Saginaw Valley State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,381

5.32% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,991

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.11%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.8%

6,457 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

8,617

79% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.8%

699 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 (200 degrees awarded), Social Work (105 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (102 degrees).

In 2017, 1,907 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saginaw Valley State University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,425 degrees), 12.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (118 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saginaw Valley State University is $9,381, which is $-11,352 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saginaw Valley State University is $9,381, which is $-11,352 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,991.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,381

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Saginaw Valley State University was $9,381. The cost of tuition at Saginaw Valley State University is $-11,352 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,991

2017 Value

3.34%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Saginaw Valley State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,991. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Saginaw Valley State University grew by 3.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,185

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saginaw Valley State University was of $9,185 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Saginaw Valley State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 7.14% with respect to 2016, when 70% 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.

8.11%

2016 Default Rate

215

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Saginaw Valley State University was 8.11%, which represents 215 out of the 2651 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 6,457 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.63% annual decline. Out of those 6,457 applicants, 4,768 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,617 students enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University in 2017, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saginaw Valley State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,768

Accepted Out of 6,457

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saginaw Valley State University was 73.8% (4,768 admissions from 6,457 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 75.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.63%, while admissions declined by -6.2%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

1,003

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Saginaw Valley State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saginaw Valley State University has a total enrollment of 8,617 students. The full-time enrollment at Saginaw Valley State University is 6,805 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,812. This means that 79% 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 72.7% White, 8% Black or African American, 4.08% Hispanic or Latino, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.859% Asian, 0.244% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.2%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56.9%), followed by White Male (10.6%) and Asian Female (2.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saginaw Valley State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,617 students. The full-time enrollment at Saginaw Valley State University is 6,805 and the part-time enrollment is 1,812. This means that 79% of students enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2017 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 74%. 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

    6,265

  2. Black or African American

    689

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    352

The enrolled student population at Saginaw Valley State University is 72.7% White, 8% Black or African American, 4.08% Hispanic or Latino, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.859% Asian, 0.244% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 411 students (4.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 447 more women than men received degrees from Saginaw Valley State University. The majority of degree recipients at Saginaw Valley State University are white (1,425 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (118 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saginaw Valley State University is Registered Nursing (200 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (105 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (102 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 Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), and History (33 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 (1,995,178 people), Secondary school teachers (340,525 people), Education administrators (298,551 people), Other managers (239,470 people), and Social workers, all other (200,726 people).

The most specialized majors at Saginaw Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), History (33 degrees), Education (262 degrees), and Communications (82 degrees).

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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 Saginaw Valley State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Saginaw Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), History (33 degrees), Education (262 degrees), and Communications (82 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 (2,982,552 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (406,106 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (252,311 people), Individual & family services (155,461 people), and Computer Systems Design (143,965 people).

The most specialized majors at Saginaw Valley State University are Public Administration and Social Service (124 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), History (33 degrees), Education (262 degrees), and Communications (82 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. 200 degrees awarded

  2. 105 degrees awarded

  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saginaw Valley State University was Registered Nursing with 200 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 730

  2. 1,177

In 2017, 730 degrees were awarded to men at Saginaw Valley State University, which is 0.62 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,177).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Saginaw Valley State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.89 times more than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 165 degrees were awarded to women at Saginaw Valley State University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.71 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% 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 44% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saginaw Valley State University is Female and Asian (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.43% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,425 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    118 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saginaw Valley State University is white (1,425 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (118 degrees).

4.72% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    925 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    500 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saginaw Valley State University is white female (925 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (500 degrees).

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Operations

Saginaw Valley State University has an endowment valued at nearly $80.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $322k (0.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Saginaw Valley State University had a total salary expenditure of $141M. Saginaw Valley State University employs 103 Professors, 96 Associate professors, and 70 Assistant professors. Most academics at Saginaw Valley State University are Male Professors (68), Male Associate professors(48), and Female Associate professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saginaw Valley State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, Management, with 97 employees, and Service with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$80.5M

2017 Endowment

9.89%

growth from 2016

Saginaw Valley State University has an endowment valued at about $80.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Saginaw Valley State University grew 9.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47.4M 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. $2.72M - Federal

  2. $497k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Saginaw Valley State University received $2.72M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $497k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$57.7M

2017 Salaries

2.41%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Saginaw Valley State University paid a median of $57.7M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 2.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.33% decline from 2015 and a 0.498% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.2M

Instructional Salaries

287

Number of Employees

In 2017, Saginaw Valley State University paid a total of $21.2M to 287 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

103 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

100 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saginaw Valley State University were Professor with 103 employees; Associate professor with 96 employees; and Associate professor with 70 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saginaw Valley State University were Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees; Management with 97 employees; and Service with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saginaw Valley State University was Male Professor with 68 employees, Male Associate professor with 48 employees, and Female Associate professor with 48 employees.

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

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