Saginaw Valley State University

7400 Bay Rd, University Center, MI 48710

School Details

Saginaw Valley State University is a public, state institution located in University Center, Michigan. This institution was founded in 1963 and became state-supported in 1965.


Saginaw Valley State offers a wide variety of academic degree programs, organizations, and athletics. Throughout the 70s, the institution grew to incorporate masters programs and an increase in available degrees for undergraduate students. Part of the mission of Saginaw Valley State University is “By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serve, the University prepares its graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society.”

Saginaw Valley State fields 16 varsity teams at the NCAA Division II level and they are members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. As the Cardinals as their mascot, the athletes of Saginaw Valley State have brought their school to many different championships throughout the years. The university has 8 men’s sports which include baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, cross country, football, soccer and track. Women’s sports have teams in basketball, cheerleading, softball, cross country, soccer, volleyball, tennis and track. Saginaw Valley State also offers students a variety of organizations and clubs for extracurricular activities. These organizations are split up into categories such as: academic and professional clubs, club sports, event programming, faith-based, greek life, honors clubs, leadership, multicultural, performing, political, recreational, and special interest.


The university is organized through 5 major colleges: College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences, College of Business and Management, College of Education, Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Sciences, and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Each college has a host of different majors available for students to pursue their academic careers and prepare for their professional careers. Through Saginaw Valley State’s Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development there are a wide range of online and hybrid courses and programs that are offered. Marketing and Professional certificates, Medical certificates, Green Job certificates, Finance Exam Prep courses, customized training, certified public managers, business certificates, Physical Agent Modality training, and Human Resource Learning System Exam Prep courses. The institution is accredited by the North Central Association. In addition, some of Saginaw Valley State’s programs have specific accreditations from the American Occupational Therapy Association, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Around 10,552 students attend Saginaw Valley State University. About 84% of those students attend full time and 97% of the undergraduate population is from Michigan. Saginaw Valley State University offers can either fill out an online application or mail in a hard copy. Applications have a $30 nonrefundable fee attached as well. Around 85% of the prospective students who apply to Saginaw Valley State are excepted and 31% of those students actually attend the school. Tuition costs $8,120 for Michigan residents and around $19,063 for non-Michigan students. Financial aid is also available for those students who are eligible. Financial aid can come in the form of scholarships, loans, work study or grants. Around 62% of the undergraduate students receive some kind of financial aid and 68% take out some kind of federal student loans.




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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Post-master's certificate
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