Parents’ Guide to College 2021 Special Section
| Davenport University
6191 Kraft Ave. SE • Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Undergraduate Enrollment Information: 800-686-1600, davenport.edu/go
A career-centered curriculum and real-world experience are what students can expect at Davenport University. 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 students a career-centered curriculum and empowers them with real-world experience.
Davenport’s academic programs meet today’s demands and anticipate tomorrow’s needs. They’re so confident in their curriculum, they offer several career guarantees, ensuring students earn a position in their field or the opportunity to come back and earn a graduate degree at no cost. Davenport’s innovative approach and commitment to quality will help you get where the world is going — and arrive ahead of the pack.
Year founded: 1867
Current enrollment: 6,200
Student-faculty ratio: 13:1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 40
Number of master’s degrees offered: 12
Number of doctoral degrees offered: 0
Subject matter expertise: Davenport’s unique approach to education offers students a career-centered curriculum and empowers them with real-world experience in business, technology, health, and urban education.
In-state tuition: $24,150
Out-of-state tuition: $24,150
Percentage of students on financial aid: 93%
Top three awards/recognitions: Davenport University was selected as a 2020 Michigan Performance Excellence Award winner – the state’s highest honor for organizations that have demonstrated outstanding performance, leadership, and operational excellence; it is the first university in Michigan to earn this distinction. MiPEx is one of more than 50 state and regional Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award programs.
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.
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 850 student-athletes enrolled annually.
Affiliated colleges/satellite campuses: Detroit: Wayne Community College, Warren Campus, Midtown Campus. Grand Rapids: W.A. Lettinga Campus. Holland Campus. Kalamazoo Community College. Lansing Campus. Midland: Great Lakes Bay Campus. Traverse City: Northwestern Michigan College.