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

August 17, 2006

DEARBORN / Aug. 18, 2006---The University of Michigan-Dearborn was rated among the top five master's-level public universities in the Midwest in the annual guide to American colleges to be published by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition, the campus's College of Engineering and Computer Science was rated among the top 20 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 August 28.

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 the magazine.

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.

"The university's high ranking is just one more piece of evidence that tells students and their families what exceptional opportunities are here at UM-Dearborn," according to Stanley E. Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life. "And the national ranking of our undergraduate engineering program is especially gratifying because it speaks to the reputation UM-Dearborn has among leaders of other institutions. It's great to be at a place that others hold in such high regard."

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