Higher Learning​


Governed by the Dearborn Board of Education, Henry Ford College (HFC) serves over 19,000 full- and part-time students on three campuses, with programs from art to robotics. Fifty-eight associate degree and certification programs qualify students for entry-level jobs or allow them to complete the first two years of a liberal arts or pre-professional program.  One of the first to offer “Early College” to our K -12 Dearborn Public Schools, students can also leave high school with an associate degree in nursing, IT and other disciplines!

HFC’s on-site associate degree classes and skill upgrade training courses now are available to businesses. Businesses can take advantage of classes that can be taught to employees on the job site. Once the kind of training is determined, HFC also can assist businesses in applying for state funding that can reduce the cost of this training.

HFC’s unique guarantee program promises to refund tuition to any graduate for any course passed with at least a “C” if course credit does not transfer to a college or university within two years of graduation. HFC also will provide up to 16 semester credit hours of skill training to any graduate of an occupational studies program whose employer is not satisfied with his or her entry-level technical skills.


Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The University has over 9,000 students pursuing more than 90 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business and education.  A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for the challenges that face the region.  For additional information please visit – umd.umich.edu.