Facts & Figures
What makes the Dearborn Difference?
We offer a nationally ranked and accessible education, small class sizes, a strong alumni network and a commitment to diversity. But beyond our numbers, we offer limitless opportunities to customize your experiences through internships, organizations and honors programs.
6,355 Undergraduate, 1,845 Graduate and 131 Doctoral
Academic Year 2021-2022
2,398 degrees granted
1,626 Bachelor's, 764 Master's, and 8 Doctoral
Academic Year 2020-2021
Average GPA of incoming freshmen
are Michigan residents representing 49 counties
birth countries represented
of new students (FITIAC and Transfer) are first-generation college students
students of color
are Pell eligible
Graduate programs and certificates
faculty : student ratio
CECS Ph.D. programs with Rackham affiliation
Average class size
of classes have less than 30 students
UM-Dearborn is home to four colleges
College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters
College of Business
College of Education, Health, and Human Services
College of Engineering and Computer Science
median annual earnings of students two years after graduation, among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: According to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
median 10-year earnings, among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: According to the Georgetown University Analysis
UM-Dearborn alumni, part of the 644,000 strong U-M alumni network
of students who accepted employment in 2020 stay in Michigan following graduation**
are attending graduate school**
are still seeking employment**
** Based on UM-Dearborn Career Services survey of the Class of 2020, 55% response rate. (Note: Some students attending graduate school are also employed.)
Keeping College Affordable
average annual costs among 15 public Michigan universities
amount of student debt after graduation among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access
U.S. News & World Report has consistently named UM-Dearborn one of the best regional universities in the Midwest. This year the university was ranked one of the top regional public universities in Michigan and 5th in the Midwest.
Washington Monthly recognized UM-Dearborn as a top master’s degree university based on the university’s contribution to the public good, the university was also named a “Best Bang for the Buck” school and appeared on the Best College for Student Voting list. The university was also recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges.
College of Business programs are among the nation's best, according to U.S. News & World Report, Poets & Quants and Princeton Review.
Ranked #1 regional public university in Michigan for Veterans and ranked #2 for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science again ranked among the top Michigan public universities that offer doctoral degrees with the computer science program appearing on a list recognizing the top undergraduate programs.
UM-Dearborn was one of just 359 campuses to receive the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. There are more than 2,600 four-year institutions in the nation eligible for this designation.
Rankings and Honors
- UM-Dearborn has been recognized as a veteran-friendly school at the gold level by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, which recognizes institutions of higher learning for their commitment to supporting student veterans and their dependents on campus.
- The university was recognized for its commitment to community engagement with the 2015 Engaged Campus of the Year award from the Michigan Campus Compact (MCC).
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. Learn more about our accreditations.