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.

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8,224 students

6,117 Undergraduate, 1,982 Graduate and 125 Doctoral

Academic Year 2022-2023
 
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2,170 degrees granted

1,500 Bachelor's, 646 Master's, and 24 Doctoral

Academic Year 2021-2022
 
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3.68

Average GPA of incoming freshmen

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94%

are Michigan residents representing 49 counties

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78

birth countries represented

49%

of new students (FITIAC and Transfer) are first-generation college students

29%

students of color

44%

are Pell eligible

128

Major programs

69

Minor programs

72

Graduate programs and certificates

6

Doctoral programs

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1:16

faculty : student ratio

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4

CECS Ph.D. programs with Rackham affiliation

25

Average class size

71%

of classes have less than 30 students

Research

Total Awards:

$11,123,000

Research funding for 2022

 

4th HIGHEST

median annual earnings of students after graduation among 15 Michigan public universities
Information based on students who received financial aid 10 years after entering school.
Source: According to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard

63,000+

UM-Dearborn alumni, part of the 650,000+ strong U-M alumni network

91%

of students who accepted employment in 2021 stay in Michigan following graduation**

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78%

are employed**

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10%

are attending graduate school**

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12%

are still seeking employment (some who are still seeking may also be employed)**

** Based on UM-Dearborn Career Services survey of the Class of 2021-22, 58% response rate, combines survey responses with knowledge gained from LinkedIn. (Note: Some students attending graduate school are also employed.)

US News Badge-Best Regional Universities Midwest 2022-2023

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 the number one regional public universities in Michigan and 5th in the Midwest.

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College of Business programs are among the nation's best, according to U.S. News & World ReportPoets & Quants and Princeton Review.

Best Colleges for Social Mobility and Veterans Badges 2022-2023

Ranked #1 regional public university in Michigan for Social Mobility and Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.

US News Badges-Computer Science 2022-2023

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.

1 of 359

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).

Accreditation

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.