Great Lakes Christian College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,750
2022 Average Net Price
$15,978
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
14%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
133
94.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32%
8 Graduates

About

Great Lakes Christian College is a higher education institution located in Eaton County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Great Lakes Christian College were Biblical Studies (26 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (5 degrees), and Family Systems (3 degrees).

In 2022, 54 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Great Lakes Christian College. 53.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (40 degrees), 3.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Great Lakes Christian College is $15,750, which is $809 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Great Lakes Christian College is $15,750, which is $809 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,978.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Great Lakes Christian College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Great Lakes Christian College was $15,750. The cost of tuition at Great Lakes Christian College is $809 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$15,978
2022 Value
3.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Great Lakes Christian College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,978. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Great Lakes Christian College grew by 3.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,880
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Great Lakes Christian College was of $9,880 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Great Lakes Christian College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.15% with respect to 2021, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
14%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Great Lakes Christian College was 14%, which represents 7 out of the 50 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Great Lakes Christian College had a total enrollment of 133 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Great Lakes Christian College is 126 students and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Great Lakes Christian College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.1% White, 34.6% Black or African American, 3.76% Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.752% Asian, and 0.752% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (26.2%) and White Male (25.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Great Lakes Christian College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 133 students. The full-time enrollment at Great Lakes Christian College is 126 and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Great Lakes Christian College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Great Lakes Christian College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Great Lakes Christian College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    72 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    46 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Great Lakes Christian College is 54.1% White, 34.6% Black or African American, 3.76% Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.752% Asian, and 0.752% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 4 more women than men received degrees from Great Lakes Christian College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Great Lakes Christian College is white (40 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Great Lakes Christian College is Biblical Studies (26 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (5 degrees) and Family Systems (3 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Great Lakes Christian College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (3 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,758,821 people), Accountants & auditors (1,050,772 people), Other managers (755,512 people), Secondary school teachers (514,060 people), and Financial managers (506,671 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College in 2022 are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (3 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees), Business (5 degrees), and Education (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (3 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees), Business (5 degrees), and Education (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,219,246 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (543,727 people), Computer Systems Design (534,704 people), Banking & related activities (505,249 people), and Construction (427,498 people).

The most specialized majors at Great Lakes Christian College are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (3 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (10 degrees), Business (5 degrees), and Education (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Great Lakes Christian College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 26 degrees awarded
  2. 5 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Great Lakes Christian College was Biblical Studies with 26 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

25
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
29
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Great Lakes Christian College, which is 0.862 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (29).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Great Lakes Christian College in Biblical Studies, which is 0.875 times less than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Great Lakes Christian College in Biblical Studies, which is 1.14 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
14%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 10% of students graduating from Great Lakes Christian College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 14% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 14% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Great Lakes Christian College is Male and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    40 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Great Lakes Christian College is white (40 degrees awarded). There were 3.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    23 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Great Lakes Christian College is white female (23 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (17 degrees).

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Operations

Great Lakes Christian College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.09M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−11%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Great Lakes Christian College had a total salary expenditure of 3.89M. Great Lakes Christian College employs 8 Professors. Most academics at Great Lakes Christian College are Male Professor (6), and Female Professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College are: Management, with 4 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 4 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

Endowment

$1.09M
2022 Endowment
3.94%
growth from 2021

Great Lakes Christian College has an endowment valued at about $1.09M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Great Lakes Christian College grew 3.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.5M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.41M
2022 Salaries
21.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Great Lakes Christian College paid a median of $1.41M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($3.89M) and a 21.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$377k
Instructional Salaries
8
Number of Employees

In 2022, Great Lakes Christian College paid a total of $377k to 8 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
8 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
4 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College was Professor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College were Management with 4 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 4 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Great Lakes Christian College was Male Professor with 6 employees, and Female Professor with 2 employees.

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