UM-Dearborn recognized for academic excellence and value in U.S. News rankings


The university ranks sixth among public schools in the Midwest and was named a "Best Value School" in U.S. News & World Report rankings.

University of Michigan-Dearborn held steady among master’s-level public universities in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Reports annual guide to American colleges and universities. UM-Dearborn ranked sixth among regional public universities and moved up two spots to 38th among all regional universities in the Midwest. This marks the 15th consecutive year the university was rated as one of the region’s best.

According to the magazine, overall rankings are based on data on up to 15 indicators of academic excellence, including retention and graduation rate and class size.

The publication also ranked the university 3rd among public schools and 20th overall in its “Best Value Schools – Midwest” list. This specialty ranking looks at a university’s academic quality—based on its 2018 U.S. News ranking—and 2016-2017 average net cost of attendance

In program-specific listings, U.S. News again recognized UM-Dearborn’s undergraduate business and engineering programs.

The College of Business was ranked as the third best undergraduate business program in the state. This was the ninth consecutive year the program has appeared on the list.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science was ranked among the best ABET accredited undergraduate engineering programs for universities that offer doctoral degree programs. This is the second year CECS has been included in the doctoral program category. U.S. News previously ranked the program among the best offered at master’s-level institutions for 18 consecutive years.

The complete 2018 rankings were released online this week and will appear in the magazine’s annual guidebook to “America’s Best Colleges.” 

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