Northland College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,078
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,340
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.43%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
64.3%
1,706 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
570
95.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
56%
84 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 Business Administration & Management (16 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (13 degrees), and Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (12 degrees).

In 2020, 127 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northland College. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (105 degrees), 26.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northland College is $37,078, which is $8,678 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northland College is $37,078, which is $8,678 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,340.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students attending Northland College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,078
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northland College was $37,078. The cost of tuition at Northland College is $8,678 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,340
2020 Value
2.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northland College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,340. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northland College grew by 2.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,406
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northland College was of $9,406 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.52% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Northland College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2019, when 94% 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.
7.43%
2018 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northland College was 7.43%, which represents 13 out of the 175 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northland College received 1,706 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 18.3% annual growth. Out of those 1,706 applicants, 1,097 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.3% acceptance rate.

There were 570 students enrolled at Northland College in 2020, and 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northland College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,097
Accepted Out of 1,706

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northland College was 64.3% (1,097 admissions from 1,706 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 66.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 18.3%, while admissions grew by 14.4%.

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage
29
Scores Submitted

19% of enrolled first-time students at Northland College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northland College has a total enrollment of 570 students. The full-time enrollment at Northland College is 545 students and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at Northland College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northland College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.2% White, 7.19% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 3.68% Black or African American, 2.81% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.58% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northland College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.9%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northland College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 570 students. The full-time enrollment at Northland College is 545 and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at Northland College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Northland College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    383
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    41
  3. Two or More Races
    26

The enrolled student population at Northland College is 67.2% White, 7.19% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 3.68% Black or African American, 2.81% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.58% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 35 students (6.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 21 more women than men received degrees from Northland College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northland College is white (105 degrees awarded). There were 26.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northland College is General Business Administration & Management (16 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (13 degrees) and Other Conservation & Natural Resource Research (12 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 (30 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (3 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 Other managers (127,811 people), Postsecondary teachers (101,717 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (93,021 people), Physicians (76,176 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (71,374 people).

The most specialized majors at Northland College are Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northland College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Northland College are Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northland College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (202,320 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (184,079 people), Elementary & secondary schools (160,447 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (132,062 people), and Construction (78,495 people).

The most specialized majors at Northland College are Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 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. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 12 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northland College was General Business Administration & Management with 16 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

53
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
74
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Northland College, which is 0.716 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (74).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Northland College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 8 degrees were awarded to women at Northland College in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 47% of students graduating from Northland College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (67.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northland College is Female and White (67.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    105 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northland College is white (105 degrees awarded). There were 26.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (4 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    64 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northland College is white female (64 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (41 degrees).

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Operations

Northland College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.73M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−25.3%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Northland College had a total salary expenditure of $20M. Northland College employs 21 Assistant professors, 13 Professors, and 9 Associate professors. Most academics at Northland College are Male Assistant professors (11), Female Assistant professors(10), and Male Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northland College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.73M
2020 Endowment
20.3%
decline from 2019

Northland College has an endowment valued at about $5.73M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Northland College declined 20.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.1M 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. $2.32M - Federal
  2. $42k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Northland College received $2.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $42k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.23M
2020 Salaries
3.7%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northland College paid a median of $8.23M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($20M) and a 3.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.35% growth from 2018 and a 18.3% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.63M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northland College paid a total of $3.63M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 44% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northland College were Assistant professor with 21 employees; Professor with 13 employees; and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northland College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northland College was Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Male Professor with 9 employees.

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

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