COB, CECS online programs among top in the country

February 7, 2024

U.S. News & World Report’s rankings include UM-Dearborn’s outstanding online programs and ranks campus’ MBA as a top graduate program for veterans.

Set against a backdrop of stock tickers and business data displaying on two large LED screens, a graduate student speaks to a class in the Bloomberg Lab on the UM-Dearborn campus.
A graduate student presents in the Bloomberg Lab, one of the College of Business' flagship facilities. Photo by Julianne Lindsey

Earlier this academic year, U.S. News & World Report released their annual guide to American colleges and universities and ranked UM-Dearborn among the best in the Midwest — listed as the No. 2 regional public university.

In rankings released Wednesday, U.S. News again included UM-Dearborn in their rankings of more than 1,600 online programs.

The College of Business’ online MBA and online master’s in business programs (excluding MBA) and the College of Engineering & Computer Science’s online master’s in Information Systems and Technology were named among the best. Curious about the methodology? U.S. News explains it.

CECS’ online graduate degree in Information Systems and Technology is the second-ranked program in Michigan and No. 44 overall. 

COB also ranked as second in the state and No. 68 overall on the list of Best Online Master’s in Business Programs. This isn't the first time this academic year that COB programs have been recognized. In fall 2023, Poets&Quants, a leading online publication for business education news, ranked the online MBA as No. 24 in the United States — second in Michigan, only behind UM-Ann Arbor’s Ross School of Business — and called UM-Dearborn’s program a Best Online MBA Program of 2024Poets&Quants also named COB a Best Undergraduate Business School for 2024. 

COB’s online MBA program — ranked in the No. 3 spot in Michigan on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs list — is also recognized on the top program for veterans list, which showcases universities that make pursuing a college education more affordable for veterans and active-duty service members. 

In the fall, U.S. News named UM-Dearborn as the No. 1 in the state on the “Best College for Veterans” list among regional public universities. Criteria for the designation include being GI Bill-certified and participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. In addition, UM-Dearborn has veterans-based programming and provides structure for incoming Dearborn Wolverines who have served. 

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If you are a service member or veteran interested in learning about the campus or degree programs, contact Veterans Affairs Coordinator Tom Pitock. Article by Sarah Tuxbury.