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 2016-2017

  • Total: 9,131
  • Undergraduate: 7,141
  • Graduate: 1,990
  • Male: 56%
  • Female: 44%
  • Students of color: 24%**
  • Average GPA of incoming freshmen: 3.56
  • Average ACT score of incoming freshmen: 24.9

* Based on Fall 2016

** Undergraduates

Graph depicting breakdown of students from undergraduate to graduate.

About our Undergraduates

93% are Michigan residents.
Graph depicting average ACT score and GPA of the class of 2020.


  • Major programs: 75 Bachelors; 36 Masters; 8 Doctoral/Specialist
  • Minor programs: 64
  • Average class size: 26. Almost 70% of all classes have less than 30 students
  • Student/teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Co-ops and internships: More than 700 opportunities available annually
Graph depicting number of degrees granted.

Undergraduate Cost and Financial Aid, 2016-2017

Tuition and fees based on 15 credit hours (not including program-specific fees)
  • Michigan resident: $6,016/semester
  • Non-resident: $12,136/semester
  • Incoming freshmen receiving financial aid: 92%


  • Faculty: 567
  • Staff: 540
Graph depicting lowest average annual cost among 15 public universities.

Did you know…

  • We keep our students happy: We score at least 5% higher than the national average in student satisfaction according to the latest Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey.
  • Where American industry meets Midwestern wildlife: We have over 70 acres of preserved natural areas in our own backyard, and we’re not even 2 miles away from the Ford Motor Co.’s world headquarters.
  • Best and brightest: Students who graduated with at least 3.5 GPA and scored 25 or higher on the ACT are eligible for our Honors Program.
48% of our students are first-generation college students.
  • Quality + Safety: We’re ranked the #1 safest public university in Michigan and the 6th all-around best regional public university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We have over 50,000 living alumni, 80% of whom are living in and giving back to Michigan.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in 130+ student organizations on campus.
  • Nearly half 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.