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It's more than a mascot; being a Panther means excelling in the classroom and in all your plans after graduation. This is the start of your future.

We know what it takes to be successful. With 150 years of education under our belts, thousands of our Davenport grads are making an impact on the world with the knowledge and skills they learned here.

Where are you headed? Would you like to succeed too? It all starts here.

Programs at Davenport
College of Business
We take an entrepreneurial approach to all areas of business. Our 20+ business programs focus on current market practices and the changing trends so you are relevant and ready.
College of Technology
With millions of job openings in tech projected for our nation, our students are more than ready to excel in their careers. Industry certifications and national recognition set our programs apart to give you an advantage.
College of Health Professions
Be on the leading edge of health careers with innovative approaches and advanced knowledge. You'll learn more than the basic skills, because we know what it takes to be successful now and in your future.
College of Arts & Sciences
Our newest degree programs offer advanced knowledge in two main areas: Biological Lab Sciences (also a pre-med program) and Social Work (as a partner program). Be ready for these top careers!
College of Urban Education
Our Urban Education program has been nationally recognized for the unique approach we have in preparing teachers for urban classrooms. Be part of the revolution!
Prospective Students

Davenport is proud to be the top choice for a diverse population of over 8,000 students. So no matter what your stage in life or background we can offer the experience you are seeking in college.  Our personal approach to college helps you succeed. 

Undergraduate

Get your head-start at Davenport. Whether you are a first time college student or transfering in from another institution, Davenport has the program for you.

Graduate

Our graduate degrees reflect the latest market demands, designed to give you a competitive edge in your career. Earn your specialized degree online or in class to help you get where the world is going.

Professional Development

Corporate and professional education. We deliver innovative learning solutions to produce competitive advantages for our clients --- whether that is the individual looking to gain new skills or an organization looking to enhance the skills of its employees.

How Does Davenport Stack Up?
150 Years
of higher education

Founded in 1866, Davenport is celebrating its 150th year of serving students. Learn more about this amazing accomplishment.

95%
of students receive some type of financial aid

DU offers many options to make college affordable. Learn more about types of aid.

40+
student organizations

Davenport offers many student organizations to help students get involved on campus.

15:1
student to faculty ratio

Davenport's low student-to-faculty ratio means that you will have more one-on-one time with professors.

15th
in the nation

Best College Reviews ranks Davenport 15th in the nation for adult education.

Funding Your Education

We know how to make college affordable and are here to help you every step of the way. Davenport uses an abundance of resources to assist you in funding your education and making every dollar count.

Scholarships

We award scholarships based on many different criteria (not just academics). Get help finding the maximum amount!

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid office offers many resources including a cost calculator, financial aid informtion and links to the FAFSA application.

Discounts

We also offer partnership discounts with many corporate and community partners. Just another way we help make college affordable.

(Link coming soon!)

"The more DU classes I took, the more I realized what I wanted to do with my life – lead and work with people. I felt like I belonged at Davenport. The professors actually cared about me as a person. I wasn’t just a number, but a valued student who they cared about." - Aldina Sejdovic, 2011 graduate
Campus Locations

Our home is in Grand Rapids, MI (W.A. Lettinga Campus) but we also serve communities throughout Michigan with locations across the state. Our Global Campus provides students from around the world the opportunity to earn a Davenport degree. Where is the right place for you?

W. A. Lettinga Campus- Main- Grand Rapids
Over 3,000 students study, live and play at our largest campus

Davenport's W.A. Lettinga Campus main campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers all programs, both in-seat and online.

Students at the main campus enjoy small class sizes (15:1 ratio) and many other amenities and activities:

  • Athletics- NCAA Division 2 (varsity) plus many additional club sports programs
  • Campus Housing- Spacious and new, many options available
  • Student Life- Plenty of student activities, events and organizations to keep you busy

Our main campus is part of the greater Grand Rapids community; an amazing place to live!  With a vibrant event calendar, cultural experiences, and local attractions; GR is regularly listed as a top national city to visit, live in and work in. Come visit and see what all the excitement is about for yourself.

 

Michigan Campuses
Locations close to you across Michigan

While Davenport's main campus is located in Grand Rapids, you still have an opportunity to earn your degree with us at any of our local campuses. We have locations to serve you throughout the state of Michigan: 

In addition, Davenport offers on-site partnerships with many community colleges so you have the convenience of continuning your education locally. Make a seamless transition to DU. Please contact us to learn more about programs offered at one of our partner institutions:

 

Global Campus
Davenport offers choices for everyone with our online programs.
You can earn a Davenport degree from anywhere in the world.  Our Global Campus offers a wide selection of 100% online programs so that you can learn wherever you are.  Plus our online classes are accelerated to help you graduate sooner.
 
New for 2016-17
Extra Savings for Undergraduate Online Students
 
Undergraduate students residing outside of the state of Michigan are eligible for a 33% tuition discount for online courses.
Save approximately $200 per credit hour and complete your undergraduate degree in Business, Technology or Health Professions.
 
Our Global Campus webpage has all the answers to get you started!
News and Events
International Alumni Spotlight: Montserrat Elizondo de la Rosa
Davenport University changed my life in so many ways. I was a part of the tennis team and this gave me many opportunities to travel, be a team member, and most importantly, represent DU in the NAIA . It was an experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
New Book Helps Davenport University Celebrate Its 150th Anniversary
The granddaughter of Davenport University’s namesake and a former provost for the institution have co-authored Davenport: Educating Across Three Centuries, helping the Grand Rapids-based university celebrate its 150th Anniversary.
Dedicated Faculty Member Honored with Ty Wessell Award
Long-time faculty member and associate dean for the Donald W. Maine College of Business, Frank Novakowski, was honored with the Tyrus R. Wessell award at the 2016 DavenFest employee meeting.
Celebrating 150 years
Join us for a special celebration of our 150 years of education. We are hosting the party of the year at our Founders' Anniversary Gala on Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, MI.
Football: Panthers Win Big 59-0 for First Program Victory
The Davenport University football team left no doubt on Saturday in their 59-0 win at Kentucky Christian for the program’s first victory. The Panthers (1-1) used a stingy and opportunistic defense and a strong running game to propel them into the winner’s circle.
Dr. Gunn recognized nationally
Dr. Susan Gunn, Dean of the College of Urban Education, received the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.
Get your parking permit today.
Accepted students: Davenport University enforces a parking permit policy on all campuses. The first permit is FREE, but is required on all vehicles parking on-campus. Register your vehicle now if you haven’t already done so in order to avoid a parking ticket!
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