Calvin College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,730

4.29% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$25,446

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.7%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

74.7%

3,997 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,918

92.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

76.5%

711 Graduates

About

Calvin College is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Calvin College were General Engineering (79 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (62 degrees), and General Psychology (60 degrees).

In 2016, 1,038 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Calvin College. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (791 degrees), 22.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Calvin College is $31,730, which is $7,315 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Calvin College is $31,730, which is $7,315 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,446.

In 2016, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,730

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Calvin College was $31,730. The cost of tuition at Calvin College is $7,315 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$25,446

2016 Value

2.18%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Calvin College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,446. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Calvin College grew by 2.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,690

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Calvin College was of $9,690 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.16% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Calvin College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 95% 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.

2.7%

2015 Default Rate

22

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Calvin College was 2.7%, which represents 22 out of the 814 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Calvin College received 3,997 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.52% annual growth. Out of those 3,997 applicants, 2,986 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,918 students enrolled at Calvin College in 2016, and 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Calvin College has an overall enrollment yield of 31%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,986

Accepted Out of 3,997

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Calvin College was 74.7% (2,986 admissions from 3,997 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 74.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.52%, while admissions grew by 5.14%.

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SAT Scores

29%

Submission Percentage

265

Scores Submitted

29% of enrolled first-time students at Calvin College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Calvin College has a total enrollment of 3,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Calvin College is 3,640 students and the part-time enrollment is 278. This means that 92.9% of students enrolled at Calvin College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Calvin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.7% White, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 4.03% Asian, 3.47% Two or More Races, 2.78% Black or African American, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0255% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Calvin College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Asian Female (2.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (76.3%), followed by White Male (5.26%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (2.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Calvin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,918 students. The full-time enrollment at Calvin College is 3,640 and the part-time enrollment is 278. This means that 92.9% of students enrolled at Calvin College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2016 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 College was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Calvin College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,849

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    165

  3. Asian

    158

The enrolled student population at Calvin College is 72.7% White, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 4.03% Asian, 3.47% Two or More Races, 2.78% Black or African American, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0255% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 80 students (2.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 208 more women than men received degrees from Calvin College. The majority of degree recipients at Calvin College are white (791 degrees awarded). There were 22.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Calvin College is General Engineering (79 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (62 degrees) and General Psychology (60 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Calvin College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (52 degrees), and Biology (92 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Calvin College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,953,493 people), Physicians & surgeons (415,965 people), Secondary school teachers (345,004 people), Education administrators (277,599 people), and Postsecondary teachers (250,221 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvin College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (52 degrees), Biology (92 degrees), Education (146 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Calvin College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Calvin College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (52 degrees), Biology (92 degrees), Education (146 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Calvin College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,888,646 people), Hospitals (603,585 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (489,403 people), Offices of physicians (185,340 people), and Outpatient care centers (132,643 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvin College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (52 degrees), Biology (92 degrees), Education (146 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Calvin College.

Most Common

  1. 79 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Calvin College was General Engineering with 79 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 415

  2. 623

In 2016, 415 degrees were awarded to men at Calvin College, which is 0.666 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (623).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Calvin College in General Engineering, which is 4.27 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Calvin College in Registered Nursing, which is 7.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 58% of students graduating from Calvin College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Calvin College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.23% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    791 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Calvin College is white (791 degrees awarded). There were 22.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (35 degrees).

1.83% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    470 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    321 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Calvin College is white female (470 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (321 degrees).

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Operations

Calvin College has an endowment valued at nearly $128M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.68M (2.87%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Calvin College had a total expenditure of $125M. Of that $125M, they spent $52.6M on salaries and $125M on benefits.

Calvin College employs 135 Professors, 69 Associate professors, and 48 Assistant professors. Most academics at Calvin College are Male Professors (95), Female Professors(40), and Male Associate professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvin College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 96 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 88 employees, and Service with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$128M

2015 Endowment

3.86%

growth from 2014

Calvin College has an endowment valued at about $128M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Calvin College grew 3.86% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $94.8M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.44M - Federal

  2. $20.3k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Calvin College received $2.44M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$52.6M

Salary Expenditure

$125M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Calvin College had a total expenditure of $125M. Of that $125M, they spent $52.6M on salaries and $125M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Calvin College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$52.6M

2015 Salaries

4.55%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Calvin College paid a median of $52.6M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($125M) and a 4.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.7% decline from 2013 and a 1.29% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20M

Instructional Salaries

269

Number of Employees

In 2015, Calvin College paid a total of $20M to 269 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

135 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

96 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Calvin College were Professor with 135 employees; Associate professor with 69 employees; and Associate professor with 48 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvin College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 88 employees; and Service with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Calvin College was Male Professor with 95 employees, Female Professor with 40 employees, and Male Associate professor with 40 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Calvin College.

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