Calvin University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,600
4.16% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$26,482
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
73.2%
3,199 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,307
90.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
75.4%
712 Graduates

About

Calvin University is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Calvin University were General Engineering (83 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees), and Registered Nursing (62 degrees).

In 2020, 1,075 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Calvin University. 55.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (777 degrees), 14.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Calvin University is $37,600, which is $9,200 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Calvin University is $37,600, which is $9,200 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,482.

In 2020, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Calvin University was $37,600. The cost of tuition at Calvin University is $9,200 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$26,482
2020 Value
5.26%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Calvin University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,482. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Calvin University grew by 5.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,600
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Calvin University was of $10,600 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.92% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Calvin University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Calvin University received 3,199 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.35% annual decline. Out of those 3,199 applicants, 2,342 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,307 students enrolled at Calvin University in 2020, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Calvin University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,342
Accepted Out of 3,199

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Calvin University was 73.2% (2,342 admissions from 3,199 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 76.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.35%, while admissions declined by −10.8%.

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SAT Scores

79%
Submission Percentage
506
Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Calvin University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Calvin University has a total enrollment of 3,307 students. The full-time enrollment at Calvin University is 2,988 students and the part-time enrollment is 319. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Calvin University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Calvin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.2% White, 5.35% Asian, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Black or African American, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.0605% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Calvin University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (31.5%) and Asian Female (3.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.4%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Asian Female (2.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Calvin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,307 students. The full-time enrollment at Calvin University is 2,988 and the part-time enrollment is 319. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Calvin University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2020 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 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Calvin University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,323
  2. Asian
    177
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    156

The enrolled student population at Calvin University is 70.2% White, 5.35% Asian, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Black or African American, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.0605% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 24 students (0.726%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 109 more women than men received degrees from Calvin University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Calvin University is white (777 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Calvin University is General Engineering (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees) and Registered Nursing (62 degrees).

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 (51 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 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 University are Elementary & middle school teachers (147,391 people), Clergy (125,525 people), Postsecondary teachers (125,443 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (116,134 people), and Secondary school teachers (113,703 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvin University are Theology (51 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), and English (25 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 University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Physicians, Surgeons, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Calvin University are Theology (51 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), and English (25 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (374,704 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (255,305 people), Religious organizations (143,373 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (120,285 people), and Legal services (98,161 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvin University are Theology (51 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), and English (25 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 University.
Most Common
  1. 83 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 62 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Calvin University was General Engineering with 83 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

483
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
592
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 483 degrees were awarded to men at Calvin University, which is 0.816 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (592).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Calvin University in General Engineering, which is 4.19 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 50 degrees were awarded to women at Calvin University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.17 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 62% of students graduating from Calvin University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Calvin University is Female and White (80.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.983% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    777 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    55 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Calvin University is white (777 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

2.14% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    433 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    344 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Calvin University is white female (433 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (344 degrees).

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Operations

Calvin University has an endowment valued at nearly $191M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.17M (3.75%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Calvin University had a total salary expenditure of $116M. Calvin University employs 116 Professors, 44 Associate professors, and 34 Assistant professors. Most academics at Calvin University are Male Professors (80), Female Professors(36), and Male Associate professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvin University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 88 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$191M
2020 Endowment
8.12%
growth from 2019

Calvin University has an endowment valued at about $191M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Calvin University grew 8.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $151M 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. $4.43M - Federal
  2. $37k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Calvin University received $4.43M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $37k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$46.4M
2020 Salaries
3.51%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Calvin University paid a median of $46.4M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($116M) and a 3.51% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.121% decline from 2018 and a 0.273% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16M
Instructional Salaries
204
Number of Employees

In 2020, Calvin University paid a total of $16M to 204 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Calvin University were Professor with 116 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 34 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvin University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Calvin University was Male Professor with 80 employees, Female Professor with 36 employees, and Male Associate professor with 28 employees.

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

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