Exploring U-M’s Opportunities Around the World


Facts & Figures

Quick facts about the University of Michigan’s commitment to global education.

  • 127

    U-M hosted students from 127 countries last year.

  • 17

    U-M’s International Institute houses 17 centers and programs focused on world regions and global themes

  • No.5

    U-M ranked 5th in the nation in the number of students studying abroad for the year 2014-2015.

    Institute of International Education
  • 2,640

    U-M is the No. 4 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers since it was founded in 1961

  • 65+

    More than 65 languages are taught at U-M

U-M was ranked 14th globally in the annual Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings in 2016.

The university has official websites in Hindi, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. It also has an account on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like social media service in China.

Students from U-M were awarded 29 Fulbright grants for the 2015-16 academic year – more than any other public university. Only one other institution – Harvard University – received more than U-M.  Fulbrights were also awarded to five faculty members, putting U-M in the No. 6 spot on the list of top-producing universities.

U-M was ranked No. 5 in the nation in the total number of students studying abroad in 2014-15, according to the most recent Open Doors survey by the Institute of International Education.

The university was ranked No. 14 nationally for the size of its international student body in 2014-15, with a total 7,630 international students, according to the Open Doors survey by the Institute of International Education, a New York-based nonprofit group.

U-M was one of five U.S. colleges and universities to receive the 2012 Sen. Paul Simon Award that recognizes outstanding and innovative achievements in campus internationalization.

U-M has more than 575,000 alumni around the world.