Olivet College
Olivet, MI 49076


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,078
Religious affiliation United Church of Christ
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 721 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Olivet College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,654 applications and 1,416 students were granted admission. Olivet College is at the #51 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 97% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 4% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT870 to 1180
ACT18 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Olivet College's tuition was $24,670 for all students regardless of residency (7.9% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Olivet College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 49% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,507 (which is 2.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Olivet College in 2016-2017, was 202, which is 85% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,169 (which is 4.6% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Olivet College has enrolled a total of 1,078 students (951 students full-time and 127 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,078 students, 56 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 59% men and 41% women and 1,045 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 33 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 33 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 71%

Black/African American: 15%

Two or more races: 5%

Hispanic: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Olivet College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 23% 28
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 17 0
Natural Resources And Conservation 7% 8
Social Sciences 5% 6
Mathematics And Statistics 3% 4
Psychology 3% 4
History 3% 4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 4
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 2
Education 2% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Olivet College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Olivet College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $28,700. Last year, out of the total 433 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 398 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 642 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 578 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $28,700 $36,400
Employment Rate 92% 90%
Total Graduates 433 642

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Olivet College.

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16.3 mile away
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