Davenport U to Close Campuses in Response to Enrollment Dip

July 17, 2015

With its enrollment having dropped by a quarter since 2010, Davenport University will close or merge several of its campuses in Michigan, MLive reported. The university's own news release about the changes focuses on the expansion of its campus in Grand Rapids, which is attracting increasing numbers of traditional-age students and will begin a football program next year, and the possible establishment of a campus in Detroit. But the release notes -- as the MLive article emphasizes -- that Davenport will shift its current campus operations in Flint and Kalamazoo to community colleges in those cities, merge its Saginaw operation into another nearby campus, and close its Battle Creek campus. Enrollment at the private nonprofit university has fallen from about 11,500 to about 8,500 since 2010, MLive reported.

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