University Of Michigan Dearborn

University Of Michigan Dearborn

The University of Michigan Dearborn, also known as UM-Dearborn, is a coeducational nationally ranked masters-level public university located in Dearborn, Michigan, United States. It is part of the University of Michigan system. It was established in 1959. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of Education
  • School of Management

UM-Dearborn has a student-run newspaper known as 'The Michigan Journal'. Its Internet radio station is called the College Radio WUMD. Their athletic teams are nicknamed the Wolves.

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University of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn , MI 48128-1491
General Phone: (313) 593-5000

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University of Michigan-Dearborn Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management406business management, logistics, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching387education, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, industrial arts teaching, math teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, ...
Engineering307electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, engineering management
Liberal Arts253area studies, Native American studies, minority and gender studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, ...
Therapy and Counseling129psychology
Computer Science and Engineering99computer and info science, computer programming, information science, computer engineering
Science99biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, geology, physics
Media56communication studies
Family and Social Work39public administration, public policy analysis
Security and Law Enforcement35criminal justice and safety
Mathematics31mathematics, applied mathematics, applied mathematics courses, mathematics and computer science
Conservation and Resource Management19conservation, environmental studies, environmental science
Medical Administration7health care administration
Fine Arts5art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,14753
Master's degree58123
Postbaccalaureate certificate1462

University of Michigan-Dearborn Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Michigan-Dearborn had a total enrollment of 8,336 students (6,319 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 9%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 19%
20-21 18%
22-24 20%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

University of Michigan-Dearborn Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 68 %

University of Michigan-Dearborn Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Dearborn, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Math520640
SAT Writing470580
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Michigan-Dearborn Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,260
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,090
Books and supplies $ 960

Financial Aid:
University of Michigan-Dearborn participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 232600)

University of Michigan-Dearborn Faculty

University of Michigan-Dearborn has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4534
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1721

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$127,2374$95,631
Associate professorcalendar year2*3$83,007
All faculty totalcalendar year11$120,3447$90,220

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year50$98,67715$81,928
Associate professoracademic year70$81,13227$72,294
Assistant professoracademic year41$72,66434$69,162
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year17$50,43320$49,745
All faculty totalacademic year179$81,01597$67,817

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Other

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01212

University of Michigan-Dearborn Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Education And Teaching
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Area Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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