SVSU doesn't expect you to know exactly who you are or all you can accomplish. Here, you are allowed to question, take risks and explore. In fact, we encourage it.
We keep our classes small so professors not only learn your name, but they can help you understand what drives you. Our professors shape your education around you, not the other way around.
Our students aren't lost in the audience of a giant lecture hall; they are standing center stage presenting research to Ph.D.'s and graduate students around the world- from Oxford university's Global Conference on business and economics to the National Neurotrauma Society Symposium. Faculty across the five colleges include you in their work and seek out experiences to help you grow.
Top 5 states where SVSU alumni work -- with alumni in all 50 states!
Placement overall for SVSU Graduates
We see and cultivate your full potential. The proof? Our placement rate for our graduates. Where will you soar?
Placement for Accounting Graduates
Our accounting students find employment in the public and private sectors, in general or tax accounting, financial planning, or internal audit. Our partnerships with local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies give students real-world experience.
Placement for Mechanical Engineering Graduates
Many placements are secured prior to graduation due to a co-op, internship, research assistant position, or senior capstone project. SVSU receives over $100,000 for senior engineering capstone design projects, providing students an opportunity to develop a solution for a client.
Placement for Early Childhood Education Graduates
SVSU teachers have 300 hours of field-work; which is double or triple most schools. With demand increasing for teachers across the state, our teachers are sought after by school districts.
Placement for Nursing Graduates
Our nursing students are prepared: courses include both clinical and simulation experience combined with interprofessional education prepares nurses for the hospital floor to a doctor's office. Our nursing grads are licensed: 93.6% pass rate for the NCLEX exam.
ART & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Examine the works of Milton, or perform the plays of Shakespeare. Discover how to defend or enact public policies. Double major with a language or philosophy degree. Learn to map the world or to map the human mind. We’ll teach you to make connections between the great artists and thinkers of the past and your unique future.
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
When you major in Business at SVSU, you enter a network of companies that offer thousands of different internships and field placements. 100% of our students engage in experiential learning and our company partnerships let you choose to work with local start-ups or Fortune 500 companies. You can take your knowledge as a graduate anywhere in the world.
Not only is SVSU highly regarded for the academic rigor of our education degrees, we also offer specialized grants to students who desire to teach. Your passion to help the next generation could equal up to $4,000 of additional aid each year. In addition, 300 hours of fieldwork mean you spend more time than most undergraduate degrees in a real classroom practically preparing for your career.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Graduates in the STEM fields at SVSU have grown to be legendary. Each year we distinguish ourselves as some of the top student racecar builders in the world, preferred hires for global companies like Dow Chemical, and writers of articles published in top professional journals. We also boast 1 of only 3 working foundries in Michigan, giving our students access and experience to real clients while still in school.
Our alumni earn access to some of the most highly regarded medical, law and graduate programs in the nation—from Harvard to Northwestern and U of M. SVSU advisors work with you to tailor your studies to your specific postgraduate program needs, connecting you to exciting research and colleagues around the country.