The University Network

Calvin College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin College – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,722

Average annual cost of attendance: $24,115

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $26,890

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church

Visit the Calvin College Website

Calvin College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $16,882

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $18,002

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $22,370

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $24,431

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $30,179


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Calvin College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

Visit the Calvin College
Financial Aid Website

Calvin College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 75%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 85%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $44,800

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 67%

Calvin College Admissions

Calvin College Acceptance Rate: 75%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 530 to 650

SAT Critical Reading: 520 to 635

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 23 to 31

ACT Math: 23 to 29

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Calvin College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Calvin College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 23%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 52%

Typical student debt: $26,890

Typical monthly loan payment: $286

Before you take out student loans, make sure you have exhausted your scholarship search.  We have over 3 billion dollars of scholarships listed on our site.  There’s plenty of money available to help fund your education.

Scholarships for Students Residing in Michigan

Other Scholarships for Students Attending Calvin College

Majors at Calvin College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Calvin College:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 9%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 14%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 4%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 11%
  • Engineering – 10%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 3%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 13%
  • History – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 2%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 4%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 3%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 5%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 3%
  • Social Sciences – 7%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 4%

For more information about the various majors at Calvin College, visit their website.

Calvin College Diversity


Overall Composition at Calvin College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Calvin College full time:  96%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Calvin College part time:  4%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Calvin College:  3%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 4%

Black: 3%

Hispanic: 4%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 11%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 2%

White: 73%

Calvin College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 13.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.