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Cornerstone University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Grand Rapids, MI

Cornerstone University – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,856

Average annual cost of attendance: $19,543

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $25,250

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational

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Cornerstone University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $16,751

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $14,669

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $17,902

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $20,842

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $23,546


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

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Cornerstone University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 57%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 80%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $35,400

(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): 61%

Cornerstone University Admissions

Cornerstone University Acceptance Rate: 63%


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

SAT Math: 430 to 560

SAT Critical Reading: 440 to 570

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 17 to 25

ACT Math: 16 to 24

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

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

Cornerstone University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 38%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 73%

Typical student debt: $25,250

Typical monthly loan payment: $268

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Majors at Cornerstone University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Cornerstone University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 1%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 46%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 5%
  • Education – 8%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 2%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 4%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 3%
  • Psychology – 12%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 5%
  • Theology and Religious Vocations – 8%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 4%

For more information about the various majors at Cornerstone University, visit their website.

Cornerstone University Diversity


Overall Composition at Cornerstone University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Cornerstone University full time:  73%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Cornerstone University part time:  27%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Cornerstone University:  33%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 1%

Black: 13%

Hispanic: 4%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Unknown: 0%

White: 77%

Cornerstone University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.4

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: 1.8

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: 11.0

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.