Davenport University

College Degree Finder

Out-of-State Tuition
A-List Ranking

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.

Enjoy this post? Don't forget to share.