Finlandia University

  • 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 493 students (87% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Finlandia University is the only community colleges within Houghton County, MI.
  • The nearest community college to Finlandia University is Nicolet Area Technical College (112.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Finlandia University(MI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty53 staff100 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Finlandia University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Finlandia University diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment493 students3,505 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:135:1
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# Full-Time Students431 students1,591 students
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# Part-Time Students62 students1,914 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
182288
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
6%
14%
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% White
79%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
6%
8%
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Diversity Score0.370.50
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$30,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $21,480 is more than the state average of $11,115. The private state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,480$11,115
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$27,500$12,011
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate45%70%
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Source: 2016 (or 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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