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DATE: Sept. 8, 2003
Campus ranks high in annual survey
DEARBORN---The University of Michigan-Dearborn was rated among the top
10 public universities offering master's degrees in the Midwest in the
annual guide to American colleges published last month 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 universities
that offer a full range of undergraduate and master's degree programs,
but few if any doctoral degrees. Those institutions are listed by region
because they tend to draw students from their surrounding areas, according
to the magazine.
Other universities included in the list of top 10 public institutions
offering master's degrees in the Midwest region include five campuses
of the University of Wisconsin, Truman State University in Missouri, the
University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Northern Iowa, Eastern
Illinois University and Washburn University in Kansas.
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 in August.
In specialty areas, UM-Dearborn's undergraduate program in industrial
and manufacturing engineering was ranked fifth 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 about 950
"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."