Finlandia University

Tel: (906)482-5300
493 students
Private, non-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 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 30%.
  • 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 53 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Finlandia University (MI) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 53 staff 94 staff
Finlandia University Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 493 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 68% over five years.
Total Enrollment 493 students 3,372 students
Finlandia University Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1 35:1
Finlandia University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 431 students 1,530 students
Finlandia University Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 62 students 1,825 students
Finlandia University Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Finlandia University Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
182 288
% American Indian/Alaskan
Finlandia University American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
Finlandia University Asian (2008-2015)
% Hispanic
Finlandia University Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Finlandia University Black (2007-2015)
% White
Finlandia University White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Finlandia University More (2011-2015)
% Non Resident races
Finlandia University Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
Finlandia University Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.37 0.48
Finlandia University Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $20,480 is more than the state average of $7,740. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $20,480 $7,740
Finlandia University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 89%
Finlandia University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Percent Admitted 45% 70%
Finlandia University Percent Admitted (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,352 per year for in-state students and $5,856 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $7,740 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a 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. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.