Great Things at UDM
Below are just some of the distinguishing features and faculty that reflect educational excellence at UDM.
Great Things University-wide
UDM Increases Standing in U.S. News RankingFor the thirteenth year, UDM ranks among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges"More
University of Detroit Mercy Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools® Designation
Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named University of Detroit Mercy to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. www.militaryfriendlyschools.com
- For the third year in a row, UDM Architecture graduates have the highest pass rate on the Architect Registration Exam in the state of Michigan, leading in 3 of 7 categories and overall in 2011. They have also surpassed the national pass rate average.
- In May 2012, approximately half of the graduating class already had positions in the field in place prior to graduation.
UDM remains the only private institution in Michigan with AACSB International accreditation. This standard of excellence places UDM among the top 5 percent of business schools in the world.
Renewed Funding to the Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs received renewed funding of over $300,000 for UDMSD’s pipeline programs. The grant funds assist pre-doctoral and pre-hygiene students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programs help underrepresented minorities (URM) learn about the opportunities in the oral health care profession. Additionally, the funding will assist in the educational development of URM allied health faculty, along with providing resources for the UDMSD Sealant Program.
Pre-Med. Pre-Dental Program Graduates Excel
Each year students in UDM’s pre-med and pre-dent programs are admitted to medical and dental schools at rates far above the national average. UDM offers one of the widest variety of pre-med/pre-dent majors in the nation, allowing future physicians to build foundations in science (biology, biochemistry or chemistry), technology (engineering) or information systems (math/computer science) . . . preparing themselves to employ emerging scientific discoveries, medical technologies and health informatics of the future.
Nurse Anesthesia Program Ranks Nationally
University of Detroit Mercy's Nurse Anesthesia program has been ranked as the 11th best in the country, according to U.S.News and World Report "Best Graduate Schools 2012" rankings. The program has an outstanding national reputation both for its instruction as well as its clinical training
Teacher Preparation Program Rated Exemplary
UDM’s Teacher Preparation program received an Exemplary rating by the State Board of Education based on the 2011-2012 performance score, released in July 2013. During the past five years, UDM’s program ranking has steadily increased due to program improvements made by UDM’s Education Department.
Criteria for the program rating include weighted components from earlier reviews of institutional programs, the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) test scores, new teacher efficacy surveys, supervisor validation of new teachers’ efficacy, program completion rates, and additional consideration that the program’s mission is responsive to the state’s teacher preparation needs.
Engaged Law Faculty
The faculty members at the School of Law make presentations throughout the country, and their scholarship is published in a wide variety of journals throughout the United States. For example, in Fall 2013, Professor Peggy Costello spoke at the University of Iowa School of Law at a symposium that also featured professors from the law schools at Harvard University, University of Michigan, and Washington University in St. Louis. In Summer 2013, Professor Cara Cunningham organized a highly successful conference (hosted by UDM School of Law) on Law and Education in the Americas: Comparative Perspectives. Recent faculty scholarship has appeared in or is forthcoming in a variety of journals, including the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy; the Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice; the Clinical Law Review and others.
Detroit Titans Postseason Highlight
The 2013 Titans made four postseason appearances (two NCAA appearances), three conference players of the year, two conference championships, one All-American, and the unique status of being among the nation's best Division I-AAA schools. During the 2012-13 season only four of the 32 Division I universities that all compete in men's and women's basketball, men's lacrosse and women's golf reached the postseason. Detroit was the only DI-AAA member in the group, which included three powerhouse programs, Duke, North Carolina and Notre Dame, all of which will be in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 2013-14.