Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI 48710

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 9,105
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,709 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

76%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Saginaw Valley State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,700 applications and 5,083 students were granted admission. Saginaw Valley State University is at the #74 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 96% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 1% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT901 to 1100
ACT20 to 25

Application Fee

$30
Undergrad students
$30
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Saginaw Valley State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $21,509 and in-state students paid $8,907.

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

$14,475
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$8,907
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$21,509
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Saginaw Valley State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 33% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,255 (which is 4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Saginaw Valley State University in 2016-2017, was 904, which is 58% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,279 (which is 0.4% below the national average.)

$4,255
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,279
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
97%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Saginaw Valley State University has enrolled a total of 9,105 students (7,168 students full-time and 1,937 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 9,105 students, 540 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and 8,335 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 770 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 209 students for distance studies.

9,105
Total Enrollment
540
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 72%

Black/African American: 8%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Saginaw Valley State University.

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
Education 27% 261 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 102
Engineering 10% 98
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 10% 92
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 74
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 26
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 23
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 21
Social Sciences 1% 12
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

38%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

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 Saginaw Valley State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

8%
Still enrolled
54%
Dropout rate
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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

$31,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Saginaw Valley State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,300. Last year, out of the total 2,759 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,566 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,677 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,409 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,300 $37,600
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 2,759 2,677

Campus Location

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80.1 mile away
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