UM-Dearborn moves up to sixth in annual U.S. News rankings of public regional universities

September 13, 2016

University of Michigan-Dearborn moved up a spot among master’s-level public universities in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s annual guide to American colleges and universities.

UM-Dearborn ranked sixth among regional public universities and 40thamong all regional universities in the Midwest. This marks the 14thconsecutive year the university was rated as one of the region’s best.

According to the magazine, overall rankings are based “on quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality.” UM-Dearborn’s ranking highlighted the university’s high first-year student retention rate, low student/faculty ratio and improving graduation rate.

The publication also 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 eighth consecutive year the program has appeared on the list.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science was ranked as one of the best ABET accredited undergraduate engineering programs for universities that offer doctoral degree programs. This is the first 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 2017 rankings were released online this week and will appear in the magazine’s annual guidebook to “America’s Best Colleges.” For more information on rankings and methodology, visit

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