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

2021 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Shared Governance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Employee Comment

SVSU has people who have worked here for 40+ years and others who are brand new employees, and no matter your longevity at the university, you still feel like you are part of the Cardinal family. You have a sense of belonging.

President's Statement

Our collective commitment to our university community makes SVSU a great place to work and a great place to learn. Our response to the pandemic emphasized health and safety as we returned to in-person instruction in August, and not a single case of viral transmission has been traced to an academic setting. When vaccines became available, we used existing relationships to expedite vaccinations, and more than 70% of our faculty and staff were vaccinated by March. When it mattered most, we showed we truly care about the health and welfare of our faculty, staff and students.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 101
  • Fulltime Eps: 131
  • Fulltime Faculty: 269
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 210

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $75,516
  • Administration: $92,794
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $55,668
  • Non-exempt Staff: $37,325

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 10%
  • Adjunct/Part-time Faculty: 6%
  • 6 Years Recognized

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