Calvin University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,370
1% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,775
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.427%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.2%
4,079 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,231
85.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
77%
688 Graduates

About

Calvin University is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Calvin University were General Engineering (75 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (69 degrees), and General Psychology (50 degrees).

In 2022, 966 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Calvin University. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (651 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Calvin University is $38,370, which is $10,040 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Calvin University is $38,370, which is $10,040 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,775.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Calvin University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$38,370
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Calvin University was $38,370. The cost of tuition at Calvin University is $10,040 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$25,775
2022 Value
4.96%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Calvin University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,775. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Calvin University grew by 4.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,800
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Calvin University was of $10,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Calvin University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.427%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Calvin University was 0.427%, which represents 3 out of the 702 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Calvin University received 4,079 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.33% annual growth. Out of those 4,079 applicants, 3,027 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,231 students enrolled at Calvin University in 2022. 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Calvin University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,027
Accepted Out of 4,079

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Calvin University was 74.2% (3,027 admissions from 4,079 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.33%, while admissions grew by 1.17%..

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SAT Scores

61%
Submission Percentage (2022)
377
Scores Submitted (2022)

61% of enrolled first-time students at Calvin University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Calvin University had a total enrollment of 3,231 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Calvin University is 2,764 students and the part-time enrollment is 467. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Calvin University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Calvin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.6% White, 4.98% Asian, 4.39% Black or African American, 3.84% Hispanic or Latino, 2.82% Two or More Races, and 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Calvin University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.8%), followed by White Male (33%) and Asian Female (2.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.1%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.72%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Calvin University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,231 students. The full-time enrollment at Calvin University is 2,764 and the part-time enrollment is 467. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Calvin University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Calvin University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Calvin University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,282 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    161 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    142 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Calvin University is 70.6% White, 4.98% Asian, 4.39% Black or African American, 3.84% Hispanic or Latino, 2.82% Two or More Races, and 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 41 students (1.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 122 more women than men received degrees from Calvin University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Calvin University is white (651 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (62 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Calvin University is General Engineering (75 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (69 degrees) and General Psychology (50 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Calvin University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Calvin University are Physicians (409,845 people), Postsecondary teachers (216,275 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (193,115 people), Other managers (185,290 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (144,184 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvin University in 2022 are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Biology (82 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Calvin University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Calvin University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Biology (82 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Calvin University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (502,873 people), Elementary & secondary schools (468,067 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (463,150 people), Offices of physicians (204,764 people), and Scientific research & development services (146,069 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvin University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Biology (82 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Calvin University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 75 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Calvin University was General Engineering with 75 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

422
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
544
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 422 degrees were awarded to men at Calvin University, which is 0.776 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (544).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Calvin University in General Engineering, which is 3.17 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Calvin University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.67 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 64% of students graduating from Calvin University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Calvin University is Female and White (80.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.33% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    651 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Calvin University is white (651 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (62 degrees).

0.725% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    369 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    282 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Calvin University is white female (369 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (282 degrees).

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Operations

Calvin University has an endowment valued at nearly $249M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.78%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Calvin University had a total salary expenditure of 107M. Calvin University employs 97 Professors, 38 Associate professors and 26 Assistant professors. Most academics at Calvin University are Male Professor (68), Female Professor (29), and Male Associate professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvin University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 115 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, and Management with 41 employees.

Endowment

$249M
2022 Endowment
2.33%
growth from 2021

Calvin University has an endowment valued at about $249M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Calvin University grew 2.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $199M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$43.3M
2022 Salaries
3.82%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Calvin University paid a median of $43.3M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($107M) and a 3.82% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15M
Instructional Salaries
182
Number of Employees

In 2022, Calvin University paid a total of $15M to 182 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
115 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Calvin University were Professor with 97 employees, Associate professor with 38 employees, and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvin University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 115 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees, and Management with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Calvin University was Male Professor with 68 employees, Female Professor with 29 employees, and Male Associate professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Calvin University.

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