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By Sarah Martin, News Editor

The University of Michigan-Dearborn was recently featured in both the Washington Monthly and U.S. News & World Report for various categories in 2018 rankings. According to the U.S. News & World Report, University of Michigan-Dearborn was ranked as the 8th best college in the state of Michigan.

University of Michigan-Dearborn was listed as 6th in the “Top Public Schools – Midwest” and took 38th for “Regional Universities Midwest.” To determine rankings, U.S. News & World Report looks at statistics such as first-year student retention, graduation rates, range of academic offerings, financial aid availability, and ten other factors to compile their annual ranking.

For the final ranking, Washington Monthly looked at recruiting rates and graduation rates of low-income students, which they dubbed “social mobility.” They also looked at research, which included producing “cutting edge scholarships and PhDs,” and service, the amount of encouragement students received to give back to their community or country. With this criteria, University of Michigan-Dearborn was listed as the second best college in “Best Bang for the Buck – Midwest.”