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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9,468 students
7,185 Undergraduate, 2,191 Graduate and 92 Doctoral
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2,186 degrees granted
774 Master's, 1,402 Bachelor's and 10 Doctorate

Undergraduate Students

Average GPA of incoming freshmen
Average SAT score of incoming freshmen

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94% are Michigan residents representing 47 counties
76 birth countries represented on world map
76 Birth countries represented

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are first-generation college students
students of color
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are Pell eligible
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work while earning their degree*
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work at least 16 hours per week*
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have dependent care responsibilities*
*Note: 2016 Survey of Student Engagement. Due to a response level of 620 freshmen and seniors, results should be considered directional.


Major programs
Master's programs
Minor programs

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faculty : student ratio
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CECS Ph.D. programs with Rackham affiliation

Average class size
of classes have less than 30 students


Expenditures in FY 2018
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Research Stories

After Graduation

4th highest
average starting salary, among 15 Michigan public universities, nearly $3000 above the state average.
UM-Dearborn alumni, part of the 590,000 strong U-M alumni network
of students who accepted employment in 2017 stay in Michigan following graduation**
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of graduates in 2017 achieved their goals.**
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accepted employment
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are attending graduate school
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are participating in an internship/co-op
** UM-Dearborn Career services 2017 Graduation Survey // 49% response rate

Keeping College Affordable

3rd Lowest
Average annual costs among 15 public Michigan universities, nearly $2,000 below the state average
UM-Dearborn students graduate with the
2nd Lowest
amount of student loan debt among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: Student Debt and the Class of 2017, the Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access

UM-Dearborn Excellence

Best Regional University in the Midwest Badge for the year 2019

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 5th among public universities in the Midwest.
2018-2019 Best College By Money Magazine badge
Named a 2018-2019 Best College by Money magazine and given the "Best Bang for the Buck" Midwest designation by Washington Monthly.
Best Colleges in Business Programs Badge for the year 2019

Four College of Business programs are among the nation's best, according to U.S. News & World Report.
College of Engineering and Computer Science again ranks among the top Michigan public universities that offer doctoral degrees. Previously, the college was ranked among the best master's level programs for 18 consecutive years.
College of Education, Health, and Human Services programs are among the state's best, as the Michigan Department of Education gave the teacher preparation program its top rating and the early childhood education center achieved 88% in its tiered quality rating improvement system.
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UM-Dearborn was one of just 361 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

  • College of Business named a "Best Business School" in Princeton Review's 296 Best Business Schools.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the College of Business part-time MBA program as second in the state of Michigan and its undergraduate business program as third in the state
  • 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.

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