Davenport University: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Oct 20, 2021

About Davenport University

Founded in 1866, Davenport University is now the second largest private, non-profit university in Michigan. Serving almost 12,000 students across all traditional and online campuses as of 2011, the university confers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 40 programs. With 11 campuses, university locations are spread throughout Flint, Kalamazoo, Saginaw and Traverse City, as well as the main W.A. Lettinga campus in Grand Rapids.

Davenport offers on-campus and online classes for associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. The Free Brush-Up policy allows students to retake some courses at no cost, and the career services office provides employment skill training, job networking, and hands-on experience throughout a student's career at the university. Davenport University is accredited by such agencies as the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education Accreditation (IACBE), American Bar Association (ABA), and Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


Davenport University is comprised of four main colleges, including the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Health Professions, and College of Technology. The College of Arts and Sciences has programs that offer a general foundation in English, the social sciences, and mathematics, as well as Spanish training both on-campus and online and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for international students.

The College of Business offers undergraduate, graduate, and combined degree programs, and students can pursue training to become certified managers. The university's nursing and technology colleges also offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs along with specialized certificates in further study.


Students interested in applying to Davenport University must fill out their online application with the application fee of $25. Applications for freshmen and transfer students must also include SAT or ACT scores and a high school transcript, while graduate students will need either GMAT or GRE scores. With several campuses and career-oriented programs, Davenport's student body represents a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Davenport University's tuition varies according to degree level and whether a course is taken on-campus or online. The estimated cost for undergraduate students was $15,840 per year for 2012-2013. Because Davenport is a private university, there is no difference in tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Over 95% of Davenport's students receive some kind of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, work-study opportunities, loans, or employer tuition reimbursement. Tuition is due before the start of the semester and payment plans are available for students.

School Type Private, 1-year and above*
Degrees Offered Associate, bachelor's, master's, post-graduate certificates*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Rural: Fringe**
Student Body In 2011:
9,369 undergraduate students
2,338 graduate students***
Student Housing First-year students are required to live on campus; there are three residence halls on the Grand Rapids campus available to all interested students*
Schools & Programs 4 colleges; over 40 degree programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 20:1***
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level In 2011:
Associate's: Business/Commerce, General (120)
Bachelor's: Business Administration and Management, General (175)
Business Administration and Management, General (179)***
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 17% in four years
25% in six years***
Admission Rate 93% in 2010**
Entering Class Size 1,336 in Fall 2010**
First-Year Retention Rates 68% full-time students and 32% part-time students in Fall 2011***
Application Due Date Rolling admissions****
Tuition In 2012-2013:
$15,840 for undergraduate on-campus students
$16,140 for undergraduate online students
$6,852 for graduate on-campus students
$6,972 for graduate online students
(Numbers do not include university fees and specific program charges)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving It) In 2010-11:
Federal grants (59%)
State and local grants/scholarships (52%)
Institutional grants/scholarships (81%)
Federal loans (76%)***
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 97% in 2010-11***

Sources: *Davenport University, **IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics, ***College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, ****U.S. New and World Report.

Contact Information

  • Address: 6191 Kraft Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Phone Number: (800) 686-1600
  • Website:

Next: View Schools
Created with Sketch. Link to this page

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?