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Northwood University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Northwood University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Northwood University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Northwood University was awarded 108 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is vehicle and vehicle parts and accessories marketing operations.

Overall Quality

Northwood was not ranked in College Factual's 2022 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into Northwood?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Northwood University is 77%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Northwood is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 84% of students accepted to Northwood submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northwood University  ( 490 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Northwood University  ( 500 to 590 )
Northwood received ACT scores from 25% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Northwood University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Northwood University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Northwood it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Northwood University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northwood University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Northwood University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Northwood the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 41%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  41 out of 100

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Northwood University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,254 undergraduates at Northwood with 1,358 being full-time and 896 being part-time.

How Much Does Northwood University Cost?

The overall average net price of Northwood is $21,618. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Northwood

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,573 $14,903 $20,968 $22,497 $25,435

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Northwood, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Northwood, approximately 90% of students took out student loans averaging $7,704 a year. That adds up to $30,816 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northwood is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Northwood Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Northwood with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,900 in their early years. That's great news for Northwood students since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Northwood University

Northwood University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Midland, Michigan. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Northwood are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4000 Whiting Dr, Midland, MI 48640-2398
Phone: 800-622-9000

Northwood University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 19 majors graduated from Northwood University. Of these students, 952 received undergraduate degrees and 179 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 440 $47,030
Accounting 99 $45,696
Marketing 88 $40,728
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 81 $57,860
Finance & Financial Management 58 $46,966
Health & Medical Administrative Services 26 $39,009
Health & Physical Education 26 $30,119
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 24 NA
International Business 22 $47,394
Entrepreneurial Studies 17 $29,685

Learn more about the majors offered at Northwood University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Northwood

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,776 students took at least one online class at Northwood University. This is a decrease from the 1,930 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,776 1,139
2018-2019 1,930 1,187
2017-2018 2,117 1,208
2016-2017 2,095 1,138
2015-2016 1,929 1,063

Learn more about online learning at Northwood University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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