While the specter of the COVID-19 pandemic loomed over the world, upending life as we know it, the University continued to serve the public through education, research, service, and patient care. This list from the newly released annual report provides a glimpse into the University’s accomplishments during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020.
More than 64,500
Total enrollment on all three U-M campuses
More than 80,000
Undergraduate applications for all three campuses, a record number. This marks the 13th consecutive year that the number of applications has increased.
New master’s degree programs created at UM-Dearborn in marketing, public administration and policy, and cybersecurity
Year that the UM-Flint College of Innovation & Technology, announced in September 2020, will open
Number of U-M students that the Detroit Center for Innovation, announced in October 2019, is designed to accommodate
The Graduation Success Rate (GSR), according to the NCAA 2019 annual GSR and Federal Graduation Rate reports for all NCAA Division I institutions. U-M matched its previous year’s all-time record report of a four-year average GSR of 93%.
U.S. public university, according to the QS World University Rankings
National public university, according to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of undergraduate universities. U-M ranked No. 25 of all universities, public and private.
Graduate programs ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top 10
In Newsweek’s 2020 World’s Best Hospitals list; Michigan Medicine is No. 5 in the ranking of best hospitals in the U.S.
Annual research expenditures, leading to advancements in areas ranging from the pandemic to driverless vehicle technology, social justice, and carbon neutrality
31 and 522
Startups and inventions, respectively, spurred by University research. This record number for the University boosts the state and national economies.
More than 800
Proposals by U-M researchers to pursue COVID-related research during the first six months of the pandemic
Number of artists included in the Institute for the Humanities livestreaming video series “House Calls: Virtual Studio Visits with Michigan Artists in a Pandemic.” The University also launched its campus arts initiative, which is currently in its startup phase.
Major projects in planning, in progress, or completed. These include the renovations of the Alumni Center and the Michigan Union, the expansion of UM-Flint’s Murchie Science Building, and completion of the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building.
Total revenue for operating activities
Total endowment funds, which provide support for a variety of academic, health-related, and other needs across the University
More than 1,600
Number of students from low-income families who received support to cover the entire cost of tuition and fees through the Go Blue Guarantee
Total in pledge payments and cash gifts to the University
Too many to count
Donations from the local, regional, and global community of protective equipment, food, and cash in response to COVID-19 needs at Michigan Medicine and throughout the community