Calvin College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,100

4.32% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$26,306

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.5%

3,221 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,840

93% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

72.3%

693 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 (99 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (81 degrees), and Registered Nursing (65 degrees).

In 2017, 1,106 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Calvin College. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (842 degrees), 20 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Calvin College is $33,100, which is $7,906 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Calvin College is $33,100, which is $7,906 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,306.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,100

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Calvin College was $33,100. The cost of tuition at Calvin College is $7,906 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$26,306

2017 Value

3.38%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Calvin College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,306. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Calvin College grew by 3.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,840

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Calvin College was of $9,840 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 1.55% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Calvin College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.05% with respect to 2016, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Calvin College received 3,221 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 19.4% annual decline. Out of those 3,221 applicants, 2,689 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,840 students enrolled at Calvin College in 2017, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Calvin College has an overall enrollment yield of 33.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,689

Accepted Out of 3,221

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Calvin College was 83.5% (2,689 admissions from 3,221 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 74.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -19.4%, while admissions declined by -9.95%.

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SAT Scores

64%

Submission Percentage

568

Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Calvin College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Calvin College has a total enrollment of 3,840 students. The full-time enrollment at Calvin College is 3,571 students and the part-time enrollment is 269. This means that 93% of students enrolled at Calvin College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Calvin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.1% White, 5.29% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Asian, 3.23% Two or More Races, 3.1% Black or African American, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Calvin College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.4%), followed by White Male (32.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (61.7%), followed by White Male (14.9%) and Two or More Races Female (6.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Calvin College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,840 students. The full-time enrollment at Calvin College is 3,571 and the part-time enrollment is 269. This means that 93% of students enrolled at Calvin College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

2017 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 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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

    2,693

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    203

  3. Asian

    175

The enrolled student population at Calvin College is 70.1% White, 5.29% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Asian, 3.23% Two or More Races, 3.1% Black or African American, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 67 students (1.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 132 more women than men received degrees from Calvin College. The majority of degree recipients at Calvin College are white (842 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (42 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Calvin College is General Engineering (99 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (81 degrees) and Registered Nursing (65 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 Language & Linguistics (76 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees).

Workforce

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 College are Physicians (398,621 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (167,935 people), Postsecondary teachers (155,915 people), Other managers (132,627 people), and Clergy (116,623 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvin College are Language & Linguistics (76 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees), Biology (88 degrees), and Theology (17 degrees).

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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 College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Calvin College are Language & Linguistics (76 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees), Biology (88 degrees), and Theology (17 degrees).

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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 College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (510,187 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (351,982 people), Elementary & secondary schools (314,183 people), Offices of physicians (188,209 people), and Religious organizations (137,609 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvin College are Language & Linguistics (76 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees), Biology (88 degrees), and Theology (17 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. 99 degrees awarded

  2. 81 degrees awarded

  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Calvin College was General Engineering with 99 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 487

  2. 619

In 2017, 487 degrees were awarded to men at Calvin College, which is 0.787 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (619).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Calvin College in General Engineering, which is 5.6 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to women at Calvin College in Registered Nursing, which is 12 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 57% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Calvin College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.866% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    842 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Calvin College is white (842 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (42 degrees).

1.9% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    475 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    367 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Calvin College is white female (475 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (367 degrees).

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Operations

Calvin College has an endowment valued at nearly $146M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.1M (11.1%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Calvin College had a total salary expenditure of $122M. Calvin College employs 138 Professors, 66 Associate professors, and 42 Assistant professors. Most academics at Calvin College are Male Professors (102), Male Associate professors(37), and Female Professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvin College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 102 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 79 employees, and Service with 61 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$146M

2017 Endowment

12.8%

growth from 2016

Calvin College has an endowment valued at about $146M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Calvin College grew 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $109M 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. $3.08M - Federal

  2. $62.6k - State

  3. $4.9k - Local

As of 2017, Calvin College received $3.08M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $62.6k from state grants and contracts, and $4.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$48M

2017 Salaries

0.539%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Calvin College paid a median of $48M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($122M) and a 0.539% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.25% decline from 2015 and a 4.55% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20M

Instructional Salaries

259

Number of Employees

In 2017, Calvin College paid a total of $20M to 259 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

138 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

102 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Calvin College were Professor with 138 employees; Associate professor with 66 employees; and Associate professor with 42 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvin College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 102 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees; and Service with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Calvin College was Male Professor with 102 employees, Male Associate professor with 37 employees, and Female Professor with 36 employees.

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

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