Titan Success

Outcomes of a Titan Education

University of 鶹AV boasts excellent outcomes for our graduates! UDM success is obvious in many ways, including these recent highlights.

Wall Street Journal 2024 rankings

The Wall Street Journal / College Pulse ranked 鶹AV among the best colleges in Michigan and in the nation, based on student outcomes, learning environment and diversity:

Number 1 Best Catholic Institution in Michigan; Number 2 Best College in Michigan; Number 52 Best College in the U.S.

Straight into higher-paying careers

Better salaries

Higher Starting Salaries

The 鶹AV Class of 2022 reported an average starting salary of more than $66,000, which is higher than average for college graduates throughout the country.  

High-end career earnings

Top 10 percent career earnings

Career earnings for UDM graduates rank in the nation's top 10% – they can expect to earn up to $1.2 million more than their peers who don't attend college.


Success within six months

98 percent post-graduation success rate Nearly all UDM graduates are employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation, according to NACE-based data.

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Free tuition for eligible students

Zero out-of-pocket tuition costs for eligible students

Learn about the Titan Edge program, which offers free tuition for eligible students.

Great things start before graduation

99 percent of undergraduate students participate in experiential learning
43 thousand dollars co-op earnings in Engineering, average college total
More than 100 community organizations served

Success across the board

  • Approximately 98% of all UDM bachelor’s degree graduates receive a career position or move on to graduate school within six months of graduation!
    • Graduates of the College of Business Administration’s achieved a 100% job placement rate within three months of graduation.
    • 100% of all students who received their license are employed upon graduation.
  • Among 鶹AV Law graduates from 2022, 90% obtained employment in legal and professional positions. Before graduating, all Law students gain hands-on legal experience and collectively provide 35,000+ hours of pro bono legal services per year to residents of the Detroit area.
  • The total pass rate for students who took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in 2022 is 100%.

  • Business students again were winners in a worldwide investing competition. In December 2022, four students from the placed , competing with participants from hundreds of schools across 45 countries, in an international portfolio contest. 

  • Rich diversity of the 鶹AV community is something the University is proud of. The current student body is:
    • White – 46%
    • Communities of Color (African American, American Indian, Alaskan, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) – 26%
    • International – 22%
    • (Chose not to report – 6%)
35,000 hours of pro bono legal services provided each year by 鶹AV Law students
99 percent pass rate on the national board dental examination

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Top 200 Best Colleges

UDM ranks among the top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth year in a row, earning a No. 185 rank in the National Universities category of the publication’s Best Colleges 2024 edition.

A 'Best Value School'

鶹AV continues to be ranked among the best schools in the country for value. U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Colleges rankings puts UDM at No. 31 on its list of Best Value Schools (up from No. 40 in the 2023 edition).

Top Catholic school

The Wall Street Journal ranks University of 鶹AV as:

  • The No. 1 Catholic university in Michigan
  • The No. 2 Catholic university in the Midwest
Campus statue of Jesus with text: Top Catholic School

Our alumni are our greatest outcomes

Nancy Susick '86, chief operating officer, Corewell Health East

Aaron Huguley '08, '13, deputy chief, Southfield Police Dept.

Scott Douglas, '06, '14, transportation engineer, MDOT

Eric Piasecki '22, clinical nurse specialist, Penn Medicine

Notable alumni

Here's a tiny sample of UDM graduates and their stellar achievements. For many more, .
  • , winner of 2004 National Book Award for Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
  • , the nation's first elected Black female attorney general, in Indiana, from 1993 to 1997
  • , former director, Michigan Department of Human Services; justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, 1998-2011 (served as chief justice, 2001-2004)
  • , head coach of New Orleans Pelicans, two-time NBA champion as assistant coach with Golden State Warriors, played 12 years in NBA
  • Kyra Harris Bolden '14, justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, the first Black female and youngest person to serve on the Court
  • , actor (Key & Peele, madTV, Animal Planet)
  • , best-selling author, several of whose works have been made into movies, such as Get Shorty, Be Cool and The Big Bounce
  • , former chief creative officer and vice president for McDonald's Corporation. 

More Titan success stories

Learn about our 2023 Alumni Achievement Awardees:

  • Agnes Bongero '63
  • William Bousquette '58, '62
  • The Hon. Maura Corrigan '73
  • Faye Nelson '75, '80
  • Richard Nykiel D.D.S. '78
  • Michael Okoroafor '82
  • Suchitra Reddy '91

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