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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/05/2015

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Davenport University

6191 Kraft Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512-9396
(616) 698-7111 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Richard J. Pappas, President
Name change notes: Davenport College of Business to Davenport University-Western Region (2000) to Davenport University (2003)
HLC Institution ID: 1782
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 07/24/1970 - 03/30/1976
Pre-accreditation notes: Pre-accreditation status: Correspondent (1970)

Recognized Candidate for Accreditation (1973)

Candidate for Accreditation under new policy (1973)

Accreditation Date(s): 03/31/1976

Summary of Commission Review

Historical notes: Davenport University includes the formerly separately-accredited institutions: Davenport University-Central Region (Midland, MI), first accredited in 1993; Davenport University-Eastern Region (Dearborn, MI), first accredited in 1986; and Davenport University-Western Region (Grand Rapids, MI), first accredited in 1976. (merged in 2003). ;

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2013 - 2014
     • Action Letter (PDF)

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation:

Last Date of Information Change: 06/15/2015

Control: Private NFP
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/08/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 2,416   3,932
Graduate: 105   1,979
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   62  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/08/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 8   396
Bachelors Degrees 25   1,051
Masters Degrees 14   399
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/08/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 15   161

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 06/26/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   Battle Creek - Battle Creek, MI; Flint - Flint, MI; Holland - Holland, MI; Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo, MI; Lansing Campus - Lansing, MI; Livonia - Livonia, MI; Midland - Midland, MI; Saginaw - Saginaw, MI; Warren - Warren, MI;
    Additional Locations:   Wayne County Community College District's Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center - Bellville, MI; State of Michigan Department of Treasury - Dimondale, MI; The Downtown Center - Grand Rapids, MI; Innovation Central High School - Grand Rapids, MI; Traverse City - Traverse City, MI;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.