University of Michigan Flint founded in 1956 on a commitment to bring a quality Michigan education to Flint and the surrounding area, UM-Flint has done exactly what we set out to do. In the process, they’ve welcomed a record number of students into our classrooms, equipping them with the knowledge, experiences, and skills to make lasting contributions to the businesses, organizations, and communities they help shape. University of Michigan-Flint is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. The HLC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. The University of Michigan–Flint is rated as one of the best masters-level public universities in the Midwest by US News and World Report. The Princeton Review has included UM–Flint in the "Best in the Midwest" category in their publication 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region. The Part-Time MBA Program is ranked 41st in the United States (overall) and 9th in the Midwest (by region). The Princeton Review has also included UM–Flints School of Management in their The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition.