University of Michigan-Dearborn was founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Co. Since registering the first class of 34 students, the institution continued to grow, setting a new enrollment record in 2012, and refine its vision for southeast Michigan: “In service to creating positive change in southeast Michigan, our vision is to earn national recognition as a dynamic metropolitan university where teaching and research interact, in an inclusive environment, to develop future leaders and new knowledge.”
UM Dearborn offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates, from the following colleges:
- College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters
- College of Business
- College of Education, Health, & Human Services
- College of Engineering & Computer Science
Within each college, online courses are available within undergraduate programs. Nearly 20 graduate level degrees are available in completely online formats.