The University of Michigan–Dearborn (commonly referred to as UM-Dearborn or UM-D) is a public university located in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. It is one of the two satellite campuses of the University of Michigan operating under the policies of the Board of Regents. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is located 35 miles to the west; the other satellite campus is in Flint. While governed by a single publicly elected Board of Regents, both satellite campuses have a unique mission, suite of academic programs, and identity as one of the 15 public universities of the State of Michigan. Additionally, each campus has an independent institutional budget and receives a separate appropriation from the state.
Enrolled students have full access to the extensive library systems, galleries, and sporting events of the main campus, and graduates are members of the largest alumni organization of its kind in the world, the University of Michigan Alumni Association. Faculty and students collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity, and degrees for all three campuses are conferred by the state elected Board of Regents.
Originally known for its elite engineering and management programs, UM-D now offers over 90 academic majors, 28 masters degree programs, and 3 doctoral degree programs across all disciplines. Both the College of Computer Science and Engineering and the College of Business have been designated as some of the best programs in both the nation and region. A part of the Metro Detroit region, UM-D is also known for its community engagement within the city of Detroit, and is part of The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. In 2014 UM-D was ranked the 36th best university in the Midwest by US News.