UM-Dearborn again among the best regional public universities

September 9, 2014

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges

University of Michigan-Dearborn again was ranked seventh among master’s-level public universities in the Midwest in an annual guide to American colleges published by U.S. News & World Report. UM-Dearborn was among the top regional universities in Michigan and ranked 35th among all regional universities in the Midwest. This marks the 12th consecutive year the university was rated as one of the region’s best.

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business (COB) and College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) also were ranked on program-specific lists.

For the 17th consecutive year, the College of Engineering and Computer Science was rated among the nation’s top ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited undergraduate engineering programs among schools whose terminal degree is a bachelor’s or master’s with few, if any, doctoral programs. UM-Dearborn began offering doctoral programs in 2009. “CECS is honored to again be highly rated by U.S. News,” said Tony England, dean, CECS. “To be the highest-rated public school in Michigan, in our category, speaks to the quality of our faculty, staff, students and research facilities.”

The College of Business was ranked as one of Michigan’s top undergraduate business programs. “We are pleased that the College of Business has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of the best business schools in the state,” said Raju Balakrishnan, dean, COB. “Our presence on this list is a recognition of the high-quality business education that the College of Business offers and is a testament to the dedication and exemplary work of our faculty, staff and students.”

The rankings, which were released online this week at, will appear in the magazine’s annual guidebook to “America’s Best Colleges.” In the magazine’s ratings, UM-Dearborn is compared with other public universities that offer a full range of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, but few or no doctoral degrees. Those institutions are rated by region because they tend to draw students from their surrounding areas, according to U.S. News. The magazine said it bases its overall rankings “on quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality.” Their rankings of engineering programs are based on a peer survey of deans and senior faculty members at schools around the country. For more information on how U.S. News ensures the accuracy of the rankings, visit

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