SVSU Fact Sheet-Fall 2011


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  Number Percent
Total Headcount 10,790 100.00%
Class Level    
  Undergraduate 8,862 82.13%
  Graduate 1,364 12.64%
  Teacher Cert 245 2.27%
  Non Degree 257


  Specialist 62 0.57%
  Male 4,401 40.79
  Female 6,389 59.21%
Full/Part-Time Status    
  Full-time 8,121 75.26%
  Part-time 2,669 24.74%
  Native American 41 0.38%
  Asian American 87 0.81%
  African American 985 9.13%
  Hispanic 272 2.52%
  Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 6 0.06%
  White 8,359 77.47%
  Multi-racial 104 0.96%
  International 521 4.83%
  Canadian 22 0.20%
  Unknown 393 3.65%
Geographic Origin    
  Saginaw County 2,513 23.32%
  Bay County 1,205 11.17%
  Macomb County 746 6.91%
  Genesee County 692 6.41%
  Wayne County 617 5.72%
  Oakland County 605 5.62%
  Midland County 596 5.52%
  Tuscola County 464 4.30%
  Huron County 235 2.18%
  Other Michigan Counties 2,512 23.28%
  Other U.S. 62 0.54%
  International/Canadian 543 5.03%
  Arts & Behavioral Sciences 2,265 21.0%
  Business & Management 1,338 12.4%
  Education 2,184 20.2%
  Health & Human Services 2,756 25.5%
  Science, Engineering & Technology 1,565 14.5%
  Undeclared 425 3.9%
  Non-Degree 257 2.4%
  Under age 25 7,812 72.40%
  Age 25 and over 2,978 27.60%
  Average Age - Undergraduate Students 23  
  Average Age - Graduate Students 33  

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Applied Studies    
Bachelor of Arts    
Bachelor of Business Administration    
Bachelor of Fine Arts    
Bachelor of Professional Accountancy    
Bachelor of Science    
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 Digital Media Design
Master of Arts in Administrative Science  
Master of Arts in Teaching    
Master of Business Administration    
Master of Education    
Master of Science in Nursing    

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Master of Science in Energy and Materials    

Specialist in Education





Saginaw Valley State University was accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution in 1970. In 1980 the HLC/NCA continued this accreditation and granted accreditation at the master’s degree level. Both accreditations were renewed in 1986, 1994 and 2004. The business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-AACSB International, the chemistry program by the American Chemical Society, the engineering programs by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the education programs by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the nursing program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the occupational therapy program by the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (NCOTE), the athletic training education program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the social work program by the Council on Social Work Education. SVSU is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


Degrees Conferred

Through Summer 2011    
  Baccalaureate 26,264  
  Masters 9,664  
  Specialists 273  


Seventy-five percent of SVSU's 297 full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.

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

Undergraduate Tuitions and Fees

Application fee: $25    
2009-10 Tuition & Fees: $245.90/credit hour (Michigan Resident Undergraduate Courses)
2009-10 Room and Board: $8,000/academic year  



SVSU is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II. There are nine intercollegiate sports open to men and nine to women.