The University Of Michigan-Dearborn
The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan operating under the policies of the Board of Regents.
The campus, located on the former estate of automotive pioneer Henry Ford, was founded in 1959 as a senior-level institution offering junior, senior, and graduate-level courses and degrees. In 1971, UM-Dearborn became a comprehensive university campus offering four-year degree programs in liberal arts and sciences and graduate programs at the master's degree level.
More than 9,100 students representing a wide range of academic interests and diverse backgrounds are currently enrolled at UM-Dearborn.
As part of the University of Michigan, UM-Dearborn enjoys the association with a large multi-university and the advantages of moderate size. Through expanded evening course offerings, professional development programs and cooperative education programs, UM-Dearborn continues to respond to the educational needs of commuting students from the Detroit metropolitan community.
Mission and Values
The UM-Dearborn is an interactive, student-centered institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning.
We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to a diverse, highly motivated, and talented student body. Our programs are responsive to the changing needs of society; relevant to the goals of our students and community partners; rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative study, research, and practical application; and reflective of the traditions of excellence, innovation, and leadership that distinguish the University of Michigan.
We accomplish this mission by:
- Providing a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences;
- Providing the knowledge and skills essential for career and personal success;
- Integrating teaching, research and service in ways that enhance the learning experience;
- Providing a dynamic environment where innovation, openness, and creativity are fostered;
- Using advanced technologies to meet changing educational needs and establish links with the global community; and
- Forging partnerships with business, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.
We strive to be the institution of choice in southeastern Michigan for individuals and organizations that value accessibility, flexibility, affordability, diversity, and high achievement in education.
The UM-Dearborn campus was established in 1959 through a gift from the Ford Motor Company. The gift included approximately 196 acres of land, the Henry Ford Estate, and funds for the construction of four buildings with 226,770 gross square feet. The campus has grown considerably over the past 56 years and now includes the following facilities:
|Academic Support Center|
|Campus Support Services||Offices, support services|
|College of Arts, Science & Letters||Offices, classrooms|
|Computer & Information Science||Offices, classrooms|
|Engineering Laboratory Building||Offices, classrooms and Labs|
|Environmental Interpretive Center|
|Fairlane Center North and South||Offices, classrooms and food service|
|Fair Lane Cottages|
|Fair Lane Greenhouse|
|Fair Lane Pony Barn|
|Fair Lane Powerhouse / Visitor’s Center|
|Fieldhouse/Ice Arena / Wellness Center||Ice rink, recreation|
|Gabriel Richard Center|
|Grounds Building||Vehicle storage, offices|
|Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex||Offices, Labs|
|Henry Ford Estate||National historic landmark|
|Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems||Offices, Labs|
|Manufacturing Systems Engineering Laboratory||Labs, offices|
|Mardigian Library||Library, offices, classrooms, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery|
|Monteith Parking Structure||Parking, storage|
|Professional Education Center||Offices, classrooms and computer Labs|
|Recreational & Organization Center|
|Science Building / Computer Wing||Classrooms, Labs, offices|
|Science Learning and Research Center||Classrooms, Labs, offices|
|Social Sciences Building||Classrooms, Labs, offices|
|University Center||Offices food service, copy center, bookstore|
The University of Michigan-Dearborn is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Additional accreditation has also been awarded to various UM-Dearborn programs and is noted within each school's section.
For information regarding the accreditation status of the University, either of the following may be contacted:
The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500Chicago, IL 60604-1413
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Office of the Provost
1080 Administration Building
Dearborn, MI 48128-2406