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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9,195 students
6,914 Undergraduate, 2,184 Graduate and 97 Doctoral
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2,138 degrees granted
717 Master's, 1,416 Bachelor's and 5 Doctoral

Undergraduate Students

3.68
Average GPA of incoming freshmen
1187
Average SAT score of incoming freshmen

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94% are Michigan residents representing 40 counties
83 birth countries represented on world map
83 Birth countries represented

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47%
of new students (FTIAC and Transfer) are first-generation college students
28%
students of color
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44%
are Pell eligible

Academics

70
Major programs
68
Graduate programs and certificates
6
Doctoral
81
Minor programs

1:17
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faculty : student ratio
4
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CECS Ph.D. programs with Rackham affiliation

26
Average class size
71%
of classes have less than 30 students

Research

$8,281,979
Expenditures in FY 2019
Graph depicting breakdown of research expenditures.

After Graduation

4th highest
average starting salary, among 15 Michigan public universities, nearly $3,100 above the state average.
Source: According to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
$130,000
average salary after 10 years, 3rd highest among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: According to the Georgetown University Analysis
58,000+
UM-Dearborn alumni, part of the 630,000 strong U-M alumni network
90%
of students who accepted employment in 2018 stay in Michigan following graduation**
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91%
of graduates in 2018 achieved their goals.**
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73%
accepted employment
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8%
are attending graduate school
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2%
are participating in an internship/co-op
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2%
are volunteering or doing public service
6% Other icon
6%
Other
** UM-Dearborn Career services 2018 Graduation Survey // 50% response rate

Keeping College Affordable

2nd lowest
Average annual costs among 15 public Michigan universities, $3,660 below the state average
Source: According to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
UM-Dearborn students graduate with the
Lowest
amount of student loan debt among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: Student Debt and the Class of 2018, the 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).

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.

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