Awards & Accreditations

University of Michigan-Dearborn is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of two members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

What does that mean for our students? A promise of continued academic excellence.

Rankings and Honors

Recognition and honors in 2013-2014 include:

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UM-Dearborn seventh among master’s-level public universities in the Midwest. The university was among the highest-rated, regional public universities in Michigan.
  • UM-Dearborn’s teacher education program received an Exemplary ranking by the Michigan Department of Education for the fourth year in a row.
  • Three College of Business programs are among the region’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report. The undergraduate business program was ranked among the top three in Michigan. The part-time M.B.A. program and the online graduate program each ranked second in the state.
  • G.I. Jobs magazine named the university a Military Friendly School, which honors the top 15 percent of universities that embrace American veterans as students.
  • For the 16th consecutive year, the College of Engineering and Computer Science was rated among the top undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • UM-Dearborn has earned the Community Engagement Classification, awarded by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, for the university’s commitment to being deeply engaged with its larger community through teaching, learning, research and service that makes a difference.


The university regularly undergoes a rigorous reaccreditation process. It’s an opportunity for us to think about our triumphs and challenges, see how we compare to our peers and make sound financial decisions. Our most recent review was in 2013.

Many of our programs have earned specialized accreditations through program-specific governing bodies, including:

Learn more about our accreditations.