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University of Michigan - Dearborn Overview

University of Michigan - Dearborn is a public institution located in Dearborn, Michigan. Dearborn is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Michigan - Dearborn Known For?

1,568 Undergraduate Awards
68% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UM Dearborn is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UM Dearborn.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UM Dearborn makes roughly $48,600 a year. This is 19% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Michigan - Dearborn Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UM Dearborn.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Electromechanical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Computer Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Computer Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Computer Programming Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Industrial Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Most Popular Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UM Dearborn has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Automotive Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#1 Best Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#5 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#7 Best Electromechanical Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#8 Best Computer Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#56 Best Engineering Technologies Schools College Factual

Where Is University of Michigan - Dearborn?

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Contact details for UM Dearborn are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
Phone: 313-593-5000
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMDearborn
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UM_Dearborn

How Do I Get Into UM Dearborn?

You can apply to UM Dearborn online at: https://umdearborn.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for UM Dearborn

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UM Dearborn?

68% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
92% Submit SAT Scores
UM Dearborn has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to UM Dearborn submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Michigan - Dearborn  ( 540 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Michigan - Dearborn  ( 550 to 670 )
200
800
UM Dearborn received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Michigan - Dearborn  ( 22 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Michigan - Dearborn  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Michigan - Dearborn  ( 22 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Michigan - Dearborn?

35% Take Out Loans
4.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UM Dearborn, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $5,687 a year. That adds up to $22,748 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UM Dearborn is 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Michigan - Dearborn Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,012 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,725 undergraduate students at UM Dearborn, with 5,012 being full-time and 1,713 being part-time.

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There are also 2,058 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,012 full-time undergraduates at UM Dearborn, 54% are male and 46% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Michigan - Dearborn students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 473
Black or African American 363
Hispanic or Latino 319
White 3,377
International Students 140
Other Races/Ethnicities 340

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at University of Michigan - Dearborn. At this time, 6 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at UM Dearborn. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Oman.

Online Learning at University of Michigan - Dearborn

5,558 Took All Classes Online
8,428 Took At Least One Class Online
127.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 8,428 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UM Dearborn has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UM Dearborn

The following table shows how UM Dearborn is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Mechanical Engineering Technology #1 #1
Computer Programming #1 #4
Electromechanical Engineering Technology #1 #1
Manufacturing Engineering #13 #4
Systems Engineering #22 #7
Ethnic Studies #22 #19
Engineering #28 #22
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #28 #25
Finance & Financial Management #28 #46
Industrial Engineering #43 #28
Information Science #45 #50
Computer Engineering #46 #34
Electrical Engineering #49 #34
Mechanical Engineering #52 #25
Computer Information Systems #69 #64
Engineering-Related Fields #73 #55

Online Affordability Rankings of UM Dearborn Rankings

The following table shows how UM Dearborn is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Electromechanical Engineering Technology #1 #1
Robotics Engineering #1 #1
Manufacturing Engineering #1 #1
Computational Science #2 #2
Computer Programming #4 #4
Mechanical Engineering Technology #4 #4
Mechanical Engineering #7 #4
Electrical Engineering #13 #13
Computer Engineering #13 #10
Engineering-Related Fields #14 #17
Systems Engineering #15 #9
Management Information Systems #38 #59
General Education #39 #59
Finance & Financial Management #40 #48
Teacher Education Grade Specific #58 #67
Public Health #58 #67
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #58 #59
Teacher Education Subject Specific #60 #69

Online Growth Rankings of UM Dearborn

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Michigan - Dearborn was 127.4%. This is the #363 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UM Dearborn regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UM Dearborn majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computational Science 81%
Computer & Information Sciences 15%
Computer Engineering 27%
Computer Information Systems 13%
Computer Programming 23%
Education 15%
Electrical Engineering 14%
Engineering 11%
Finance & Financial Management 11%
General Education 22%
Health Professions 32%
Manufacturing Engineering 45%
Mechanical Engineering 11%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 56%
Public Health 75%
Robotics Engineering 57%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UM Dearborn ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UM Dearborn.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Robotics Engineering #1
Mechanical Engineering Technology #1
Manufacturing Engineering #1
Computational Science #2
Electromechanical Engineering Technology #4
Systems Engineering #7
Computer Engineering #10
Engineering-Related Fields #10
Electrical Engineering #10
Mechanical Engineering #10
Management Information Systems #14
Computer Programming #20
General Education #21
Finance & Financial Management #23
Engineering Technologies #34
Engineering #37
Public Health #37
Information Technology #40
Computer Information Systems #56
Teacher Education Subject Specific #60
Teacher Education Grade Specific #62
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #77
Computer & Information Sciences #117
Education #182
Business Administration & Management #214
Health Professions #214
Business, Management & Marketing #310

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Michigan - Dearborn Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Mechanical Engineering 0 157 0 77 1 235
Electrical Engineering 0 105 0 65 5 175
General Psychology 0 135 0 10 0 145
General Biology 0 100 0 0 0 100
Business Administration & Management 0 26 0 70 0 96
Finance & Financial Management 1 74 0 17 0 92
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 48 0 44 0 92
Computer Information Systems 0 56 0 34 2 92
Accounting 0 63 0 15 0 78
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 2 73 0 75
Industrial Engineering 0 10 0 60 0 70
Communication & Media Studies 6 60 0 0 0 66
Computer Programming 0 48 0 13 0 61
Computer Engineering 0 33 0 23 0 56
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 44 0 11 0 55
Marketing 0 54 0 0 0 54
Management Information Systems 0 47 0 0 0 47
General Education 0 11 0 31 4 46
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 23 0 17 0 40
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 40 0 40
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 30 0 9 0 39
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 17 0 20 0 37
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 33 0 2 0 35
Biomedical Engineering 0 28 0 4 0 32
Political Science & Government 0 29 0 0 0 29
Information Science 0 0 0 27 0 27
Computational Science 0 5 0 22 0 27
Economics 0 27 0 0 0 27
Public Health 0 24 0 0 0 24
General English Literature 0 23 0 0 0 23
Human Resource Management 0 21 0 0 0 21
Systems Engineering 0 0 2 16 0 18
History 0 17 0 0 0 17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 15 0 0 0 15
General Social Sciences 0 15 0 0 0 15
Philosophy 0 14 0 0 0 14
Anthropology 0 13 0 0 0 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 12 0 0 0 12
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 2 0 1 9 0 12
Public Administration 0 0 0 12 0 12
Manufacturing Engineering 0 3 0 8 0 11
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 8 0 0 0 10
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 10 0 10
Area Studies 1 9 0 0 0 10
Ethnic Studies 6 4 0 0 0 10
Natural Resources Conservation 0 6 0 4 0 10
Statistics 0 9 0 0 0 9
Special Education 0 5 0 3 0 8
Chemistry 0 8 0 0 0 8
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 7 0 0 0 7
Robotics Engineering 0 7 0 0 0 7
Instructional Media Design 0 6 0 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 6 0 0 0 6
Physics 0 6 0 0 0 6
Sociology 0 6 0 0 0 6
Applied Mathematics 0 1 0 4 0 5
Urban Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Information Technology 0 3 0 1 0 4
Writing Studies 4 0 0 0 0 4
Human Development & Family Studies 0 4 0 0 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 4 0 0 0 0 4
Romance Languages 0 4 0 0 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 4 0 0 0 4
Public Relations & Advertising 3 0 0 0 0 3
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 3 0 0 0 3
Geography & Cartography 3 0 0 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 0 0 3
Educational Administration 0 0 0 2 0 2
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 2 0 2
Teaching English or French 0 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 1 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Mental & Social Health Services 1 0 0 0 0 1
Public Policy 0 0 0 1 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 1,534 6 756 13 2,343

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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