Northland College

Overview of Northland College

Northland College is found in Ashland, WI. Ashland is a self-contained town. Applicants to the school are attracted by its United Church of Christ identity. Northland College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at the school.

Areas of Study

Northland College has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in conservation and resource management, science.

Northland College Selectivity

Admission to Northland College is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 640.


Northland College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

Students numbered 682 in 2007-2008 at the school.

Student Life

Northland College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Northland College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Northland College's mission is to integrate liberal arts studies with an environmental emphasis, enabling those it serves to address the challenges of the future."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Northland College

Northland College
1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland , WI 54806-3999
General Phone: (715) 682-1699

Northland College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science27biology, biochemistry, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, geology, hydrology and water resources
Conservation and Resource Management26environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources management, forestry, wildlife management
Liberal Arts24Native American studies, English, English composition, peace and conflict resolution, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history
Education and Teaching22education, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, art education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Business and Management12business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling6psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine4registered nursing
Fine Arts3fine arts
Medical Administration2health care administration
Religion and Philosophy2religion, philosophy and religious studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation studies

Number of programs and degrees for Northland College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree13247

Northland College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northland College had a total enrollment of 682 students (686 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 40%
20-21 33%
22-24 14%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
North Dakota1%
Puerto Rico1%
Washington, DC1%
South Carolina1%

Northland College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Northland College Room and Board (2007)

Northland College offers campus housing for 566 of its 686 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Ashland, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Northland College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530640
SAT Math490640
SAT Writing450610
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT17%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Northland College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,101
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,101
Room and board $ 6,440
Room charge $ 2,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,840
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Northland College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 387500)

Northland College Faculty

Northland College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$59,1223$54,045
Associate professoracademic year13$47,7762*
Assistant professoracademic year10$40,4624$46,994
All faculty totalacademic year30$47,9859$49,979

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northland College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Baseball Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Track Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

Northland College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forestry, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Northland College Apart:

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checked United Church of Christ affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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