Accreditations

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.

Accrediting Information

The Higher Learning Commission
Affiliation Status:                                       Accredited (1970 – present)
                                                                  PEAQ Participant; Standard Pathway

Nature of Organization
Legal Status:                                              Public
Degrees Awarded:                                     B, M, S, D, C

Conditions of Affiliation
Reports Required:                                     Assurance Report 2017
Other Visits Scheduled:                             October 2017

Summary of Commission Review
Year of last comprehensive evaluation:     2013 – 2014
Year for next comprehensive evaluation:  2023 – 2024
Date of last action:                                    January 22, 2014

University of Michigan-Dearborn HLC Self-Study August 2013
HLC Comprehensive Report for UM-Dearborn November 2013

Accreditation Information by College

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

American Chemical Society

  • Affiliation Status: Accredited
  • Date of most recent re-accreditation: 2011
  • Year of next evaluation: 2021

College of Business

The Association to Advance the Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB)

  • Affiliation Status: Accredited
  • Date of most recent re-accreditation: 2017
  • Year of next evaluation: 2021

College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • B.S. in Computer and Information Science - Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

  • B.S.E. in Computer Engineering - Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

  • B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering - Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

  • B.S.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering - Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • B.S.E. in Manufacturing Engineering - Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering - Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • B.S. in Software Engineering - Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Michigan Department of Education

  • Affiliation Status: Accredited

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

  • Affiliation Status: Accredited
  • Date of most recent re-accreditation: February 2012
  • Year of next evaluation: 2019

​National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

  • Affiliation Status: Accredited
 

All of UM-Dearborn’s accreditation documents are available here.  If you experience trouble accessing the information you seek, please contact the Office of the Provost at 313-593-5030.

Last edit date: March 9, 2017