Saginaw Valley State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,907

4.42% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,475

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.13%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

75.9%

6,700 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

9,105

78.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

38%

657 Graduates

About

Saginaw Valley State University is a higher education institution located in Saginaw County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saginaw Valley State University were Registered Nursing (122 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (92 degrees), and Social Work (92 degrees).

In 2016, 1,753 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saginaw Valley State University. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,346 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (128 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saginaw Valley State University is $8,907, which is $-11,253 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saginaw Valley State University is $8,907, which is $-11,253 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,475.

In 2016, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,907

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Saginaw Valley State University was $8,907. The cost of tuition at Saginaw Valley State University is $-11,253 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,475

2016 Value

4.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Saginaw Valley State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,475. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Saginaw Valley State University grew by 4.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,917

Room and Board

$1,250

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saginaw Valley State University was of $8,917 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 2.75% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.21% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Saginaw Valley State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 9.09% with respect to 2015, when 77% 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.

8.13%

2015 Default Rate

228

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Saginaw Valley State University was 8.13%, which represents 228 out of the 2804 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

Saginaw Valley State University received 6,700 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.63% annual decline. Out of those 6,700 applicants, 5,083 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.9% acceptance rate.

There were 9,105 students enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University in 2016, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saginaw Valley State University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,083

Accepted Out of 6,700

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saginaw Valley State University was 75.9% (5,083 admissions from 6,700 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -4.63%, while admissions declined by -4.97%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

4

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Saginaw Valley State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saginaw Valley State University has a total enrollment of 9,105 students. The full-time enrollment at Saginaw Valley State University is 7,168 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,937. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saginaw Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72% White, 8.17% Black or African American, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.703% Asian, 0.198% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.011% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (51.7%), followed by White Male (11.9%) and Black or African American Female (2.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saginaw Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,105 students. The full-time enrollment at Saginaw Valley State University is 7,168 and the part-time enrollment is 1,937. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

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 Saginaw Valley State University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Saginaw Valley State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,552

  2. Black or African American

    744

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    361

The enrolled student population at Saginaw Valley State University is 72% White, 8.17% Black or African American, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.703% Asian, 0.198% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.011% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 497 students (5.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 387 more women than men received degrees from Saginaw Valley State University. The majority of degree recipients at Saginaw Valley State University are white (1,346 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (128 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saginaw Valley State University is Registered Nursing (122 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (92 degrees) and Social Work (92 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saginaw Valley State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (48 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 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 Saginaw Valley State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,036,235 people), Secondary school teachers (363,606 people), Education administrators (303,747 people), Social workers (225,362 people), and Miscellaneous managers (211,814 people).

The most specialized majors at Saginaw Valley State University are History (48 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), English (57 degrees), and Education (266 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 Saginaw Valley State University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Saginaw Valley State University are History (48 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), English (57 degrees), and Education (266 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 Saginaw Valley State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,061,977 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (420,508 people), Hospitals (258,746 people), Individual & family services (159,207 people), and Legal services (157,838 people).

The most specialized majors at Saginaw Valley State University are History (48 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), English (57 degrees), and Education (266 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 Saginaw Valley State University.

Most Common

  1. 122 degrees awarded

  2. 92 degrees awarded

  3. 92 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saginaw Valley State University was Registered Nursing with 122 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 683

  2. 1,070

In 2016, 683 degrees were awarded to men at Saginaw Valley State University, which is 0.638 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,070).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Saginaw Valley State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.1 times more than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 102 degrees were awarded to women at Saginaw Valley State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.1 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 9% of students graduating from Saginaw Valley State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (46%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saginaw Valley State University is Female and White (46% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 5.63% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,346 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    128 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saginaw Valley State University is white (1,346 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (128 degrees).

4.34% of degree recipients (76 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    865 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    481 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saginaw Valley State University is white female (865 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (481 degrees).

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Operations

Saginaw Valley State University has an endowment valued at nearly $74.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $237k (0.318%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Saginaw Valley State University had a total expenditure of $139M. Of that $139M, they spent $60.2M on salaries and $139M on benefits.

Saginaw Valley State University employs 93 Professors, 88 Associate professors, and 79 Assistant professors. Most academics at Saginaw Valley State University are Male Professors (61), Female Associate professors(45), and Male Associate professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saginaw Valley State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 102 employees, Management, with 94 employees, and Service with 66 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$74.6M

2015 Endowment

3.65%

growth from 2014

Saginaw Valley State University has an endowment valued at about $74.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Saginaw Valley State University grew 3.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.7M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.59M - Federal

  2. $395k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Saginaw Valley State University received $2.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $395k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$60.2M

Salary Expenditure

$139M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Saginaw Valley State University had a total expenditure of $139M. Of that $139M, they spent $60.2M on salaries and $139M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Saginaw Valley State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$60.2M

2015 Salaries

0.498%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Saginaw Valley State University paid a median of $60.2M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($139M) and a 0.498% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.43% growth from 2013 and a 2.91% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.4M

Instructional Salaries

309

Number of Employees

In 2015, Saginaw Valley State University paid a total of $21.4M to 309 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

93 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

102 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saginaw Valley State University were Professor with 93 employees; Associate professor with 88 employees; and Associate professor with 79 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saginaw Valley State University were Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees; Management with 94 employees; and Service with 66 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saginaw Valley State University was Male Professor with 61 employees, Female Associate professor with 45 employees, and Male Associate professor with 43 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Saginaw Valley State University.

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