• 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 402 students (89% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 402 students
  • Private-state tuition: $21,480
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 145 teachers has grown by 173% over five years.
Finlandia University
(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
145 staff
224 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 3:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Finlandia University diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
402 students
2,703 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
359 students
1,079 students
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# Part-Time Students
43 students
1,704 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
389 students
298 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
359 students
1,079 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
43 students
1,615 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
178 students
178 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
6%
12%
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% White
65%
71%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
13%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.47
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
3.11%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.69%
3.79%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,800
$30,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $21,480 is more than the state average of $11,103. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$21,480
$11,103
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$21,100
$11,704
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,875
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
83%
99%
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SAT Reading
445
445
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SAT Math
470
470
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ACT Composite
20
20
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ACT English
18
18
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ACT Math
20
20
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Finlandia University cost?

Finlandia University's private state tuition is approximately $21,480.

What schools are Finlandia University often compared to?

Finlandia Universityis often viewed alongside schools like Delta College by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Finlandia University?

The acceptance rate of Finlandia University is 83%, which is lower than the state average of 99%.

What is Finlandia University's ranking?

Finlandia University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Michigan for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 402 students
  • Private-state tuition: $21,480
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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