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University of Michigan - Dearborn Data & Information Overview

411 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
69% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Michigan - Dearborn Ranked?

#566 Best Colleges in Nation
#17 Best Colleges in MI
Finance & Financial Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Michigan - Dearborn was awarded 411 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is finance & financial management.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UM Dearborn as #566 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UM Dearborn held the #611 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 57 colleges in Michigan, UM Dearborn is ranked at #17.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UM Dearborn?

69% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
58% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Michigan - Dearborn you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 58% 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 520 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Michigan - Dearborn  ( 520 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Michigan - Dearborn  ( 530 to 660 )
UM Dearborn received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Michigan - Dearborn  ( 22 to 28 )

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University of Michigan - Dearborn Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
70% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, University of Michigan - Dearborn is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Michigan - Dearborn is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Michigan - Dearborn

84% Freshmen Retention
22% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Michigan - Dearborn has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UM Dearborn is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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University of Michigan - Dearborn Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,012 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
46.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,725 undergraduates at UM Dearborn with 5,012 being full-time and 1,713 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Michigan - Dearborn Cost?

$12,855 Net Price
33% Take Out Loans
$23,272 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UM Dearborn is $12,855. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UM Dearborn

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,113 $10,465 $12,398 $17,197 $18,226

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UM Dearborn, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,818 a year. That adds up to $23,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UM Dearborn is 3.7%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UM Dearborn Graduates Make?

$56,525 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UM Dearborn make around $56,525 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UM Dearborn graduates since it is 33% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Michigan - Dearborn

Michigan State
5,012 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
University of Michigan - Dearborn is a public institution located in Dearborn, Michigan. The city atmosphere of Dearborn makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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

University of Michigan - Dearborn Majors

71 Majors With Completions
1,554 Undergraduate Degrees
661 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 71 majors graduated from University of Michigan - Dearborn. Of these students, 1,554 received undergraduate degrees and 661 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 157 $31,490
Electrical Engineering 136 $76,680
Mechanical Engineering 117 $72,006
General Biology 110 $21,720
Computer Information Systems 69 $67,918
Public Health 68 NA
Finance & Financial Management 68 $55,150
Management Information Systems 62 $53,109
Marketing 60 $43,630
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 49 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Michigan - Dearborn along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UM Dearborn

78% Take At Least One Class Online
21% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 6,529 students took at least one online class at University of Michigan - Dearborn. This is a decrease from the 8,428 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 6,529 1,769
2019-2020 8,428 5,558
2018-2019 3,115 989
2017-2018 2,896 992
2016-2017 2,524 819

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Notes and 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.


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