Northland College

Ashland, WI 54806
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Northland College is one of the thirty-three private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Wisconsin. The campus is located in Ashland town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 635 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 189 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 138 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%). Every year 64% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Northland College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $33,640, and fees were $1,517. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $33,640 and $1,517 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students635
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Church of Christ
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1957 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$650/credit
In State Students$650/credit
Out of State Students$650/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $29,250 $29,250 $29,250
ADN 70 $45,500 $45,500 $45,500
BSN 125 $81,250 $81,250 $81,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Northland College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,433
Other Federal Grant 28% $1,177
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $2,842
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $22,135
Federal Student Loans 71% $5,919
Private Loans 12% $13,165


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,661
$30,001 to $48,000$14,588
$48,001 to $75,000$17,882
$75,001 to $110,000$21,906
Over $110,000$24,198

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.
Northland College
1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806

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