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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 03/29/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Grand Valley State University

One Campus Dr.
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-5000 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Thomas J. Haas, President
Name change notes: Grand Valley State College to Grand Valley State University (1987)
HLC Institution ID: 1326
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 03/31/1965 - 03/26/1968
Accreditation Date(s): 03/27/1968

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2008 - 2009

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2018 - 2019

Last Date of Information Change: 02/25/2014

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Bachelors, Doctors, Masters, Specialist, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 11/13/2014)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 18,686   2,549
Graduate: 1,167   2,075
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   99  

Degree Programs (last updated: 11/13/2014)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 0   0
Bachelors Degrees 83   4,231
Masters Degrees 28   961
Specialist Degrees 2   17
Doctoral Degrees 2   50
Certificate Programs (last updated: 11/13/2014)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 29   694

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 03/19/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Berrien Springs Public Schools - Berrien Springs, MI; Boyne City High School - Boyne City, MI; Cadillac - Cadillac, MI; Detroit - Madison Ave - Detroit, MI; Grand Rapids Public Schools - Grand Rapids, MI; Pew Campus - Grand Rapids, MI; Meijer Campus - Holland, MI; Muskegon Center - Muskegon, MI; Sault Ste. Marie Center - Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Iosco RESA - Tawas City, MI; Traverse City Center - Traverse City, MI;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.