affiliation Status:                                       Accredited (1970 – present)
                                                                  PEAQ Participant; Standard Pathway

Nature of Organization
Legal Status:                                              Public
Degrees Awarded:                                     B, M, S, D, C

Conditions of Affiliation
Reports Required:                                     Assurance Report 2017
Other Visits Scheduled:                             October 2017

Summary of Commission Review
Year of last comprehensive evaluation:     2013 – 2014
Year for next comprehensive evaluation:  2023 – 2024
Date of last action:                                    January 22, 2014

University of Michigan-Dearborn HLC Self-Study August 2013
HLC Comprehensive Report for UM-Dearborn November 2013

Accreditation Information by College

For more information, please visit our HLC Reports & Resources webpage.