Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Financial Aid Information

  • Eligibility and awarding information for each type of award can be found on the Scholarships page.
  • Federal, state and institutional need-based gift aid eligibility is primarily based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Financial aid is typically disbursed in two equal installments at the beginning of each semester shortly after the end of drop/add week.
  • Title IV (Federal Student Aid) credit balances will be refunded to students within 14 days of the creation of the credit balance.
  • View the cost of attendance and the institutional refund policy (coming soon!).

THIRD-PARTY SERVICERS

Cornerstone University has contracted with several third-party servicers for various aspects of the Title IV aid process. Below is a list of those servicers and their responsibilities.

  • ECSI/Heartland: Performs Perkins loan billing, servicing and NSLDS reporting functions.
  • National Student Loan Clearinghouse: Reports enrollment data to the NSLDS.
  • Reliant Capital Solutions: Collects on delinquent Perkins Loans, Institutional Loans and student accounts.
  • Williams & Fudge: Collects on delinquent Perkins Loans, Institutional Loans and student accounts.
  • RMS: Collects on delinquent Perkins Loans, Institutional Loans and student accounts.

In addition, the following third-party servicers provide non-Title IV financial responsibilities:

  • Agency of Credit Control: Collects on delinquent student accounts.
  • Key 2 Recovery: Collects on delinquent student accounts.
  • West Michigan Document Shredding: Securely destroys student information that is no longer required to be retained.
  • Tree of Life Bookstore Inc.: Allows students to charge bookstore purchases to student accounts.
  • Merchants and Medical: Collects on delinquent student accounts.
  • Second Alliance: Collects on delinquent student accounts.
  • TMS/NelNet: Administers student payment plans.

INSTITUTIONAL COST

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Accreditation and State Authorization

Cornerstone University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, Cornerstone is authorized to offer degree programs.

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Traditional Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates

Cohort Year Freshman Retention Rate* Four-Year Graduation Rate Six-Year Graduation Rate
2006 70% 44%
2007 69% 48%
2008 64% 45.4%
2009 82% 60.3%
2010 74% 36.2% 52.5%
2011 76% 36.6% 52.1%
2012 74.24% 43.9% 55.8%
2013 75.65% 49.6% 60.29%
2014 76.49% 53% 64.9%
2015 75.16% 51.86%
2016 73.5% 49.82%
2017 79.57%
2018 78.52%
2019 83.85%

*One-year retention rates reflect first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen who returned their second year. Six-year graduation rates reflect full-time, degree-seeking students who graduated within 6 years.

Traditional Undergraduate Persistence Rates

Year Fall to Spring Rate** Spring to Fall Rate**
2012-13 90% 82%
2013-14 89% 80%
2014-15 89% 80%
2015-16 88% 78%
2016-17 90% 81%
2017-18 91% 80%
2018-19 92% 87%
2019-20 94% 84%

**These rates are based on the total number of individuals who returned the following semester divided by the total number of possible individuals who could have returned (i.e., excludes those who graduated).

Traditional Undergraduate Employment and Graduate School Placement Rates

Graduation Year Rate***
2016 93%
2017 94%
2018 96%

***This number reflects the percentage of traditional undergraduate graduates who were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 requires institutions to obtain written consent from a student prior to releasing information from the student’s education record to most sources outside the university. It is allowable for a school to release directory information which includes name, address, email address, phone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees and awards, cumulative hours, participation in officially recognized sports and weight and height of athletes.

As an enrolled student, you have the right to restrict the release of directory information. To restrict the release of directory information, contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@cornerstone.edu.

Equity in Athletics Disclosure

General Information

  • Address: 1001 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5897
  • Phone: 616.949.5300

Athletic Department Information

  • Director: Aaron Sagraves
  • Address: 1001 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5897
  • Number of Full-time Undergraduates: 1,288
  • Men: 502
  • Women: 786
  • Reporting Year: 6/1/2018 – 5/31/2019
  • Reporting Official: Trey Reed, Administrator and Camp Coordinator
  • Phone: 616.222.1412
  • Sanctioning Body: NAIA Division II

To view the Cornerstone University’s Equity in Athletics Disclosure Report, click the link below and enter “Cornerstone University” in the Institution Name field once you are on the selection screen.

Equity in Athletics Disclosure

Campus Crime Statistics

Cornerstone University reports crime statistics to the Department of Education, and the information is available via the department’s Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis.

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Voter Registration Information

Michigan residents can register to vote by completing the Michigan Voter Registration Application. More information is available on Michigan’s elections website.

Non-Michigan residents can use the National Mail Voter Registration Form to register in their state. This document includes information on how to register to vote in each state.

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SAT & SUN: Closed

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.