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Davenport University Overview

Davenport University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Davenport University Known For?

2,621 Full-Time Undergraduates
$17,670 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest degree offered at Davenport University.
  • In 2017-2018, 21% of the faculty were full-time.

Davenport University Rankings

Davenport University is ranked #1,266 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. Davenport University also holds the #36 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Davenport University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Davenport University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 798
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 884
Best Colleges for the Money 1,035
Best Colleges for International Students 1,160
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,246
Best Colleges 1,266

Where Is Davenport University?

Location of Davenport University

Contact details for Davenport University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6191 Kraft Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512-9396
Phone: 616-698-7111

How Do I Get Into Davenport University?

You can apply to Davenport University online at:

Admission Requirements for Davenport University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Davenport University?

82% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
Davenport University has an acceptance rate of 82%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Can I Afford Davenport University?

$17,670 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Davenport University is $17,670. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Davenport University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,364 $20,323 $23,692 $22,547 $26,937

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Davenport University, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $11,317 a year. That adds up to $45,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Davenport University is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Davenport University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,621 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,597 undergraduate students at Davenport University, with 2,621 being full-time and 2,976 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Davenport University

There are also 1,563 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,621 full-time undergraduates at Davenport University, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Davenport University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Davenport University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Davenport University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 63
Black or African American 221
Hispanic or Latino 93
White 1,887
International Students 100
Other Races/Ethnicities 257

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Davenport University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 10 countries are represented at Davenport University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, India, and Pakistan.

Online Learning at Davenport University

2,908 Took All Classes Online
4,915 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 24 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at Davenport University. In 2017-2018, 4,915 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Davenport University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Davenport University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Davenport University was -4.8%. This is the #2,461 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Davenport University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Davenport University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 1%
Computer Programming 40%
Computer Science 41%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 29%
Education 38%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 29%
Human Resource Management 8%
Multilingual Education 38%
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Davenport University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Davenport University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #9
Computer Systems Analysis #10
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #42
International Business #45
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #56
Computer Science #58
Health Sciences & Services #61
Information Science #63
Social Work #82
Finance & Financial Management #85
Legal Support Services #90
Computer Programming #90
Health & Physical Education #108
Legal Professions #125
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #125
Information Technology #145
Marketing #150
Human Resource Management #167
General Business/Commerce #208
Public Administration & Social Service #238
Accounting #327
Health & Medical Administrative Services #392
Computer & Information Sciences #474

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Davenport University Majors

In 2017-2018, Davenport University awarded 2,356 undergraduate degrees and 878 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 15 108 29 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 52 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 8 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 1 1 0 0
Business Administration & Management 1 136 238 0
Computer Programming 0 5 0 0
Computer Science 10 46 2 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 1 9 0
Computer Systems Networking 12 26 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 6 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 3 26 1 0
General Business/Commerce 52 128 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 1 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 30 71 81 0
Health & Physical Education 0 36 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 6 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 65 0 0
Information Science 0 1 0 0
Information Technology 1 40 24 0
International Business 0 6 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 16 0 0
Marketing 0 67 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 33 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 20 0
Nursing 0 167 10 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 25 0
Total 356 2,000 878 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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