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 fourteenth year, UDM ranks among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in the 2015 edition of U.S.News and World Report's "Best Colleges" More
Money magazine ranks UDM in list of country’s best colleges
University of Detroit Mercy was recognized by Money magazine on July 28 as one the best colleges in the country, based on graduation rates, degree costs and return on investment. Sixteen Michigan colleges and universities were ranked in the magazine’s list of 665 public and private colleges and universities.
DCDC wins public interest design award
Treasurer of Detroit Teaches Crisis Accounting
John Naglick’78, ’83 currently serves as Detroit’s Finance Director and Interim Treasurer. This fall, Naglick brings his expertise to UDM, teaching “Accounting During a Cash Crisis” to graduate students in the MBA program and Business Turnaround Management certificate program.
- During the 2013-14 Academic Year, the School of Dentistry completed a successful review by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) for its dental hygiene and expanded pre-doctoral dental education programs. CODA approved these UDM programs for the status of “Accredited without Reporting Requirements.”
- The entering class of 2018 has 144 students, with an average GPA of 3.65 and average Dental Admissions Test scores of 21, placing UDM students in the top 85th percentile nationally among all DAT candidates.
- The School of Dentistry received a $350,000 Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant to provide programming to increase the number of individuals from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds who enter the health and allied health professions program. Through an educational pipeline program, HCOP provides the support necessary to compete for, enter, and graduate from health or allied health professions schools.
DENSO Grant to Support Driver Safety Research
The College of Engineering & Science has received a $50,000 award from the Denso North America Foundation. The funding will be used to explore multi-vehicle safety in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology of advanced vehicle development. The program, led by Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Utayba Mohammad and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mark Paulik, will result in a more innovative curriculum that includes significant hands-on design and project-based experiences. Through these experiences, students will learn about the challenges associated with advanced automotive sensor, interface, algorithm and vehicle system engineering.
Nursing Students Experience Study Abroad
The McAuley School of Nursing debuted its first nursing learn abroad opportunity with students traveling to Dublin, Ireland, in May to immerse themselves in the Mercy tradition while spending time at the original House of Mercy, two hospitals and a school of nursing. Students learned about the life, work and history of Catherine McAuley, who founded the Sisters of Mercy. This experience emphasized the meaning of a Mercy-Jesuit, values-based education.
More than 100 people attended "The State of the Economy" Symposium at the Macomb University Center in April 2014. The event offered a series of unique perspectives on various aspects of the economy.
Moot Court Program
Our award-winning Moot Court program takes UDM law students to competitions across the country as they argue legal issues in environmental, international, constitutional, asylum, criminal, and IP and IT law each year.
Titan Classic Sports: The new 24-hour TV network
This fall, UDM partnered with WADL-TV to launch the Titan Classic Sports Network, a new channel devoted to Detroit Titans sports 24 hours a day! It is only the third network in the country dedicated to the athletics of a single university, broadcasting games from decades of University sports history.