Finlandia University

Tel: (906)482-5300
525 students
Private not-for-profit
Finlandia University offers students a diverse curriculum and an atmosphere that is supportive and friendly to each of its 550 students. The intimate learning environment that our students find in our small classes, and the relationships and friendships they forge with their classmates and employees of the university last a lifetime. If you are looking for approachable faculty, the opportunity to experience our academic excellence, and the chance to gain the skill and knowledge base to make you successful in the 21st century, Finlandia is the place for you.
School Highlights:
Finlandia University serves 525 students (88.38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Finlandia University is the only community colleges within Houghton County, MI.
The nearest community college is Nicolet Area Technical College (112.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
College Finlandia University Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 48 staff
61 staff
Finlandia University Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 525 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 60% over five years.
Total Enrollment 525 students 1,296 students
Finlandia University Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
Finlandia University Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 464 students
810 students
Finlandia University Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 61 students
1,036 students
Finlandia University Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Finlandia University Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Finlandia University American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Finlandia University Asian (2007-2013)
% Hawaiian
Finlandia University Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
Finlandia University Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Finlandia University Black (2006-2013)
% White
Finlandia University White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Finlandia University More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Finlandia University Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Finlandia University Non Resident (2006-2013)
Finlandia University Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.06 0.53
Finlandia University Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $20,480 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $20,480 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $20,480 $5,694
Finlandia University In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $20,480 $10,252
Finlandia University Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 182 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
Finlandia University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 59%
Finlandia University Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The Finlandia campus is in the heart of Northern Michigan's beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. This rugged finger of land jutting out into the deep blue waters of Lake Superior affords a bounty of recreational activities that appeal to a vast number of interests. Comprised of a mixture of historic architecture and modern facilities, the Finlandia campus provides a mixture of comfort and aesthetic appeal. Nestled in the hills surrounding Portage Lake, an inspiring vista can be enjoyed from many locations on campus, especially the student residence. The campus' small size, comparable to an average city block, offers convenience, while its closeness to downtown Hancock provides diversity for the student's lifestyle. Finlandia was founded in 1896 as Suomi College by Finnish immigrants, but its heritage extends hundreds of years before that. The Finns developed an attitude of "sisu" or persistence and determination during the early years of their country's formation. They brought sisu with them to help them thrive in a new land. It was with this steadfast attitude that Finlandia University was established. Athletics are a major component of student life at Finlandia University. Our students have the opportunity to participate and share in the excitement of 13 varsity intercollegiate sports. Finlandia offers athletic programming for females in basketball, cross country running, ice hockey, Nordic Skiing, soccer, softball, and volleyball. For males, Finlandia sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country running, ice hockey, Nordic Skiing, and soccer.

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