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Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

Saginaw Valley State University says, 'General education refers to that part of a student's education that contributes to the breadth of knowledge needed to be a more effective citizen of a complex and culturally diverse world. It supports the student with the skills and perspectives that will not always be gained from a specialized program of study and provides a basis for a common educational experience all students and graduates of the University can share. It is intended to help students become more broadly knowledgeable, adaptable, and capable in their many life roles. By graduation, students will have been given opportunities to develop their insight, creativity and intellectual curiosity, as well as analytical and critical skills.' [Source]

Website: http://www.svsu.edu/

B

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7,719
Undergraduate
Enrollment
12%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$10,308
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$24,215
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

YES

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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General Education Assessment

Saginaw Valley State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 7/15/2019

2018-19 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.