Great Things at UDM
Below are just some of the distinguishing features and faculty that reflect educational excellence at UDM.
UDM ranks #14 in the "2015 College Choice Ranking"
UDM ranks #14 in the "2015 College Choice Ranking of Regional Universities – Midwest." The "2015 College"Choice Ranking of Regional Universities – Midwest" is based exclusively on factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision. According to the most recent nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, these factors include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market. Each of these factors was weighted equally in the ranking and data was derived from a variety of publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.
NIH grant to address underrepresented minority students in biomedical majors
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $21.2 million grant to a consortium, comprised of University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne State University, Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College District, to develop a common curriculum that will support and mentor students from diverse backgrounds in biomedical research fields. Over a five-year period, the grant will enable the institutions to accelerate the number of underrepresented undergraduate students who go on to receive master’s and doctoral degrees and ultimately attain successful biomedical research careers. The goal of this initiative is to establish Detroit as the center for biomedical research training and help fuel the academic renaissance of Detroit. Read more.
- UDM’s School of Architecture has had the best overall passing rates in the state on the architecture license exams four years in a row.
- At the time of graduation in May 2014, 75% of architecture graduates had at least one full-time job offer before graduation.
- At the American Institute of Architecture’s Michigan Awards Banquet in June 2014, SOA alumni, students and faculty won several key awards, including the Young Architect of the Year award, the AIA Michigan Associate of the Year Award, the prestigious AIA Michigan President’s Award for service to the profession through contributions in the academic realm, and finally, one of our graduates won the state-wide award for the best student project of the year.
- SOA alumnus James Timberlake, FAIA, ’74, was named by President Obama to the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors.
- SOA alumnus Mickey Jacob, FAIA, ’81, ’82, was the 2013 national president of the American Institute of Architects.
- SOA alumni were named the “Best Young Architect of the Year” in Detroit for four of the past six years.
- SOA alumni were also named “Best Young Architect of Year” for the entire State of Michigan (four winners at this level in the past six years.)
- UDM School of Architecture graduate students won the statewide award from AIA Michigan for the best student design project in Michigan in 2013 and 2014.
- In the last two years, 11 of the 16 available scholarships awarded statewide by the Michigan Architecture Foundation went to UDM students.
New Program Offerings
In addition to the traditional undergraduate and MBA degrees, the College of Business Administration now offers a combined BS/MBA program leading to both degrees in five years. Additionally, the College now offers concentrations in business law, sports management, business intelligence, international business and human resource management, as well as finance, accounting, management, marketing and decision science. Graduate certificate programs include Forensic Accounting, Ethical Leadership & Change Management, Finance and Business Turnaround Management (available online).
- 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.
UDM Engineering Ranks among Top 100 in U.S.
University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science has been named one of the top Engineering programs in the country again in the 2015 edition of the U.S.News & World Report's "Best Colleges."
New Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Curricula Approved
The Michigan Board of Nursing approved the newly revised BSN curricula, traditional and second degree, which addresses the competencies for professional practice, includng teamwork/collaboration, quality improvement, safety, informatics, evidence-based practice and pateint-centered care.
Cyber Security Programs Support Homeland Security
The Cybersecurity Center services include everything from the development of digitally literate citizens to the production of experts in the practices of protecting our Nation's virtual infrastructure. The academic program is built around Michigan's oldest National Security Agency (NSA)/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE). However, the research and public service offerings extend into all areas of our society, from law enforcement and private security to advanced mobile security and malware protection.
Focused on understanding the intersection of legal systems in today’s global marketplace, the School of Law provides the opportunity to earn a Canadian and American Dual J.D. Students in the Dual J.D. program earn law degrees from both the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and are, therefore, eligible to be licensed in American jurisdictions and in Canada.
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.