Annual Accolades

The 2019 U-M Annual Report highlights many successes within the University community.
Read time: 2 minutes

The newly published 2019 U-M Annual Report highlights a Nobel Prize winner, Fulbright Scholars, and the medical system along with many other successes within the University community. This list demonstrates the hard work of faculty, staff, students, and alumni during the past fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2019.


Public university in research volume for the ninth consecutive year


Square footage of the new Central Campus Classroom Building, which will replace the addition built onto the Ruthven Building in 1964 and will include 1,400 classroom seats and a 550-seat auditorium


Increase in financial aid for undergraduates on the Ann Arbor campus, with 15.4% and 8.4% increases in institutionally awarded financial aid on the Dearborn and Flint campuses, respectively


Consecutive years that applications to U-M have increased, growing to a record number of more than 80,000 submitted from around the world for its three campuses

$45 million

Total funding for nine major bioscience initiative projects, including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of concussions and the planet’s adaptation to human-caused climate change


New inventions by U-M researchers, a record number

$1.22 billion

Funds from the Victors for Michigan campaign allocated to student support


Alumni who have served in the Peace Corps since its creation in 1961, making U-M the all-time producer of volunteers


Startups launched at U-M in a wide variety of sectors, including computer hardware and medical devices


Nobel Prize in Physics awardedto Gérard Mourou, a U-M emeritus professor of electrical engineering and computer science, for “groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”

$12.4 billion

Funds in the endowment invested principally in the University’s long-term portfolio


Ranking of Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals by U.S. News & World Report


Students who received Fulbright grants, making U-M the top public university in the nation for successful applicants to the U.S. cultural exchange program


Position among U.S. public universities in the QS World University Rankings

$484 million

Donations in payments and cash to the University, making it the second-highest year ever for fundraising


License and option agreements signed by the Office of Technology with companies seeking to commercialize U-M discoveries

$370 million

Appropriations from the state of Michigan for the University, a 2% increase from the fiscal year 2018

Become a Member Today!

Your membership dollars allow us to tell stories that celebrate U-M alums’ achievements and their impact in the world. Support this work and get access to all Michigan Alum articles by joining today.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using this site, you accept our use of cookies.