Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI 48710
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Saginaw Valley State University is one of the twenty-one public 4-year colleges in Michigan. The campus is located in a suburb, in University Center.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 8,617 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,231 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 911 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%). Every year 40% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Saginaw Valley State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,381, and fees were $438. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $22,625 and $438 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students8,617
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 35 165
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 7

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1190
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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 $30
Graduates $30

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$313/credit
In State Students$313/credit
Out of State Students$754/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$564/credit
In State Students$564/credit
Out of State Students$1,074/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 $14,085 $14,085 $33,930
ADN 70 $21,910 $21,910 $52,780
BSN 125 $39,125 $39,125 $94,250
FNP 50 $28,200 $28,200 $53,700
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 Saginaw Valley State 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 36% $4,365
Other Federal Grant 1% $1,380
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $826
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 75% $4,963
Federal Student Loans 66% $6,144
Private Loans 7% $8,958


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$12,221
$30,001 to $48,000$12,193
$48,001 to $75,000$14,906
$75,001 to $110,000$16,309
Over $110,000$16,890

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Rd
University Center, MI 48710

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