Our future depends on developing our intellectual capacity to compete on national and global levels.
I. Increase Enrollment

The global economy increasingly values knowledge, education, imagination and skill. The smarter and better prepared our workforce, the better our region can compete and succeed. More than ever, Michiganís future depends on its college-educated graduates.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn has made a major commitment with our campus growth initiative. We will grow the enrollment of the campus from the current 9,000 to a goal of 12,000 students in the coming decade.

How are we doing it?

  • More aggressive recruiting to increase the number, quality and diversity of our students
  • Continually increasing our funding and awarding of scholarships and financial aid
  • Stronger infrastructure: Our new Science Learning and Research Center, Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems, and other improvements have put in place the physical capacity to grow
  • Expanding our study, research and program offerings, serving an ever broader range of undergraduate student interests
  • Growth in our graduate programs

Because so many University of Michigan-Dearborn graduates stay to live and work in southeastern Michigan, our strong enrollment growth constitutes a real infusion of intellectual and professional capability to propel this metropolitan region forward.



Andrew Toy

"The University of Michigan-Dearborn's greatest contributution to the well-being of metropolitan Detroit is our graduates, who apply their first-rate preparation to the professional, economic, and public life of southeastern Michigan. We're increasing our enrollment in an effort to further strengthen our ties to the community, and to improve the quality of life for all of metropolitan Detroit."

-Chancellor Daniel Little