Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

U-M again ranks near top in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The university continues to rank near the top in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best undergraduate colleges and universities. The 2011 rankings were released online today at

U-M maintained its ranking as the No. 4 public university and was ranked at No. 28 among the nation’s best national universities, up one from last year.

UM-Dearborn was rated among the best regional universities in the Midwest. It was ranked at No. 34, down from No. 32 last year, but still the highest-rated Michigan public institution.

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business undergraduate program ranks No. 3 nationally, tied with U.C. Berkeley, and is among the top five schools in five specialties: accounting (5th), finance (5th), management (1st), marketing (2nd) and product/operations (5th).

The College of Engineering undergraduate program ranks No. 7 nationally. In specialty rankings, engineering is among the top five in five specialty areas: aerospace engineering (2nd), industrial/manufacturing (2nd), materials (4th) and mechanical (4th).

Among regional universities, the engineering program at the UM-Dearborn was tied with nine other schools at No. 27, up from No. 31 last year.

U-M also was recognized for a number of programs that lead to student success including learning communities, service learning and undergraduate research and creative projects.