Grace Christian University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,040
1.74% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,988
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.32%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
99.7%
293 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,031
61.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
49.3%
35 Graduates

About

Grace Christian University is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Grace Christian University were Lay Ministry (29 degrees awarded), General Studies (10 degrees), and General Psychology (8 degrees).

In 2022, 192 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grace Christian University. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (109 degrees), 2.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grace Christian University is $14,040, which is $2,076 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Grace Christian University is $14,040, which is $2,076 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,988.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Grace Christian University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,040
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Grace Christian University was $14,040. The cost of tuition at Grace Christian University is $2,076 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$12,988
2022 Value
3.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Grace Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,988. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Grace Christian University grew by 3.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,037
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grace Christian University was of $8,037 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.93% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Grace Christian University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 33.9% with respect to 2021, when 62% 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.
3.32%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Grace Christian University was 3.32%, which represents 14 out of the 422 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Grace Christian University received 293 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 58.9% annual growth. Out of those 293 applicants, 292 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,031 students enrolled at Grace Christian University in 2022.

Grace Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 38.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
292
Accepted Out of 293

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grace Christian University was 99.7% (292 admissions from 293 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 100%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 58.9%, while admissions declined by −59%..

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Enrollment

Grace Christian University had a total enrollment of 1,031 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Grace Christian University is 632 students and the part-time enrollment is 399. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Grace Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grace Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% White, 23.2% Black or African American, 6.21% Hispanic or Latino, 4.27% Two or More Races, 2.04% Asian, 1.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.291% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grace Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.3%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Black or African American Female (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.3%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Black or African American Female (17.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grace Christian University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,031 students. The full-time enrollment at Grace Christian University is 632 and the part-time enrollment is 399. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Grace Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 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 Grace Christian University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Grace Christian University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    531 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    239 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    64 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Grace Christian University is 51.5% White, 23.2% Black or African American, 6.21% Hispanic or Latino, 4.27% Two or More Races, 2.04% Asian, 1.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.291% 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/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

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, 116 students (11.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 20 more women than men received degrees from Grace Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grace Christian University is white (109 degrees awarded). There were 2.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Grace Christian University is Lay Ministry (29 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (10 degrees) and General Psychology (8 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Grace Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (82 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), and Psychology (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grace Christian University are Social workers, all other (274,370 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (196,872 people), Other managers (195,325 people), Police officers (154,908 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (103,929 people).

The most specialized majors at Grace Christian University in 2022 are Theology (82 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), Psychology (21 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and Protective Services (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Grace Christian University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Grace Christian University are Theology (82 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), Psychology (21 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and Protective Services (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Grace Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (574,106 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (411,633 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (332,170 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (262,527 people), and Individual & family services (257,480 people).

The most specialized majors at Grace Christian University are Theology (82 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), Psychology (21 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and Protective Services (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Grace Christian University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 24 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grace Christian University was Lay Ministry with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

86
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
106
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Grace Christian University, which is 0.811 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (106).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Grace Christian University in Lay Ministry, which is 1.79 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Grace Christian University in General Human Services, which is 3.29 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 20% of students graduating from Grace Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Grace Christian University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    109 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grace Christian University is white (109 degrees awarded). There were 2.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

6.25% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    60 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Grace Christian University is white female (60 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (49 degrees).

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Operations

Grace Christian University employs 7 Professors, 7 Assistant professors and 2 Associate professors. Most academics at Grace Christian University are Male Professor (5), Female Assistant professor (4), and Male Assistant professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grace Christian University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 14 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$5.74M
2022 Salaries
1.6%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Grace Christian University paid a median of $5.74M in salaries, a 1.6% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$819k
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2022, Grace Christian University paid a total of $819k to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
7 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grace Christian University were Professor with 7 employees, Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Associate professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grace Christian University were Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grace Christian University was Male Professor with 5 employees, Female Assistant professor with 4 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 3 employees.

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

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