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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8,331 students

6,355 Undergraduate, 1,845 Graduate and 131 Doctoral

Academic Year 2021-2022
 
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2,398 degrees granted

1,626 Bachelor's, 764 Master's, and 8 Doctoral

Academic Year 2020-2021
 
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3.66

Average GPA of incoming freshmen

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93%

are Michigan residents representing 49 counties

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83

birth countries represented

46%

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

29%

students of color

42%

are Pell eligible

100

Major programs

70

Minor programs

60

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

68%

of classes have less than 30 students

Research

Total Awards:

$8,407,823

Research funding for 2021
61,000+

UM-Dearborn alumni, part of the 644,000 strong U-M alumni network

91%

of students who accepted employment in 2020 stay in Michigan following graduation**

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83%

are employed**

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5%

are attending graduate school**

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12%

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.)

2nd Lowest

amount of student debt after graduation among 15 Michigan public universities

Source: Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access

Best Regional University in the Midwest Badge for the year 2022

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.

Best Colleges in Business Programs Badge for the year 2022

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

Ranked #1 regional public university in Michigan for Veterans and ranked #2 for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report.

Best Colleges Badge for Computer Science

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.

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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.