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DATE: August 20, 2004
UM-Dearborn rates high in magazine survey
DEARBORN---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 published this week by U.S.
News. In addition, the campus's College
of Engineering and Computer Science was rated among the top undergraduate
engineering programs in the country.
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 doctoral degrees. Those institutions are rated by region
because they tend to draw students from their surrounding areas, according
to the magazine.
UM-Dearborn's engineering program was ranked among the top 30 schools
in the country without doctoral programs, based on a survey of deans and
senior faculty members around the country. The ratings appear in the magazine's
annual guide to America's best colleges, published August 23.
In specialty areas, UM-Dearborn's undergraduate program in industrial
and manufacturing engineering was ranked fourth in the country.
Nearly 1,500 undergraduate students are currently enrolled in the College
of Engineering and Computer Science, pursuing degrees in computer and
information science, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and
manufacturing systems engineering, and mechanical engineering. The school
also offers master's degree programs, which currently enroll nearly 1,000
"These polls are not scientific, and their results cannot be considered
accurate measures of the quality of a school," according to Subrata
Sengupta, dean of the UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer
Science. "But it is nice to know that we enjoy a good reputation
among faculty members at schools around the country."