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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. 


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


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.

of students receive some type of financial aid

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

student organizations

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

student to faculty ratio

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

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.


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 information and links to the FAFSA application.


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


"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 at the Global Campus.

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 continuing 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
DU Earns #1 Spot as Nation’s Best Online Management Program
Davenport earned the top spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ list of the best colleges and universities with online management degrees in the nation for 2017.
DU Named #1 Online Medical Billing Coding Program in the Nation
Davenport University has been recognized as having the #1 online medical billing coding program in the nation by Known as Health Information Technology (HIT), Davenport’s associate degree program is one of the leading programs in the United States, having graduated the fourth most students (86 graduates) out of 262 accredited HIT programs in the U.S. In addition, Davenport’s Health Information Management (HIM) bachelor program graduated the fifth most students (40 graduates) out of 62 HIM programs in the nation.
BPA Students Shine at 45th Annual Post-Secondary State Leadership Conference
Davenport University’s BPA competitors won 18 state champion titles, 22 runner-up titles, and 13 third-place finishes. Overall, Davenport captured 130 top-ten place finishes with 35 students qualifying to represent Davenport University and the State of Michigan at the 51st annual BPA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.
IPEx Introduces International Business Experience
The International Business Experience, led by Dr. Novakowski, will take a cohort of emerging business leaders to the Czech Republic, a gateway to both central and western European markets. Through this experience, participants will be exposed to a number of globally successful companies operating in the Czech Republic, such as Merck, Pfizer, Amazon, Honeywell, GE Aviation, and, Škoda (now a subsidiary of VW Group).
Davenport Earns Best for Vets: Colleges 2017
Davenport has once again been honored by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey. This is Davenport’s second year to make the list!
Alumnus Wes Trimpe Honored With Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Congratulations to alumnus Wes Trimpe for being named Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Epic Awards. Wes graduated from Davenport University in 2013 with a BBA in Finance.
Advice from featured alumni: Megan Collison
"As long as you work hard and are motivated to do well, there are always opportunities for you regardless of what type of degree you have. Don’t settle. Don’t stop until you are where you want to be in life. It may be difficult, but it will be worth it."
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.
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