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Maintaining Excellence

The 2021 U-M Annual Report highlights many successes within the University community, despite global challenges.
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The newly published 2021 U-M Annual Report highlights a Nobel Prize winner, Fulbright Scholars, and a record number of first-year applications along with many other successes within the University community. This list provides just a few examples of the hard work of faculty, staff, students, and alumni during fiscal year 2021, which ended June 30, 2021.

No. 1

U.S. Public University according to the QS World University Rankings (2021-22)

$1.58 billion

Research volume during fiscal year 2021

More than 65,000

Total students across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses

1

Building named in honor of U-M President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman, which houses the Life Sciences Institute. It is the first academic building on the Ann Arbor campus named for a woman.

1

Nobel Prize in Economics awarded—to alum Paul Milgrom, ’71, in 2020 for his work in improving auction formats

40

Fulbright grants offered to U-M student and faculty scholars in the 2020-21 academic year, placing the University among the top-producing institutions in the country for both programs

100-plus

Graduate programs ranked in the top 10 of the U.S. News & World Report rankings

502

Inventions by U-M researchers

23

Startups launched at U-M

287

License and option agreements with companies seeking to commercialize U-M research discoveries, a record number

265

Digital items from more than 150 donors for the Bentley Historical Library’s COVID-19 collection

27%

In-state students on the Ann Arbor campus who pay no tuition, thanks to the Go Blue Guarantee, which has expanded to the Dearborn and Flint campuses

90,000

Applications from prospective first-year students from around the world for its three campuses, a record number

134,000

Square footage of the new Ford Motor Company Robotics Building, with space for classrooms; offices; and custom research labs for robots that fly, walk, roll, and augment the human body

5.6%

Increase in financial aid for undergraduates on the Ann Arbor campus, along with an 11.8% increase in institutionally awarded financial aid for the Dearborn campus

$17 billion

Endowment funds, which are invested principally in the University’s long-term portfolio

$373 million

Appropriations from the state of Michigan for the University

7

Public universities in the country, including U-M, with the highest-possible credit ratings from S&P Global and Moody’s

$432 million

Donations in pledge payments and cash gifts to the University, including $127 million in student support gifts

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