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Saginaw Valley State University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Saginaw Valley State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Saginaw Valley State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Saginaw Valley State University was awarded 160 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is industrial production technology.

Overall Quality

Saginaw Valley State University is ranked #1,101 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 67 colleges in Michigan, Saginaw Valley State University is ranked at #23.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Saginaw Valley State University?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 89%, Saginaw Valley State University has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 95% of students accepted to Saginaw Valley State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saginaw Valley State University  ( 490 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Saginaw Valley State University  ( 480 to 590 )
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800
Saginaw Valley State University received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Saginaw Valley State University  ( 19 to 25 )
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Learn more about Saginaw Valley State University admissions.

Saginaw Valley State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Saginaw Valley State 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Saginaw Valley State University is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Saginaw Valley State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Saginaw Valley State 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  77 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 12% for first-time, full-time students at Saginaw Valley State University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  12 out of 100
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100

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Saginaw Valley State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,203 undergraduates at Saginaw Valley State University with 6,016 being full-time and 1,187 being part-time.

How Much Does Saginaw Valley State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Saginaw Valley State University is $14,248. 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 Saginaw Valley State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,522 $11,734 $14,230 $16,241 $17,540

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 Saginaw Valley State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Saginaw Valley State University, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $6,262 a year. That adds up to $25,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Saginaw Valley State University is 7.4%. 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 Saginaw Valley State University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Saginaw Valley State University make about $39,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Saginaw Valley State University make the most money.

Location of Saginaw Valley State University

Located in University Center, Michigan, Saginaw Valley State University is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of University Center makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Saginaw Valley State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7400 Bay Rd, University Center, MI 48710
Phone: 989-964-4000
Website: www.svsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/svsu.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from Saginaw Valley State University. Of these students, 1,532 received undergraduate degrees and 262 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
Nursing 182 $61,004
Business Administration & Management 93 $43,054
Social Work 90 $34,847
Teacher Education Grade Specific 72 $37,042
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 68 NA
Health & Physical Education 66 $33,726
General Biology 65 $32,391
Criminal Justice & Corrections 64 $39,297
Accounting 61 $49,855
Mechanical Engineering 59 $72,570

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

Online Learning at Saginaw Valley State University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 5,758 students took at least one online class at Saginaw Valley State University. This is an increase from the 2,020 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,758 935
2018-2019 2,020 384
2017-2018 1,736 239
2016-2017 1,367 184
2015-2016 1,194 209

Learn more about online learning at Saginaw Valley State University.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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