Davenport University

Davenport University

Davenport University is a private, non profit, multi-location university located in Northern Indiana and throughout Michigan. It was established in the year 1866. The university offers Masters Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Associates Degrees, diplomas and post-grad certification programs in various fields of study like business, technology, health professions and other graduate studies.

The main DU campus is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It includes student organizations, clubs, residence halls and athletic programs for the students.

DU is a member of the NAIA Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Their sports teams are nicknamed Panthers. The University also has two hockey teams. Davenport has become a hockey powerhouse with a number of league titles and a National Championship in 2008.

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Contacting Davenport

Davenport University
6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids , MI 49512-9396
General Phone: (616) 698-7111

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Davenport Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,221business, business management, operations management, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, call center operation, entrepreneurship, finance, ...
Medical Administration325health care administration, medical records admin, medical records tech, medical transcription, clinical assistant, medical billing, medical secretary
Medical Support and Technology258medical coding, medical assistant, phlebotomy
Computer Science and Engineering211computer programming, information science, systems analyst, web design, computer networking, computer security, webmastering, computer support
Nursing and Emergency Medicine208registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Office and Administration47data entry, office management, administrative assistant, executive secretary, office data entry
Law44legal secretary, legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement16corrections, criminal justice and safety, security services management, corrections and criminal justice
Therapy and Counseling9massage therapy
Engineering Technician1electronics tech
Media1desktop publishing and imaging

Number of programs and degrees for Davenport in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years46120
Associate's degree65628
Bachelor's degree1,03426
Postbaccalaureate certificate94
Master's degree1716
Post-master's certificate97
Award of less than 1 academic year32

Davenport Student Body

In 2007-2008, Davenport had a total enrollment of 11,606 students (7,935 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 59%
Part-Time 41%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 19%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 8%
20-21 7%
22-24 13%
25-29 22%
30-34 16%
35-39 13%
40-49 16%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Davenport Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 41 %

Davenport Room and Board (2007)

Davenport offers campus housing for 230 of its 7,935 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Grand Rapids, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Davenport Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Davenport Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,640
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,640
Room and board $ 4,990
Room charge $ 4,990
Books and supplies $ 1,600
Other expenses $ 4,230

Financial Aid:
Davenport participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 224900)

Davenport Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6080

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*4$71,577
Associate professorcalendar year9$64,09610$61,547
Assistant professorcalendar year2*7$55,265
Instructorcalendar year17$62,24334$60,333
All faculty totalcalendar year28$62,35555$60,726

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$71,9271*
Associate professoracademic year9$65,1837$61,995
Assistant professoracademic year2*0*
Instructoracademic year16$54,89817$56,432
All faculty totalacademic year32$60,86025$58,817

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Davenport Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Baseball Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Track Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports561369

Davenport Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Office Management and Supervision


Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Securities Services Administration/Management

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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