Exploring U-M’s Opportunities Around the World


Facts & Figures

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

  • 141

    U-M hosted students from 141 countries last year.

  • 17

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

  • No.3

    U-M ranked 3rd in the nation in the number of students studying abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Institute of International Education
  • 2,720

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

  • 40+

    More than 40 languages are taught at U-M

View the latest reports on U-M Education Abroad 2017-2018 Academic Year and U-M Education Abroad 2016-2017 Academic Year.

U-M was ranked 21st globally in the annual Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings in 2018.

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 21 Fulbright grants for the 2016-17 academic year – more than any other public university.

U-M was ranked No. 3 in the nation in the total number of students studying abroad in 2016-17, according to the most recent Open Doors survey by the Institute of International Education.

The university was ranked No. 16 nationally for the size of its international student body in 2017, 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.