University of Michigan-Dearborn was founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres from the Ford Motor Company. Since then, we’ve grown as a comprehensive, top-ranked, regional public university.
At the University of Michigan-Dearborn, we offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors, and more than 40 graduate degree programs, many of which include flexible evening and online options. But your academic experience will extend beyond our small class sizes and challenging, relevant coursework.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs helps faculty connect to extraordinary funding opportunities that enable groundbreaking projects, like a recent $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy supporting CECS faculty and students as they bring advanced automotive technologies to the public.
Every year, our Career Services office helps students and alumni find full- and part-time positions within our partner organizations. Whether you aspire to be a mechanical engineer, financial adviser or biologist, we have the local, national and global connections to give you the experience and skills to succeed, wherever life takes you.
The Office of Student Life promotes holistic education through transformational student learning experiences. We foster an inclusive community, support student development and persistence, and prepare future leaders through diverse programming, services, and partnerships.
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The product of a collaboration between UM-Dearborn and Urban Campus Communities, The Union at Dearborn is independently operated and features fully furnished apartments with utilities included and modern amenities, such as:
The Mardigian Library is a campus hub for student success, creativity, knowledge creation, and interdisciplinary collaboration; a gathering place for learners; and a catalyst for integrated learning, innovation, and community engagement.
UM-Dearborn ITS is responsible for providing our campus community with technology support and services. We are charged with maintaining our IT infrastructure, while providing support for classroom, lab and office computing, managing custom development services, and collaborating with partners across campus to advance the use of technology in support of our mission.
We provide a range of services to ensure that all students receive equal access to the support they need to thrive on and off campus.
Campus is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Detroit and 38 miles east of Ann Arbor. We’re about a mile from the new John D. Dingell Transit Center. You can find coffee, snacks and meals to go right on campus. Central campus offerings include McKinley Café and Starbucks. Take some time to explore the metropolitan area and soak in the region’s history, culture and recreation. The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau offer extensive listings of nearby attractions.
The Wellness Center, located inside the Fieldhouse, is open to all current students, faculty and staff. It features cardio equipment, free weights, weight machines, men’s and women’s locker rooms, two racquetball courts and a dance studio that holds various fitness classes.
Learn to lead. Learn to listen. We’re home to more than 145 student organizations, each one an opportunity to collaborate and connect. UM-Dearborn sponsors several groups, from Student Government to Lyceum, our literary magazine. Join one of our 15 Greek organizations or the Society of Women Engineers. Share your culture through an organization for international students. Promote sustainability with ECO. There's an option for everyone!
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. In addition, colleges and academic programs also receive accreditation by college- and program-specific third party accrediting bodies as noted below.