Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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Davenport University is one of the forty private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Michigan. The campus is located in a suburb, in Grand Rapids.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,160 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 582 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 413 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%). Every year 44% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Davenport University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $16,728, and fees were $830. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,728 and $830 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students7,160
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 17 149
Master's degree 2 6
Post-master's certificate 0 1
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 20

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2008 - 05/01/2012
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
09/01/2014 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/2007 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
02/01/2008 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
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 $25
Graduates $25

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$697/credit
In State Students$697/credit
Out of State Students$697/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$755/credit
In State Students$755/credit
Out of State Students$755/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 $31,365 $31,365 $31,365
ADN 70 $48,790 $48,790 $48,790
BSN 125 $87,125 $87,125 $87,125
FNP 50 $37,750 $37,750 $37,750
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, 97% of Davenport University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 39% $4,114
Other Federal Grant 7% $838
State Grant & Scholarships 43% $2,189
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 93% $8,048
Federal Student Loans 69% $9,509
Private Loans 6% $12,643


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$16,680
$30,001 to $48,000$19,433
$48,001 to $75,000$22,142
$75,001 to $110,000$22,036
Over $110,000$22,036

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.
Davenport University
6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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