Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Calvin College is one of the forty private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Michigan. The campus is located in an urban area, in Grand Rapids.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,840 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 889 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 773 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 87%). Every year 72% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students3,840
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Christian Reformed Church
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate87%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 5 60

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1930 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1100 to 1330
ACT23 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$790/credit
In State Students$790/credit
Out of State Students$790/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$492/credit
In State Students$492/credit
Out of State Students$492/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $35,550 $35,550 $35,550
ADN 70 $55,300 $55,300 $55,300
BSN 125 $98,750 $98,750 $98,750
FNP 50 $24,600 $24,600 $24,600
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Calvin College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 20% $4,096
Other Federal Grant 20% $960
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,795
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $17,004
Federal Student Loans 50% $5,272
Private Loans 9% $14,052


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$19,824
$30,001 to $48,000$20,509
$48,001 to $75,000$22,057
$75,001 to $110,000$25,658
Over $110,000$29,999

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.
Calvin College
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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