Finlandia University

601 Quincy St, Hancock
MI, 49930-1832
Tel: (906)482-5300
571 students
Private not-for-profit

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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 571 students (88% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Finlandia University is the only community colleges within Houghton County, MI.
The nearest community college is Nicolet Area Technical College (112.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Finlandia University Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 571 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 64% over five years.
Total Enrollment
571 students
1,287 students
Finlandia University Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
502 students
832 students
Finlandia University Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 69 students
1,021 students
Finlandia University Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Finlandia University sch enrollment Finlandia University sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Finlandia University Asian (2007-2011)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Finlandia University Hispanic (2006-2011)
% Black
Finlandia University Black (2006-2012)
% White
Finlandia University White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Finlandia University More (2010-2012)
Finlandia University sch ethnicity Finlandia University sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Finlandia University Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $20,480 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $20,480 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $20,480 $5,890
Finlandia University In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $20,480 $10,050
Finlandia University Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 78%
Finlandia University Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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