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.

HFC is dedicated to preparing students for a rapidly changing world and workplace by offering more than 120 associate degree, career and university transfer programs. Additionally, the College offers a Bachelor Degree in Science in Culinary and Hospitality Studies, as well as 3 + 1 programs with university partners. HFC also specializes in customized workforce development training for business and industry. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Since its founding in 1938, HFC has been the gateway for thousands of students who seek affordable, high-quality post-secondary education. To learn more, please visit us at Henry Ford College or on Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, and on YouTube. You may also call 1-800-585-4322. For individuals who require special accommodations when visiting Henry Ford College, please call Assisted Learning Services at 313-845-9617 for assistance.

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.