质量 & value puts Davenport among best colleges in Michigan

Create lifelong opportunities through Davenport University, 一个私人, not-for-profit university in Michigan. 

Davenport’s efficient, career-centered focus is what sets our in-seat 和 online bachelor’s degree programs, 研究生 degree programs, professional development 和 certifications apart from any other university in Michigan. Plus, Davenport’s “Excellence System” prepares students with real-world competencies sought by top employers, such as communication, 团队合作, critical thinking 和 problem-solving, as well as program-specific competencies.

Recognized for excellence

Davenport was the first university to be selected for a 2020 Michigan Performance Excellence Award. This distinction is the highest honor Michigan Performance Excellence (MIPEx) gives to Michigan organizations that demonstrate outst和ing performance, leadership 和 operational excellence. 

Davenport earned national notoriety in June 2021 和 became the first university in Michigan to earn The ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. This prestigious award recognizes colleges or universities that, in a period of great change in higher education, have responded to challenges in innovative 和 creative ways that allow the institution to thrive.

Trailblazer in online learning 

As Michigan’s first online learning community, we’re a leader among online colleges in Michigan. For more than 20 years, we’ve been perfecting online education through our 全球校园, which offers online associate, bachelor’s 和 研究生 degree programs. All of our classes, online or in-seat, are also evaluated through Instructional Design 和 align with 质量 Matters (QM™) to ensure the highest instructional quality. 

Explore this page to learn more about Davenport 和 why we’re considered one of the best colleges in Michigan. 

Equipping students to succeed for 150+ years

Starting in 1866 with a class of 16 students, Davenport University has grown into the second-largest private, nonprofit college or university in Michigan, serving more than 6,000名学生. 到今天, our career-oriented education empowers students to make meaningful contributions through rewarding careers.

Tour one of the best colleges in Michigan

If you’re thinking of attending a university in Michigan, you’ll want to take a serious look at Davenport. We invite you to tour our beautiful W.A. Lettinga校园 in Gr和 Rapids, one of our 8 Michigan campuses. By visiting, you’ll catch a glimpse of Davenport’s campus life. From 40+ student organizations 和 stunning residence halls to 21 NCAA varsity 体育团队, Davenport truly has something for everyone.

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Accredited 和 recognized

Davenport is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 和, 除了, our colleges hold many accreditations 和 recognitions as well. 例如, our College of 技术 was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency 和 the Department of 首页l和 Security, making it one of only a select number of designated colleges in Michigan to receive this designation.

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More than 60 academic programs

Students can pursue degrees from more than 60 in-seat 和 online bachelor’s degree programs 和 研究生 degree programs within Davenport’s four areas of focus — business, 技术, health 和 urban education. Every program is led by highly credentialed faculty who bring real-world experience, one-on-one attention 和 a mentoring approach to their students.

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Classes in-seat, online 和 blended

A Davenport education fits a variety of learning styles 和 schedules. As one of the best online colleges in Michigan, Davenport offers online bachelor’s degree programs 和 研究生 degree programs through our 全球校园. From anytime online classes to flex classrooms, we offer a range of course formats.

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Comprehensive financial aid

Davenport’s commitment to affordability is one reason we’re considered among the best colleges in Michigan. Davenport keeps tuition low 和 helps students secure the best financial aid packages. In fact, 95% of Davenport students receive financial aid. We also offer more than 250 national, Michigan 和 Davenport-specific scholarships to help students achieve their academic goals.

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Supporting every student, every step

No matter where our students see themselves at the starting line — traditional under研究生, 研究生, 转移, adult returning to school, 国际 or military service member — Davenport provides them with the individualized support for success as a Davenport student. They’ll know they’ve chosen one of the best colleges in Michigan for their unique educational journey.

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Exciting Panther athletics

Panther pride is evident every game day for Davenport University football 和 for our 20 other varsity sports in the NCAA Division II. Davenport offers athletic programs for all levels, including varsity, non-varsity 和 intramural sports as well as recreational activities. With a student-athlete legacy of high performance in competition 和 in class, it’s no wonder Davenport has produced 138 All-Americans.

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A relevant, career-centered education

Part of what sets Davenport apart from other colleges in Michigan is our career-focused, practical curriculum. 例如, students can begin taking courses within their major during freshman year.

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The leader among online colleges in Michigan

Davenport was among the first to introduce online learning to Michigan. 今天, we offer 35+ degrees 100% online through our high-ranking 全球校园, including 22 online bachelor’s degree programs.

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Student life that’s lively

Our students make Davenport one of the most active colleges in Michigan. They get involved with more than 35 体育团队, 40 student organizations 和 campus traditions like Pantherpalooza. 

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An emphasis on diversity 和 inclusion

A commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience for all is one reason Davenport has earned INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award eight times.

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Ranked among the best colleges in Michigan for veterans

Military veterans, active service members 和 their families feel at home at Davenport. For five consecutive years, we’ve earned gold-level veteran-friendly status by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Office.

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Employment Guarantee

Davenport guarantees employment within six months of graduation for qualifying students in a growing number of programs, including nursing, cyber defense 和 computer science.

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