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

At a Glance

  • Founded in 1959
  • Member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Students, Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Total: 9,468
  • Undergraduate: 7,185
  • Graduate: 2,283
  • Transfer from another college or university: 39%
  • Male: 57%
  • Female: 43%
  • Students of color: 27%**
  • Birth countries represented: 76
  • 94% are Michigan residents
  • Average GPA of incoming freshmen: 3.63
  • Average SAT score of incoming freshmen: 1,181

** Undergraduates


  • UM-Dearborn has four colleges:
    • College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters (CASL)
    • College of Business (COB)
    • College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS)
    • College of Education, Health, & Human Services (CEHHS)
  • Major programs: 74 Bachelors; 43 Masters; 6 Doctoral/Specialist
  • Minor programs: 81
  • Average undergraduate class size: 26
  • 71% of all classes have less than 30 students
  • Student/teacher ratio: 17:1

Undergraduate Cost and Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Tuition and fees based on 15 credit hours (not including program-specific fees)
  • Michigan resident: $6,465/semester
  • Non-resident: $12,579/semester
  • Incoming freshmen offered financial aid: 87%

Did You Know?

  • We’re ranked the 5th all-around best regional public university in the region by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We have more than 55,000 living alumni, 80% of whom are living in and giving back to Michigan.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in 150+ student organizations on campus.
  • We have 589 faculty and 492 staff.
  • Nearly 40 percent of our students are the first in their family to attend college.
  • 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.


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