Michigan and Beyond

January 2019

It’s official. As the newly published 2018 Annual Report illustrates, it was another record-setting year for the University, for both fundraising and research dollars. And there are other milestones to be celebrated, such as the highest student enrollment ever in U-M history and the percentage of students on campus now paying zero tuition. This list provides a glimpse of the University’s successes from the past fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2018.


Students enrolled in fall 2017


Graduate programs in the Top Ten, according to U.S. News & World Report

$11.9 billion

Size of U-M’s endowment

$8,716 million

Total revenue for operating activities

2.0 percent

Increase in state appropriations


Public university in research volume for the eighth consecutive year

$1.55 billion

The largest amount of research dollars ever to come into the University

$5 billion

The most successful capital campaign in the history of public higher education


Michigan Medicine hospitals ranking in the nation

16.3 percent

Increase in undergraduate financial aid budget for a total of $205.6 million


Number of online U-M master’s degrees now available through a partnership with Coursera

$150 million

Committed to the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the largest gift ever to Michigan Medicine


Startup companies launched by U-M, nearly double the number from last year


New inventions reported by U-M researchers


Number of students in the U-M School of Public Health’s first undergraduate cohort

Too many to count

Stories shared virally due to a new 2018 initiative called “This Is Michigan—Stories of Our State,” showing U-M’s impact on the quality of life across the state