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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.

Academic Year 2021-2022

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8,331 students
6,355 Undergraduate, 1,845 Graduate and 131 Doctoral

Academic Year 2020-2021

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2,398 degrees granted
1,626 Bachelor's, 764 Master's, and 8 Doctoral

Undergraduate Students

Average GPA of incoming freshmen
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93% are Michigan residents representing 49 counties
83 birth countries represented on world map
83 Birth countries represented

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of new students (FITIAC and Transfer) are first-generation college students
students of color
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are Pell eligible


Major programs
Minor programs
Graduate programs and certificates

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faculty : student ratio
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CECS Ph.D. programs with Rackham affiliation

Average class size
of classes have less than 30 students


Total Awards:
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After Graduation

2nd highest
median annual earnings of students two years after graduation, among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: According to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
4th highest
median 10-year earnings, among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: According to the Georgetown University Analysis
UM-Dearborn alumni, part of the 644,000 strong U-M alumni network
of students who accepted employment in 2020 stay in Michigan following graduation**
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are employed**
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are attending graduate school**
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are still seeking employment**
** Based on UM-Dearborn Career Services survey of the Class of 2020, 55% response rate. (Note: Some students attending graduate school are also employed.)

Keeping College Affordable

Average annual costs among 15 public Michigan universities
UM-Dearborn students graduate with the
2nd Lowest
amount of student loan debt among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access

National Recognition

Best Regional University in the Midwest Badge for the year 2022

U.S. News & World Report has consistently named UM-Dearborn one of the best regional universities in the Midwest. This year the university was ranked one of the top regional public universities in Michigan and 5th in the Midwest.
Washington Monthly recognized UM-Dearborn as a top master’s degree university based on the university’s contribution to the public good, the university was also named a “Best Bang for the Buck” school and appeared on the Best College for Student Voting list. The university was also recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges.
Best Colleges in Business Programs Badge for the year 2022
Poets & Quants and Princeton Review Badge for the year 2020

College of Business programs are among the nation's best, according to U.S. News & World Report, Poets & Quants and Princeton Review.
Best Colleges for Social Mobility Badge
Best Colleges for Veterans Badge

Ranked #1 regional public university in Michigan for Veterans and ranked #2 for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report.
Best Colleges Badge for Computer Science
The College of Engineering and Computer Science again ranked among the top Michigan public universities that offer doctoral degrees with the computer science program appearing on a list recognizing the top undergraduate programs.
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UM-Dearborn was one of just 359 campuses to receive the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. There are more than 2,600 four-year institutions in the nation eligible for this designation.

Rankings and Honors

  • UM-Dearborn has been recognized as a veteran-friendly school at the gold level by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, which recognizes institutions of higher learning for their commitment to supporting student veterans and their dependents on campus.
  • The university was recognized for its commitment to community engagement with the 2015 Engaged Campus of the Year award from the Michigan Campus Compact (MCC).


The University of Michigan-Dearborn earns its accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the regional accrediting organization approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for degree-granting institutions in the state of Michigan. Learn more about our accreditations.

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