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.

At a Glance

  • Founded in 1959
  • Member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Students, Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Total: 9,003
  • Undergraduate: 7,334
  • Graduate: 1,669
  • Male: 50.8%
  • Female: 49.2%
  • Students of color: 25%
  • Average GPA of incoming freshmen: 3.61
  • Average ACT score of incoming freshmen: 24.51

* Based on Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Enrollment: 9003 students (7334 undergraduate, 1669 graduate)
UM-Dearborn has 25% students of color, hailing from 52 birth countries.


  • Major programs: 58
  • Minor programs: 54
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Co-ops and internships: More than 700 opportunities available annually

Undergraduate Cost and Financial Aid, 2013-2014

Tuition and fees based on 15 credit hours (not including program-specific fees)
  • Michigan resident: $5,427/semester
  • Non-resident: $11,682/semester
  • Incoming freshmen receiving financial aid: 92%


  • Faculty: 585
  • Staff: 424

* As of June, 2014

UM-Dearborn students graduate with the 2nd lowest amount of student loan debt compared to other public universities in Michigan--from Student Debt and the Class of 2012, The Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access.

Did you know…

  • We keep our students happy: We score at least 5% higher than the national average in student satisfaction according to the latest Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey.
  • Where American industry meets Midwestern wildlife: We have over 70 acres of preserved natural areas in our own backyard, and we’re not even 2 miles away from the Ford Motor Co.’s world headquarters.
  • Top in classrooms to careers: 60% of co-op students receive a job offer from their company upon graduation.
  • Best and brightest: Students who graduated with at least 3.5 GPA and scored 25 or higher on the ACT are eligible for our Honors Program.
  • Quality + Safety: We’re ranked the #1 safest public university in Michigan and the 7th all-around best regional public university in the region by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We have almost 47,000 living alumni, 80% of whom are living in and giving back to Michigan.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in 160+ student organizations on campus.
  • More than half of our students are the first in their family to attend college.
  • UM-Dearborn has earned the Community Engagement Classification, awarded by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, for the university’s commitment to being deeply engaged with its larger community through teaching, learning, research and service that makes a difference.
55% of our students are first-generation college students.