The information below is provided in compliance with various state, federal and accreditation requirements. It is the intent of Grace Christian University to be transparent regarding information which will help students and prospective students make the best decision regarding their education.

Graduation Rates

The Student Right-to-Know regulations require all colleges participating in federally funded Financial Aid Programs to complete information on the “cohort” of first-time, full-time freshmen entering their college on or after July 1, 1996.  Disclosure is not required until 150% of normal time has elapsed.

However, all colleges entering into Program Participation Agreements with the Department of Education are required to complete the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey in 1997. Section 490 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (P.L. 102-325.106. Stat.448).

Thus, the following statistics are available with regards to the “cohort” of first-time, full-time freshmen (68 students) who entered Grace Christian University in the Fall of 2011:

  • 4 students completed the Associate of Arts degree
  • 2 students completed the Bachelor of Music degree
  • 8 students completed the Bachelor of Religious Education degree
  • 9 students completed the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies
  • 10 students completed the Bachelor of Science degree
  • 1 student is continuing to take classes toward her bachelor degree
  • 12 students were academically suspended and did not complete their degree
  • 4 students transferred to other colleges
  • 18 students withdrew from Grace and have given no indication of transfer

After 6 years (April, 2017), 49 % of these students graduated from Grace Christian University.

While reviewing this information, please bear in mind:

  • The graduation/completion rate is based on 6 years of attendance that equates to 150% of our longest program.
  • The graduation/completion rate does not include students who left Grace Christian University to serve in the armed forces, with an official church missions organization or in the foreign service of the federal government.  Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled are also excluded.
  • We are not required to report our transfer-out rate since the mission of Grace Christian University does not include providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in other institutions.

Questions about this information, should be directed to:
Linda K. Siler, Registrar, at (616) 538-2330

Retention Rates

66% of first-time freshmen in the fall of 2015 returned for the fall 2016 semester.

Employment and Graduate School Rate

86% of the class of 2017 were employed or continuing their education as June 1, 2017.

Campus Safety Information

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

Information regarding crime statistics at Grace Christian University posted in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Annual reports which contain three years of crime statistics, campus security policies, statements of victims’ rights, and sexual assault policies must be made available under this act. In addition, timely warnings of criminal threats to the entire campus population must be made available. Grace Christian University combines Campus Safety report with Annual Fire Statistics.

2019 Campus Safety
2018 Campus Safety
2017 Campus Safety
2016 Campus Safety
2015 Campus Safety
2014 Campus Safety
2013 Campus Safety

Financial Aid Information

The Grace Financial Aid Office provides information for prospective and current students on the Financial Aid application process, eligibility, and rights and responsibilities.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at 616-538-2330, or email at financialaid@gracechristian.edu

Grievance Procedures

Academic Grievance Procedure
If a dispute involving an academic issue occurs, the student and faculty member should try to resolve their differences through a private conference. Should such efforts fail, the student may initiate the grievance procedure by completing a Formal Grievance Form. Once this form is completed, a meeting with the Grievance Committee will be called. The Grievance Committee is a standing committee composed of the Academic Dean and two students appointed by Student Government, to assist the student and faculty member in resolving this matter. If there is no satisfactory outcome at this meeting, the matter will be sent to the Educational Policies Committee for final resolution.

Non-Academic Grievance Procedure
Most matters of conflict or disagreement can be resolved by meeting individually with the offending party. Grace Christian University asks that any member of the community with a complaint against another member or entity first attempt to seek resolution by meeting with the individual with whom they are in conflict. Whether or not an individual meeting has taken place, students have the right to submit a formal complaint. This process is initiated by completing a Formal Grievance Form. The Academic Dean maintains record of these complaints as well as the processing and resolution of complaints according to University policies.

If the student is not able to satisfactorily resolve the complaint or grievance with the University, the student has the right to submit his or her complaint to the State of Michigan Licensing Department. (According to Federal Regulation 34 CFR Sec. 600.9(a), all institutions who are participating in Federal Student Aid are required to refer students with unresolved complaints to a State body).
To submit an unresolved complaint to Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, please go to https://www.michigan.gov/lara, then click the “File a Complaint” link at the top of the page.

Textbook Information

To reduce costs to students, Grace Christian University does not maintain a campus bookstore. Students are free to purchase textbooks through any vendor they choose. Textbook information is provided through the Student Portal including ISBN. Links to Amazon.com are provided through the student portal for student’s convenience.

Enrolling in Grace Online courses automatically enrolls the student in the Tree of Life Textbook Delivery service. Textbook delivery is recommended for all online undergraduate students to ensure textbooks are received prior to the start of each five-week course. Textbook rentals and electronic resources are covered by the per-course Resource Fee.

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