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

Summary of Commission Review
Year of last comprehensive evaluation:     2013 – 2014
Year for next comprehensive evaluation:  2023 – 2024
Date of last action:                                    February 13, 2018

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

ABET, www.abet.org 
 
Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET: 
B.S. in Computer and Information Science 
 
Affiliation Status: Accredited 
Date of most recent re-accreditation: 2016
Year of next evaluation: 2022
 
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET: 
B.S.E. in Computer Engineering 
B.S.E in Electrical Engineering 
B.S.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering 
B.S.E. in Manufacturing Engineering 
B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering 
B.S. in Software Engineering 
 
Affiliation Status: Accredited 
Date of most recent re-accreditation: 2016
Year of next evaluation: 2022
Upcoming: Initial Accreditation Review for B.S.E in Robotics Engineering in Fall 2018 

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: August 1, 2018