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.

Academic year 2020-21

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8,783 students
6,725 Undergraduate, 1,954 Graduate and 104 Doctoral
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2,244 degrees granted
1,469 Bachelor's, 762 Master's, and 13 Doctoral

Undergraduate Students

Average GPA of incoming freshmen
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93% are Michigan residents representing 44 counties
81 birth countries represented on world map
81 Birth countries represented

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


Major programs
Graduate programs and certificates
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


External Research and Sponsored Funding in FY 2020
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After Graduation

2nd highest
average starting salary, among 15 Michigan public universities.
Source: According to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
median salary after 10 years, 3rd highest among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: According to the Georgetown University Analysis
UM-Dearborn alumni, part of the 630,000 strong U-M alumni network
of students who accepted employment in 2019 stay in Michigan following graduation**
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of graduates in 2019 achieved their goals.**
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are attending graduate school**
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are participating in an internship/co-op**
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** UM-Dearborn Career services 2019 Graduation Survey // 50% response rate

Keeping College Affordable

Average annual costs among 15 public Michigan universities
UM-Dearborn students graduate with the
2nd Lowest
amount of student loan debt among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access

National Recognition

Best Regional University in the Midwest Badge for the year 2021

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 4th in the Midwest.
2020-2021 Best College By Money Magazine badge
Named a 2020 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 2021
Poets & Quants and Princeton Review Badge for the year 2020

College of Business programs are among the nation's best, according to U.S. News & World Report, Poets & Quants and Princeton Review.
Best Colleges for Social Mobility Badge
Best Colleges for Veterans Badge

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

  • 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.
  • 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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