Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,963
Graduate Enrollment: 189
Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 75.06%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 13.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,246
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1120 - 1340

2022 Median Admit ACT: 27
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 24 - 30

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 73.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 55.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 39.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 26.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 70.8%
Black: 4.1%
Hispanic: 4.1%
Asian: 5.3%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 2.9%
Non-resident alien: 12.1%
Unknown race: 0.6%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $51,965
In-State tuition: $38,240
Out-of-State tuition: $38,240

Estimated books and supplies: $1,300 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,500 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,800 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,500 (2022)

Average Family Income: $97,529 (2017)
Median Family Income: $82,351 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 16.2%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 37.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,250 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $246 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $20,855
$30k-48k $20,357
$48k-75k $21,849
$75k-110k $25,126
$110k+ $29,910

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 66%
6-year graduation rate: 77%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,532 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $21,145 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $22,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 86.1% (2015)
@3 year 89.4% (2017)
@5 year 89.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 73.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 71.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $39,819 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $50,860 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 1
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 8
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 19 $23,250 $246 $33,288 ($2,774) $41,748 ($3,479)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 9
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 17 $32,492 ($2,708)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Systems Analysis. 5
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 26 $19,000 $193 $66,548 ($5,546) $84,959 ($7,080)
Master's Degree Education, General. 19
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 4
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 5
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 46 $19,500 $207 $40,428 ($3,369) $42,024 ($3,502)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 43 $26,022 $276 $39,671 ($3,306) $45,474 ($3,790)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 114 $23,000 $238 $65,728 ($5,477) $78,363 ($6,530)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 8
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 40 $19,500 $207 $36,398 ($3,033) $41,960 ($3,497)
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 16 $22,397 ($1,866)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 28 $410 $58,168 ($4,847) $59,805 ($4,984)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 10
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 16 $23,000 $244
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 65 $26,924 $268 $60,587 ($5,049) $64,067 ($5,339)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 69 $21,072 $212 $43,774 ($3,648) $61,665 ($5,139)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 27 $23,250 $246 $49,764 ($4,147) $70,257 ($5,855)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 10
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 6
Bachelor's Degree History. 8 $43,253 ($3,604)
Bachelor's Degree Literature. 11
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 39 $19,682 $209 $19,797 ($1,650) $44,990 ($3,749)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 31 $27,000 $286
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics and Computer Science. 2
Bachelor's Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 15
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 34 $24,833 $263 $26,318 ($2,193) $47,546 ($3,962)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 9
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. 20
Associate's Degree Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. 19
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 8
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 49 $23,767 $252 $30,782 ($2,565) $40,721 ($3,393)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 19 $27,000 $286 $29,432 ($2,453) $44,349 ($3,696)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 25 $20,000 $212 $26,851 ($2,238) $42,857 ($3,571)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 6
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 13
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 12
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 19 $20,417 ($1,701)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 22 $20,928 $209
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 6 $34,478 ($2,873)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 38 $21,000 $207 $58,189 ($4,849)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $80,388
Full time faculty: 99%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 12.0

School's endowment start of year: $190,876,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $242,913,000 (2022)