Ready for the Future

January 2018

Can you guess how many undergraduate applications the University received in fiscal year 2017 (which happens to be a record number)? How about the amount of its research expenditures compared with other public universities? These numbers are just two of many in the newly published 2017 annual report, which shows how research, education, and patient care are setting the stage for U-M’s third century. The report also features messages from leadership, annual highlights, major projects, and awards and honors. This list provides just a glimpse of the many impressive numbers from the past fiscal year.

Students enrolled in fall 2016

Degrees granted in 2016–17

Undergraduate applications for all three campuses, a record number

Public university in the country, according to The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education

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

9.5 percent
Increase in undergraduate financial aid for a total of nearly $180 million

$10.9 billion
Size of endowment

2.9 percent
Increase in state appropriations

$8,177 million
Total revenue for operating activities

Nearly $1.5 billion
Research expenditures, making U-M No. 1 among all public universities in the U.S.

New inventions

New companies based on technology developed at U-M

$467 million
Cash gifts and pledge payments

$15 million
Investment by Ford Motor Co. in the U-M robotics building

U.S. students from U-M studying abroad, the most of any school in the Big Ten

More than 100
LED bulbs that replaced the traditional floodlights on Burton Tower, thus illuminating the tower and displaying a variety of colors

Too many to count
Expressions of Wolverine pride during the University’s bicentennial year