About Henry Ford College

Your choice of a college will change your life. It’s an exciting decision, and there are so many reasons to choose Henry Ford College, the FutureDriven educational home for thousands of students each year. Whatever your life goals, we will help you identify and achieve them.

Your success is our success. Learn more about Michigan's best choice for your college education.

As broad as your horizons. As deep as your imagination.

Some people choose a college because of reputation, cost, size, program, or location. You'll find great options for all of those reasons here. But we believe it's time to think bigger. It's time to find your place.

Are you ready to drive your future?

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As a community-focused college, Henry Ford College welcomes students from Dearborn to Detroit to Downriver to communities across our great state of Michigan, and all over the world. HFC meets you where you are:
if you know where you're going and you know how to get there...
if you who have no idea what you want to do, but you know you want to do something meaningful with your life…
or if you're anywhere in between.

At Henry Ford College, you will find:

  • A welcoming community
  • Serious scholars, teachers, and learners
  • Broad career options, and guidance in choosing your future
  • 150+ top-rated academic programs, from workforce training and trades to business, health care, STEM, liberal arts, and more -- with seamless transfer options for bachelor's and master's degrees
  • Flexible scheduling that fits your needs
  • An incredibly diverse student body
  • NJCAA Division II varsity athletics
  • Fun-loving peers, with sports, clubs, and campus life
  • One of the most affordable colleges in Michigan, with great academics and successful graduates!
  • Personal, academic, and career support from Day One through your graduation and beyond.

We start by listening and learning about you: your talents and skills, your passions and dreams. We provide a pathway to your future, whether than means a workforce or technical education program, a certification program, or a full-fledged degree program. And if you want a second career or a stackable credential, we'll help you earn that, too.

College Leadership

The College is led by President Russ Kavalhuna, under the guidance of the Board of Trustees, and with the collaboration of 8 Cabinet members, 4 deans, and other campus leaders including union presidents. Faculty also play a significant role in College leadership through shared governance.


Mission, Vision, and Values

Henry Ford College transforms lives and builds better futures by providing outstanding education. Read the Full Mission, Vision, and Values Statement.


Strategic Planning

HFC's strategic plan outlines the strategic goals, objectives, and implementation strategies for the college.



The College and all HFC programs received the highest level of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, and many of our individual programs are also accredited by the premier professional organizations in their field.

College History

Henry Ford College (HFC) was founded in 1938 as a community resource and educational gem, which has been its legacy for more than 80 years.

Today, HFC is a public community college in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, enrolling 13,000 students and offering a bachelor's degree, 3+1 programs, associate degrees, and a variety of certificate and workforce development and training programs, as well as dual-enrollment options. HFC offers classes on its two Dearborn campuses and other regional locations, and offers many popular online courses in a variety of academic programs. Non-credit and free course options are also available to qualifying participants.

A more thorough history of the College may be found on our website.

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