Parents’ Guide to College 2020 Special Section
| Davenport University
6191 Kraft Ave. • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Undergraduate Enrollment Information: 800-686-1600, davenport.edu/go
Career-centered Curriculum and Real-world Experience
For more than 150 years, Davenport has stood apart from other universities because of its unrelenting focus on ensuring its graduates rise to the top of the job market. Its unique approach to education offers a career-centered curriculum and empowers students with real-world experience.
Davenport provides an education that works for its students, with more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, small class sizes, seven-week courses, and classes held online or on campuses across Michigan.
The university is so confident in its curriculum, it offers career guarantees, ensuring students earn a position in their field or the opportunity to come back and earn a graduate degree at no cost. Its commitment to quality will help you get where the world is going — and arrive ahead of the pack.
Year founded: 1867
Current enrollment: 6,800
Student-faculty ratio: 15:1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 40
Number of master’s degrees offered: 12
Number of doctoral degrees offered: 0
Subject matter expertise: Business, technology, and health.
In-state tuition: $23,900
Out-of-state tuition: $23,900
Percentage of students on financial aid: 95
Top three awards/recognitions:
DU has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award for six consecutive years from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The magazine also recognized Davenport’s president, Dr. Richard Pappas, with the Giving Back Award in 2016.
The Committee on National Security Systems, in conjunction with the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, has designated Davenport University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the year 2020.
Davenport University is an active member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II (DII). Davenport University has 22 NCAA-sponsored sports, with more than 560 student-athletes enrolled annually.
Affiliated colleges/satellite campuses:
Detroit: Wayne Community College, Macomb Community College, Schoolcraft College, Warren Campus, Midtown Campus. Flint: Mott Community College. Grand Rapids: W.A. Lettinga Campus. Holland Campus. Kalamazoo Community College. Lansing Community College. Midland Campus. Traverse City: Northwestern Michigan College.