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Part 1 -  SVSU Budget and Performance Transparency Reporting 

In accordance with the State of Michigan's Higher Education Appropriations Legislation, the following General Fund reports are presented for public review:

Operating Budget
Summary of General Fund Expenditures
Summary of General Fund Personnel Expenditures

Important Links

Collective Bargaining Agreements
Employee Benefits
Audits & Financial Reports
Capital Outlay Requests
SVSU Employee Position Listing
Revenue & Expenditure Projections
Debt Service Obligations
Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

Policy for Transferability of Core College Courses with Community Colleges

Saginaw Valley State University is a proud participant in the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) agreement.  Under the MACRAO agreement, transfer students who’ve earned MACRAO-stamped transcripts from participating Michigan public community colleges will have partially or fully met SVSU’s General Education requirements.

Transfer students who have fulfilled the 30 credit General Education requirement specified in the MACRAO Agreement will have to take no more than two categories to satisfy SVSU’s ten category General Education requirement. SVSU’s Registrar, or his designee, will evaluate the MACRAO-stamped transfer transcript to determine what SVSU General Education categories have been completed. If the evaluation leaves more than two categories unfilled, waivers (not transfer credits) will be given until two categories remain unfilled. Students are also required to complete at least two Communication Intensive (CI) courses at SVSU.

Transfer students are responsible for the completion of any additional requirements specified by SVSU.

Reverse Transfer Agreements

SVSU has signed reverse transfer agreements with:

  • Alpena Community College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Delta College
  • Mid Michigan Community College
  • Kirtland Community College
  • Mott Community College
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • St. Clair County Community College

Part 2 - Performance Dashboard

Undergraduate 7,431 7,209 6,953
Graduate 758 732 757
Doctoral 32 26 27
Non-degree 188 182 184
Teaching Certificate 126 116 109
Total 8,535 8,265 8,030
Student Retention Rate 77.4% 74.1% 77.4%
Number of Pell Grant Recipients 2,628 2,540 2,170
  2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Graduating Pell Grant Recipients 398 368 323


Six Year Graduation Rate2017-20182018-20192019-2020
  43.0% 44.1% 47.9%


In-State 7,901 7,719 7,594
Out of State 128 133 142
International 506 413 294


Faculty-to-Student Ratio 1:17 1:17 1:17
Employee-to-Student Ratio 1:15 1:15 1:15
SVSU Teaching Load Information (82KB)        


Employed 81.8%* 87% 88.4%
Continuing Education 27.3%* 10% 8.9%

* - These rates are based on survey responses of less than 25% of each graduating class (SVSU Office of Institutional Research).

Many of the Michigan public universities do not routinely and systematically survey all their graduating seniors to gather data for a reliable response to this metric.  At present, there is no common core set of questions and no consistent date for survey administration.  Depending on the institution and the timing, response rates may be low and also biased towards students who have been successful in either entering the workforce or a graduate program.  While institutions are making an effort to report the data that is available to them, care should be taken in interpreting the results.

  Undergraduate Graduate
  Number Percent Number Percent
2019 - 2020 6,213 75.0% 558 59.2%

A public university shall collect and report the number and percentage of all enrolled students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, broken out by undergraduate and graduate/professional classifications, to the center and post the information on its website under the budget transparency icon badge.

Additional Reporting Requirements - Programs Providing Opportunities for College Credit (153KB)