Our History

Henry Ford College (HFC) is a public two-year college located in Dearborn, Michigan. The College, established in 1938, is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Michigan Commission on College Accreditation. The school was originally named Fordson Junior College when it opened its doors in 1938. Later, the College adopted the name Dearborn Junior College in 1946. It became Henry Ford Community College in 1952, named after the Henry Ford Trade School which closed and its assets were transferred to the Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education. In May 2014, the College was renamed Henry Ford College.

Since its founding in 1938, HFC has been the gateway to higher education for thousands of students seeking affordable, high-quality post-secondary education.

HFC is a comprehensive public community college serving about 18,000 students each fall and winter semester in southeast Michigan. HFC is dedicated to preparing students for a rapidly changing world and workplace by offering more than 100 associate degree career and university transfer programs. HFC offers high-quality, innovative programs to meet the educational and training needs of the region. Students prepare to transfer to a university or prepare to go directly to work. HFC also specializes in customized workforce development training for business and industry. Since its founding in 1938, HFC has been the gateway to higher education for thousands of students who seek affordable, high-quality post-secondary education. To learn more about Henry Ford College, please visit us at our official website or on Facebook, Twitter, and on YouTube, or call 1.800.585.HFCC (4322).

HFC offers classes on two campuses situated in Dearborn. HFC's Main Campus is located on the southwest corner of Ford Road and Evergreen, north of the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. The East Campus is home to HFC’s Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) and the state-of-the-art Nursing building. East Campus is located on Schaefer Road just north of Rotunda.

In May 2013, Dr. Stan Jensen assumed the presidency of HFC, which marked the start of the College’s 75th anniversary year. Under his leadership, he steered the College out of a $16 million budget deficit through various cost-savings measures, passed a millage, and re-focused efforts at the College on student success initiatives.