Taking that next great step

We know how hard it can be to send your student to college, however, we are excited to welcome you to the Panther family. This site is a resource for parents and families of our students – a place where you can gather information about how things work at Davenport and who to contact if you need to learn more. We're glad your child has chosen Davenport and will help make his or her transition to college life as smooth as possible. Welcome to Davenport University!

Staying connected

Please join our parent connection mailing list to receive email newsletters about critical deadlines, university news and upcoming events. We also invite you to stay connected on Facebook in our parent connection group

financial-resources

Financial Aid resources

The Davenport University financial aid team is here to help you navigate the world of financial aid, from filing the FAFSA to exploring and understanding the various financial aid options. In fact, Davenport partners with many corporations to provide tuition discounts to your family members. 

campus life

Life on campus

Living on campus is a great way for your child to grow and develop long-lasting relationships. Davenport offers five housing options and has meal plans for your student. Davenport's home to 41 athletic teams, 24 academic clubs, and 18 social and recreational organizations. 

13:1
Student-to-instructor ratio is 13:1
37%
37% of students are first-generation
100%
100% of incoming freshmen receive a scholarship or gift aid each year
90%
90% of graduates are working in their field within 6 months (3-year average)
1
Davenport University was named the #1 safest campus in Michigan (2021)
250+
Davenport offers 250+ scholarships through our generous donors

Resources to help your child succeed at college

Davenport students will receive personalized attention through every step of their college journey — from applying for admission to graduating and landing the career of your dreams.

  Light Bulb Icon

Mental health resources

Davenport University offers 24/7 mental health services and interactive events to help students manage stress and get back to feeling good. 

Learn more about Davenport's counseling services

  Target Icon

Accessibility for all

Davenport University is committed to providing opportunities, resources and support to empower students towards success in an inclusive and accessible environment. Check out these tips on transitioning special accommodations.

Learn more about accessibility at Davenport

  Beginning on the path icon

 

Success-building support 

Davenport's advising team will help your student every step of the way. Our academic advisors will meet with students one-on-one for specific academic program guidance whenever they need it. 

Learn more about academic advising 

 

  Books Icon

Library and tutoring

Davenport's libraries are here to support students throughout their educational journey. In addition to the 24/7 electronic resources and database, we offer free walk-in tutoring and have library guides to help students find resources such as APA help tools. 

Learn more about Davenport's Libraries

 

  Handshake Icon

Career Services

Davenport's lifelong career services assist with resume and cover letter writing, job interview preparation and employment connections. In fact, Davenport guarantees employment within six months of graduation for qualifying students in a growing number of programs.

Learn more about our career services

 

  T-shirt Icon

Davenport's Panther Resource Closet

Designed to provide free resources like snacks, personal hygiene products and even professional attire, to all enrolled students who might need them.

Contact the Panther Resource Closet coordinator