• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: 3,000-9,999

2019 Recognition Categories

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Facilities, Workspace & Security
  • Teaching Environment (Faculty Only)
  • Tenure Clarity & Process (Faculty Only)

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

We embrace community engagement for faculty research, student learning and improving our region. Faculty and staff are committed to being approachable and empowering, and embrace a student-first philosophy. Colleagues support one another in myriad ways, and the university supports them with resources and an inclusive environment. We listen to faculty and staff and improve our work environment based on their input; we invest in our people and their professional growth.

Employee Comment

The people. The individuals that make up the faculty/staff at SVSU are what gives this institution the rightful and positive reputation for caring and personal support to students. It's not necessarily a written policy that makes it that way, it's just how the people that work here are. We care about the students, we care about the university.

Vital Statistics


  • Combined Administration and Exempt Staff: 268
  • Fulltime Faculty: 287
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 181
  • Adjunct Count: 451

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $75,420
  • Administration: $94,104
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $52,992
  • Non-exempt Staff: $42,338

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 7
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 6
  • 4 Years Recognized

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