Cornerstone University

Cornerstone University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Cornerstone University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cornerstone University was awarded 31 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is family psychology.

Overall Quality

Cornerstone is ranked #2,107 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Cornerstone is also ranked #53 out of 67 schools in Michigan.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cornerstone?

Acceptance Rate

Cornerstone University has an acceptance rate of 67%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Cornerstone.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to Cornerstone submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 590. Math scores were between 450 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cornerstone University  ( 470 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Cornerstone University  ( 450 to 570 )
Cornerstone received ACT scores from 53% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Cornerstone University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Cornerstone University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Cornerstone University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cornerstone University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cornerstone University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Cornerstone University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Cornerstone the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 43%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

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Cornerstone University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,504 undergraduates at Cornerstone with 1,020 being full-time and 484 being part-time.

How Much Does Cornerstone University Cost?

The overall average net price of Cornerstone is $20,740. 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 Cornerstone

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,169 $17,478 $19,973 $21,828 $22,661

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cornerstone, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 Cornerstone, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $9,308 a year. That adds up to $37,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cornerstone is 8.8%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Cornerstone Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Cornerstone make around $35,400 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 11% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Cornerstone University make the most money.

Location of Cornerstone University

Cornerstone University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The location of Cornerstone is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Cornerstone are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 E Beltline Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5897
Phone: 616-949-5300

Cornerstone University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Cornerstone University. Of these students, 408 received undergraduate degrees and 206 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 136 $43,900
General Psychology 51 $28,400
Theological & Ministerial Studies 16 NA
Health & Physical Education 14 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13 $34,100
Social Work 12 NA
Health/Medical Prep Programs 12 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 NA
Communication & Media Studies 11 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Cornerstone University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cornerstone

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 521 students took at least one online class at Cornerstone University. This is a decrease from the 729 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 521 462
2017-2018 729 531
2016-2017 846 676
2015-2016 701 587
2013-2014 724 252

Learn more about online learning at Cornerstone University.

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Notes and References


*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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