Davenport University

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Davenport University, or DU for short, is a private higher education institution located in Caledonia Township, Michigan, a suburb of the larger Grand Rapids. The University, however, has campus locations throughout the state. In addition to its main campus, the university has 11 other campuses located throughout the state of Michigan as well as an online campus. Davenport was founded by Conrad Swensburge in 1866 and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The school also offers post-graduate certifications and diplomas in several areas of study including technology, business, and health care studies.

Physical Campus, Facilities, and On-Campus Housing

The campus is composed of two main buildings: the Devos and Van Andel Academic Center and the Sneden Center. The former houses a modern classroom that is replete with technological resources available to students. The latter, the Sneden Center, was completed in 2010 and is designed to support academics and arts, which translates to additional classroom space, faculty offices, and an auditorium.

In recent years, DU has begun transitioning into more of a traditional campus, which is a move away from its recent commuter-school past. As such, the campus has added student housing in order to accommodate students' desire to live on campus. Currently, the campus is home to three residence halls.

Student Life

With a student population of over 13,000, the physical campus is relatively small compared to other institutions of similar size. DU's main campus (W.A. Lettinga) in Grand Rapids offers a large selection of student organizations and activites, residence halls and dormitories, and a well developed athletics program.


The University is subdivided into approximately four academic colleges – The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Health Professions, The College of Technology and The Donald W. Maine College of Business – through which over 50 of its degree programs are administered. Davenport specialized in business education and some of its most popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Business/Commerce, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources Management and Marketing. Given its size, the University is able to provided a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1 while still maintaining one of the highest acceptance rates in the nation. The University and its programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

6191 Kraft Avenue SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512-5926

(616) 698-7111

(866) 925-3884

Contact: Daryl Kingrey

Executive Director of Admissions
Main Address

6191 Kraft Avenue SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512-9366

(616) 451-3511


Total undergrads: 9,806

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 925

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,673

Graduate enrollment: 967


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bioinformatics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management B
Executive Assistant A
Finance/Banking A,B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Marketing Management B,C
Service management and marketing B

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,B
Computer Systems Analysis A
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Computer/Systems Security A,B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B
Management/Clinical Assistant B,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Insurance Billing C
Medical Insurance Coding A,C
Medical Records Administration B
Medical Records Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A,B
Nursing – Practical C
Phlebotomy C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies C
Security Services Management A,B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Davenport University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (616) 698-7111
Website: www.davenport.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.davenport.edu/office-admissions/apply-now
Address: 6191 Kraft Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512-9396
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,429
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,722 (27% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $19,338
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,338
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $12,978

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Davenport University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Davenport University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 146115
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3484
Education 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 6255
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Grand total 26153115

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Davenport University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $19,338
Out-of-state $19,338
Books and supplies $904

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,888
Out-of-state $15,888

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 569 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 565 98% $12,978
Student loan aid 351 61% $10,846

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,665 87% $8,298
Federal student loans 2,974 56% $9,934

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Davenport University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Davenport University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,568 1,207 1,361
Percent admitted 100% 83% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 25% 28% 22%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Davenport University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,429
Undergraduate enrollment 5,078
Graduate enrollment 1,351

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Davenport University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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