UM-Dearborn rated fourth among master's-level public universities in the Midwest in the annual guide to American colleges published by U.S. News & World Report

August 28, 2009

DEARBORN / Aug. 28, 2009---The University of Michigan-Dearborn was rated fourth among master's-level public universities in the Midwest in the annual guide to American colleges published by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition, the campus's College of Engineering and Computer Science was rated among the top undergraduate engineering programs in the country at schools without doctoral programs. The magazine publishes that list for “students who prefer a program focused on undergraduates.”

The ratings appear in the magazine's annual guide to America's best colleges, published Aug. 25.

In the magazine's ratings, UM-Dearborn is compared with other public universities that offer a full range of undergraduate and master's degree programs, but few or no doctoral degrees. Those institutions are rated by region because they tend to draw students from their surrounding areas, according to U.S. News.

The magazine said it bases its overall rankings “on quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality.” Their rankings of engineering programs are based on a peer survey of deans and senior faculty members at schools around the country.

“It is particularly gratifying to see our campus at number four in the Midwest,” according to Stanley E. Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life.  “This is a tangible expression of what students and families have been saying for years about our quality and value.”

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