2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$20,780

Net Price

91%

Admitted

21%

Enrolled

60%

Graduation Rate

15/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Cornerstone University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,930. In 2021, there were 120 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #26 in Michigan and ranks #731 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

120

Total Enrollment

1,930

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Cornerstone University

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#26

Michigan Rank

Combining ranking factors for 37 schools that offer psychology degrees in Michigan, Cornerstone University ranks #26.

#731

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Cornerstone University ranks #731.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Cornerstone University offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology627
Counseling Psychology627
Developmental Psychology9
General Psychology28
Research Psychology9
Social Work8
Total Graduates6654
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,923 students applied to the Cornerstone University. The university admitted 91% and 21% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Michigan universities is 8,599. On average, all Michigan institutions admit 75% and 24% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Cornerstone University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 97%. Compared to all Michigan four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Cornerstone University is 60%, compared to 57% for all Michigan universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CU to Michigan Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Cornerstone University to the average of all Michigan four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CU

1,923

Applicants

91%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

97%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

MI Colleges

8,599

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

24%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 62 or 42% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 86 or 58% part-time faculty members employed at Cornerstone University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 62 or 42%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CU

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

42%

Percent Full-Time

58%

Percent Part-Time

42%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MI Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Cornerstone University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $27,040, and the average cost for books and supplies is $800.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $14,160 and the average cost for graduate fees is $800.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Cornerstone University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Cornerstone University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,310
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,860
Total Living Expenses$13,170
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$27,040
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$800
Total Undergraduate Expenses$41,010
In-State, Graduate Tuition$14,160
In-State, Graduate Fees$800
Total Graduate Expenses$14,960
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Cornerstone University is $20,780. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Cornerstone University to all Michigan universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CU

$41,010

Cost to Attend

$13,148

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,780

Net Price

MI Colleges

$33,439

Cost to Attend

$12,508

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,125

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 276 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,309 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $13,148.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,309$13,148
Pell Grants496$4,600
Federal Student Loans841$7,772
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Cornerstone University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CU

1,309

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

496

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

841

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

MI Colleges

4,643

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,877

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

2,430

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

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