Northland College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,980

1.96% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,951

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.06%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

54%

1,335 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

582

96.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

50%

64 Graduates

About

Northland College is a higher education institution located in Ashland County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northland College were General Biological Sciences (23 degrees awarded), Other Natural Resource & Conservation (16 degrees), and Community Organization & Advocacy (13 degrees).

In 2016, 158 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northland College. 50.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (132 degrees), 16.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northland College is $31,980, which is $7,565 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northland College is $31,980, which is $7,565 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,951.

In 2016, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,980

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Northland College was $31,980. The cost of tuition at Northland College is $7,565 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$18,951

2016 Value

1.25%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Northland College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,951. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Northland College grew by 1.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,349

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northland College was of $8,349 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 6.25% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Northland College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.06% with respect to 2015, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.06%

2015 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Northland College was 6.06%, which represents 10 out of the 165 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Northland College received 1,335 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 56.7% annual growth. Out of those 1,335 applicants, 721 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54% acceptance rate.

There were 582 students enrolled at Northland College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northland College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

721

Accepted Out of 1,335

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northland College was 54% (721 admissions from 1,335 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 57.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 56.7%, while admissions grew by 48%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Northland College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northland College has a total enrollment of 582 students. The full-time enrollment at Northland College is 560 students and the part-time enrollment is 22. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Northland College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northland College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.9% White, 4.47% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.37% Two or More Races, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.515% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northland College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (40.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northland College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 582 students. The full-time enrollment at Northland College is 560 and the part-time enrollment is 22. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Northland College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northland College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Northland College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    471

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    26

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    16

The enrolled student population at Northland College is 80.9% White, 4.47% Hispanic or Latino, 2.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.37% Two or More Races, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.515% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 32 students (5.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 2 more women than men received degrees from Northland College. The majority of degree recipients at Northland College are white (132 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northland College is General Biological Sciences (23 degrees awarded), followed by Other Natural Resource & Conservation (16 degrees) and Community Organization & Advocacy (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northland College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (19 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northland College are Physicians & surgeons (454,838 people), Miscellaneous managers (241,975 people), Postsecondary teachers (219,109 people), Social workers (186,322 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (129,066 people).

The most specialized majors at Northland College are Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (19 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northland College are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Northland College are Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (19 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northland College are Hospitals (564,080 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,702 people), Elementary & secondary schools (278,201 people), Offices of physicians (184,608 people), and Scientific research & development services (172,835 people).

The most specialized majors at Northland College are Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (19 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northland College.

Most Common

  1. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northland College was General Biological Sciences with 23 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 78

  2. 80

In 2016, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Northland College, which is 0.975 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (80).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Northland College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.09 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 11 degrees were awarded to women at Northland College in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.917 times less than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 41% of students graduating from Northland College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northland College is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.25% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    132 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northland College is white (132 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (8 degrees).

5.06% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    69 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    63 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northland College is white female (69 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (63 degrees).

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Operations

Northland College has an endowment valued at nearly $25.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $836k (3.32%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Northland College had a total expenditure of $19.6M. Of that $19.6M, they spent $8.15M on salaries and $19.6M on benefits.

Northland College employs 24 Assistant professors, 16 Professors, and 9 Associate professors. Most academics at Northland College are Male Assistant professors (16), Male Professors(12), and Female Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northland College are: Management, with 23 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 16 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.2M

2015 Endowment

21.5%

growth from 2014

Northland College has an endowment valued at about $25.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Northland College grew 21.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.47M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.82M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Northland College received $1.82M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$8.15M

Salary Expenditure

$19.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Northland College had a total expenditure of $19.6M. Of that $19.6M, they spent $8.15M on salaries and $19.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Northland College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.15M

2015 Salaries

1.55%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Northland College paid a median of $8.15M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($19.6M) and a 1.55% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.95% growth from 2013 and a 11.2% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.08M

Instructional Salaries

53

Number of Employees

In 2015, Northland College paid a total of $3.08M to 53 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

24 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

23 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northland College were Assistant professor with 24 employees; Professor with 16 employees; and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northland College were Management with 23 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northland College was Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, Male Professor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northland College.

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