Northwood University Florida Education Center

Overview of Northwood University Florida Education Center

Northwood University Florida is located in West Palm Beach, FL (a small city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Northwood University Florida is the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in business and management, hospitality.

Northwood University Florida Selectivity

Northwood University Florida does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 400. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 510.

Student Body

Northwood University Florida had 874 enrolled students in 2007-2008.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Northwood University Florida values student athletics, and belongs to the Florida Sun Conference, Florida Sun Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Northwood University Florida

Northwood University-Florida Education Center
2600 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach , FL 33409-2911
General Phone: (561) 478-5500

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Northwood University Florida Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management299business management, accounting, banking, international business, MIS, marketing, fashion merchandising, vehicle parts marketing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy30sports and fitness management
Hospitality15hotel management
Security and Law Enforcement0fire services administration
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science
Medical Administration0health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Northwood University Florida in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree9513
Bachelor's degree26213

Northwood University Florida Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwood University Florida had a total enrollment of 874 students (824 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 42%
Black 15%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 26%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 24%
20-21 27%
22-24 23%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

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

(International Students)16%
New Jersey13%
New York6%
New Hampshire1%
Virgin Islands1%
Puerto Rico1%
South Carolina1%

Northwood University Florida Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %

Northwood University Florida Room and Board (2007)

Northwood University Florida offers campus housing for 414 of its 824 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of West Palm Beach, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northwood University Florida Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400500
SAT Math410510
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1722
ACT Composite1721

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 SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT42%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Northwood University Florida Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,544
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,544
Room and board $ 7,548
Room charge $ 3,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,648
Books and supplies $ 1,482
Other expenses $ 2,508

Financial Aid:
Northwood University Florida participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 407215)

Northwood University Florida Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track108

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year0*2*
Associate professoracademic year8$62,2813$58,750
Assistant professoracademic year2*3$52,883
All faculty totalacademic year10$60,4158$57,038

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

Northwood University Florida Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Florida Sun Conference
Baseball Florida Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4658104

Northwood University Florida Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Fashion Merchandising
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management


Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Services Administration

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Northwood University Florida Highlights

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What Sets Northwood University Florida Apart:

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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 11%Northwood University Florida Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Male % of student body
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Top 12%Northwood University Florida Male % of student body
% of degrees in hospitality
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Top 14%Northwood University Florida % of degrees in hospitality
Number of students
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Top 18%Northwood University Florida Number of students

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