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SVSU Fact Sheet-Fall 2000

 

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Institutional History

SVSU was charted in 1963 to meet higher education needs in east-central Michigan. The first class of 119 students was admitted in 1964 and the school became state-assisted in 1965. Originally known as Saginaw Valley College, the institution became Saginaw Valley State College in 1975, and Saginaw Valley State University in 1987. Its 782-acre campus is located within three miles of I-75 within a triangle formed by Bay City, Midland and Saginaw.

Enrollment

 

 

Total Headcount

8,622

 
 

Graduate

1,534

17.79%

 

Undergraduate

6,262

72.63%

 

Teacher Certification

520

6.03%

 

Specialist

29

0.34%

 

Non Degree

277

3.21%

 

Full-time

4,693

54.43%

 

Part-Time

3,929

45.57%

 

Male

3,232

37.49%

 

Female

5,390

62.51%

Race/Ethnicity

 

 

Am Indian

38

0.44%

 

Asian/PI

61

0.71%

 

Black

470

5.45%

 

Hispanic

208

2.41%

 

White

7,234

83.90%

 

International

301

3.49%

 

Canadian

34

0.39%

 

Multi-racial

120

1.39%

 

Unknown

156

1.81%

Geographic Distribution

 

 

Saginaw County

2,511

29.12%

 

Bay County

1,199

13.91%

 

Midland County

570

6.61%

 

Tuscola County

662

7.68%

 

Genesee County

513

5.95%

 

Huron County

292

3.39%

 

Macomb

526

6.10%

 

Oakland

275

3.19%

 

Wayne

126

1.46%

 

Other Michigan

1,551

17.99%

 

Other U.S.

62

0.72%

 

International

335

3.89%

Age Distribution

 

 

Under age 25:

4,893

57%

 

Age 25 and over:

3,729

43%

 

Average Age:

26

 

Enrollment by College

 

 

Arts and Behavioral Sciences

1,614

18.7%

 

Business and Management

821

9.5%

 

Education

3,426

39.7%

 

Science, Engineering and Technology

1,206

14.0%

 

C.M. Lange Nursing and Health

479

5.6%

 

Undeclared

799

9.3%

 

Non-Degree

277

3.2%

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Applied Studies
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine
Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor
of Professional Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of
Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

Master of Arts in Communication and Multimedia
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in
Organization, Leadership, and Administration
Master of Science
Master of
Science in Technological Processes
Master of Business
Administration
Master of Education
Master of Science in
Nursing

Specialist in Education

Accreditations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy
Education
American Chemical Society
American Medical
Association
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Council of Social
Work Education
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher
Education
National League for Nursing

Baccalaureate

16,549

Graduate

5,324

Faculty

Most of SVSU's 227 full-time faculty hold the highest degrees in their field
(usually doctorates). They teach at all grade levels in classes that average 23
students.

Financial Aid

SVSU offers a full range of financial assistance to students, including

  • Need-based grants, loans and scholarships
  • Scholarships based on academic and other achievements
  • College Work-Study employment
  • Cooperative Education employment
  • Internships in selected majors

Financial Operations 1999-2000

 

Total Revenues:

$69.9 million

Total Expenditures:

$67.4 million

Capital Outlay:

$11.3 million

Tuition and Fees 2000-2001

 

Application fee:

$25

 

Tuition and Fees:

$120.25 per credit hour for Michigan undergraduates

 

Room and Board:

$5,015 per year for Residence Halls and Apartments
$417.92 per month per
person

Athletics

SVSU is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference.
There are nine intercollegiate sports open to men and nine to
women.
SVSU is an NCAA Division II school.