Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,239
Graduate Enrollment: 3,027
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 91.65%

Male/Female: 39% / 61% (2017)

First generation college students: 27.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2020 Median Admit SAT: 1,161


2020 Median Admit ACT: 24


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 57.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 35.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 22.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 14.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 81.3%
Black: 4.2%
Hispanic: 6.3%
Asian: 2.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.8%
Non-resident alien: 1.1%
Unknown race: 0.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $24,861
In-State tuition: $13,560
Out-of-State tuition: $19,296

Estimated books and supplies: $740 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,880 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,040 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,264 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,040 (2022)

Average Family Income: $84,127 (2017)
Median Family Income: $63,788 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 25.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 51.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $24,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $260 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $9,910
$30k-48k $10,828
$48k-75k $14,392
$75k-110k $19,560
$110k+ $22,237

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 41%
6-year graduation rate: 67%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $24,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $10,915 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $20,366 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $21,858 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 67.0% (2015)
@3 year 70.8% (2017)
@5 year 74.9% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 49.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 51.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $40,230 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,168 (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 Education, General. 232 $29,364 $299 $41,390 ($3,449) $43,291 ($3,608)
Master's Degree Education, General. 38 $312 $48,285 ($4,024) $57,125 ($4,760)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 65 $241 $49,688 ($4,141) $51,954 ($4,330)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 109 $310 $50,190 ($4,183) $54,196 ($4,516)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 9
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 19 $53,226 ($4,436)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 52 $30,350 $300 $43,290 ($3,608)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 23 $270 $52,052 ($4,338) $60,949 ($5,079)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 95 $30,750 $307 $39,892 ($3,324) $42,856 ($3,571)
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 33
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 27 $26,676 $265 $75,419 ($6,285)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 35 $29,172 $308 $79,734 ($6,645)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 66 $28,000 $276 $73,270 ($6,106) $74,658 ($6,222)
Bachelor's Degree Manufacturing Engineering. 13 $26,000 $257 $69,623 ($5,802)
Bachelor's Degree Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 24 $29,000 $306 $59,524 ($4,960) $77,049 ($6,421)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 41 $27,000 $286 $39,364 ($3,280) $65,601 ($5,467)
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 14 $27,000 $286 $40,837 ($3,403) $39,223 ($3,269)
Master's Degree Mathematics and Computer Science. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biopsychology. 1
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 292 $26,300 $257 $28,203 ($2,350)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 9 $26,500 $270
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 23 $28,750 $286 $34,606 ($2,884)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 269 $25,187 $244 $30,699 ($2,558) $43,206 ($3,601)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 12 $520 $52,949 ($4,412)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 43
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 126 $26,000 $265 $37,752 ($3,146) $52,352 ($4,363)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 3
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 81 $25,697 $265 $33,920 ($2,827) $42,633 ($3,553)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 58 $27,000 $286 $27,746 ($2,312) $31,984 ($2,665)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 38 $29,198 $308 $36,106 ($3,009) $37,353 ($3,113)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 3
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 31 $672 $50,700 ($4,225) $54,589 ($4,549)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 37 $28,457 $289 $36,049 ($3,004)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 18 $432 $48,058 ($4,005)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 81 $27,000 $269 $51,645 ($4,304) $60,566 ($5,047)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 62 $1,013 $106,988 ($8,916) $118,483 ($9,874)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 18 $31,741 $331
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 230 $26,300 $265 $30,928 ($2,577) $50,453 ($4,204)
Master's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 7
Master's Degree Public Health. 42 $546 $50,143 ($4,179) $63,346 ($5,279)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 36 $27,000 $276 $41,451 ($3,454) $39,784 ($3,315)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 59 $700 $63,105 ($5,259) $45,895 ($3,825)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 81 $25,000 $257 $49,569 ($4,131) $67,149 ($5,596)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 12 $26,000 $254 $53,129 ($4,427)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 281 $24,199 $228 $48,945 ($4,079) $66,308 ($5,526)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 105 $26,000 $270 $36,746 ($3,062) $40,367 ($3,364)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 64 $25,452 $246 $48,323 ($4,027)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 34 $24,397 $258 $50,193 ($4,183) $72,435 ($6,036)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 174 $26,000 $265 $47,781 ($3,982) $56,527 ($4,711)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 341 $25,000 $239 $44,892 ($3,741) $60,394 ($5,033)
Master's Degree Taxation. 6
Bachelor's Degree History. 26 $26,500 $271 $26,960 ($2,247) $40,199 ($3,350)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 60 $24,158 $239 $29,693 ($2,474) $43,064 ($3,589)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 9 $26,814 $40,871 ($3,406)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 107 $26,000 $244 $29,774 ($2,481) $42,196 ($3,516)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 22 $50,515 ($4,210)
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 1
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 19 $390 $46,805 ($3,900)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 35 $27,000 $286 $25,759 ($2,147) $42,808 ($3,567)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 160 $26,377 $265 $37,586 ($3,132) $49,854 ($4,155)
Bachelor's Degree Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. 42 $25,479 $257 $36,369 ($3,031) $42,559 ($3,547)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 100 $27,000 $257 $68,359 ($5,697) $83,360 ($6,947)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 25
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 44 $29,000 $307 $57,564 ($4,797) $78,415 ($6,535)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Information Science/Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 35 $28,740 $286 $30,435 ($2,536) $41,931 ($3,494)
Bachelor's Degree Legal Support Services. 27 $21,500 $228 $37,363 ($3,114) $47,792 ($3,983)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 129 $28,570 $287 $39,585 ($3,299) $41,299 ($3,442)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 10
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 46 $25,000 $257 $27,920 ($2,327) $35,370 ($2,948)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 21 $25,000 $246 $45,515 ($3,793) $51,621 ($4,302)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 93 $31,000 $293 $33,931 ($2,828) $44,505 ($3,709)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 98 $26,748 $257 $34,988 ($2,916) $42,578 ($3,548)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 23 $26,625 $266 $33,284 ($2,774)
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 18 $29,499 ($2,458)
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 12
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 24 $297 $71,885 ($5,990) $78,108 ($6,509)
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 47 $24,946 $256 $24,586 ($2,049)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 72 $27,000 $268 $41,697 ($3,475) $46,279 ($3,857)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 46 $407 $54,409 ($4,534) $58,312 ($4,859)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 4
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 114 $27,000 $267 $32,689 ($2,724) $43,692 ($3,641)
Master's Degree Social Work. 151 $474 $45,222 ($3,769) $52,629 ($4,386)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 62 $27,400 $286 $42,342 ($3,529) $44,033 ($3,669)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 22 $27,000 $286 $25,074 ($2,090) $33,623 ($2,802)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 21 $27,000 $264 $45,098 ($3,758) $58,840 ($4,903)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 14 $20,500 $205 $33,160 ($2,763) $46,379 ($3,865)
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 25 $19,000 $197 $35,022 ($2,919) $31,762 ($2,647)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 65 $24,250 $246 $28,602 ($2,384) $51,687 ($4,307)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 21 $26,000 $239 $30,054 ($2,505) $42,878 ($3,573)
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 15
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 7
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 67 $25,899 $260 $24,270 ($2,023) $32,664 ($2,722)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 60 $1,268
Master's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 25 $493 $52,380 ($4,365)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 207 $27,000 $265 $64,030 ($5,336) $63,576 ($5,298)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 5
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 49 $861 $96,802 ($8,067)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 7
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 258 $26,262 $264 $30,384 ($2,532) $54,508 ($4,542)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 18 $21,025 $223 $39,910 ($3,326) $53,326 ($4,444)
Master's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 60 $343 $89,850 ($7,488) $92,029 ($7,669)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 134 $27,000 $265 $53,803 ($4,484) $70,536 ($5,878)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 159 $23,750 $231 $47,706 ($3,976) $64,391 ($5,366)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 45 $228 $62,495 ($5,208) $80,533 ($6,711)
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $85,095
Full time faculty: 66%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $130,096,713 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $174,958,793 (2022)