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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. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Saginaw Valley State University Ranked?

2020 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 7 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Saginaw Valley State University as #1,092 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Saginaw Valley State University held the #1,167 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Saginaw Valley State University also holds the #30 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Saginaw Valley State University?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Saginaw Valley State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 74%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 82% 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 500 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saginaw Valley State University  ( 500 to 600 )
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SAT Math Scores for Saginaw Valley State University  ( 490 to 590 )
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Saginaw Valley State University received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Saginaw Valley State University  ( 20 to 25 )
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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 51%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Saginaw Valley State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Saginaw Valley State University has a freshmen retention rate of 74%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100
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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 10% 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  10 out of 100
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Below Average Overall Diversity at Saginaw Valley State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,846 undergraduates at Saginaw Valley State University with 6,559 being full-time and 1,287 being part-time.

Saginaw Valley State University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Saginaw Valley State University is 29.39 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  29.39 out of 100
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How Much Does Saginaw Valley State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Saginaw Valley State University is $14,729. 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 +
$12,221 $12,193 $14,906 $16,309 $16,890

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Saginaw Valley State University, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,058 a year. That adds up to $28,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Saginaw Valley State University is 8.1%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Saginaw Valley State University make around $39,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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. University Center is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Saginaw Valley State University

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 52 majors graduated from Saginaw Valley State University. Of these students, 1,502 received undergraduate degrees and 303 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 205 $59,900
Social Work 102 $32,300
Business Administration & Management 95 $36,900
Health/Medical Prep Programs 83 $28,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 79 $34,000
Health & Physical Education 75 $24,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 75 $32,300
Communication & Media Studies 74 $29,100
General Psychology 59 $22,200
Accounting 59 $42,300

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,736 students took at least one online class at Saginaw Valley State University. This is an increase from the 1,367 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,736 239
2016-2017 1,367 184
2015-2016 1,194 209
2014-2015 783 210
2013-2014 533 180

Learn more about online learning at Saginaw Valley State University.

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