Marygrove College

Marygrove College

Marygrove College is located in Detroit, Michigan, United States, and was established in the year 1905. The college has a sprawling campus that sits on more than 50 acres of land. The institute offers students more than 10 master degrees, over 30 bachelor degrees, and several associate and post-baccalaureate programs in areas of study including accounting, business, and human resources management.

The athletic teams of Marygrove College are referred to as the Mustangs. The male students participate in sports like soccer, cross country, and basketball. The female students are involved in basketball, volleyball, cross country, and soccer. Marygrove College also sponsors a large number of student clubs and organizations. Among those available on campus are the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Science Club, and Student Government. In addition, students regularly publish the newspaper called "Mustang Matters."

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Contacting Marygrove

Marygrove College
8425 W McNichols Rd
Detroit , MI 48221-2599
General Phone: (313) 927-1200

Marygrove Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching925education, adult ed administration, educational admin and supervision, special ed, teacher ed, early childhood education, English teaching, reading teaching, social studies teaching, ...
Liberal Arts36language translation, English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, political science, sociology, social studies, history
Family and Social Work21child development, social work, youth services
Business and Management18business management, accounting and management, human resources management, international business
Religion and Philosophy6religion, religious music, pastoral counseling
Therapy and Counseling6psychology
Art Studies6art studies
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, computer graphics
Security and Law Enforcement4forensic science
Drama and Performing Arts4dance
Science2biology, natural sciences, chemistry
Medical Support and Technology0health service and sciences
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree9729
Postbaccalaureate certificate13
Award of less than 1 academic year02
Master's degree9359
Associate's degree65
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01

Marygrove Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marygrove had a total enrollment of 2,756 students (2,086 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 27%
Women 73%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 38%
Graduate 62%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 99%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 5%
20-21 4%
22-24 7%
25-29 30%
30-34 16%
35-39 11%
40-49 16%
50-64 9%
65+ 0%

Marygrove Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 50 %

Marygrove Room and Board (2007)

Marygrove offers campus housing for 145 of its 2,086 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 17 meals per week.

Marygrove Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1520
ACT Math1517
ACT Composite1519

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT62%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marygrove Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,550
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,550
Room and board $ 6,800
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,390

Financial Aid:
Marygrove participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 228400)

Marygrove Faculty

Marygrove has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*3$73,281
Associate professoracademic year12$48,43015$52,001
Assistant professoracademic year9$52,99813$52,208
Instructoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year24$52,29833$54,311

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

Marygrove Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Other

Marygrove Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Social Work
Youth Services/Administration

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Marygrove Highlights

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What Sets Marygrove Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Marygrove % students 40 years or older
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Marygrove % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Marygrove Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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