Northwood University

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Northwood University (sometimes referred as NU) is a privately owned and operated university with three residential campuses. Its first campus was established in Midland Michigan in 1961. In 1966, NU launched its second campus in Cedar Hill, Texas and in 1984 it opened its third campus in West Palm Beach, Florida. NU also operates four joint international education programs. Since it opened its doors in 1961, the university has graduated over 33,000 students.

NU awards undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees in several business disciplines including Accounting, Marketing, Management, Information Management, Sports Management, Economics, International Business, Finance, Fashion Management, Entrepreneurship, and Operations & Supply Chain Management, to name just a few. NU also offers a non-degree adult education program with concentrations in General Management, Health Care Management, Marketing Management and Management Information Systems (MIS).

General Information

Admission Office

4000 Whiting Drive

Midland, MI 48640

(989) 837-4273

(800) 457-7878

Fax: (989) 837-4490

Contact: Daniel Toland

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

4000 Whiting Drive

Midland, MI 48640-2398

(989) 837-4200

Total undergrads: 1,950

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 441

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,946

Graduate enrollment: 319


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B
Pre-architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry A
Design/Visual Communications B
Digital art B
Digital cinema B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Furntiture design B
Graphic Design B
Human centered design B
Illustration B
Industrial Design A,B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Woodworking B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Botany B
Ecology B
Forensic biochemistry B
Microbiology B
Physiology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting/Finance B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Financial Planning B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Entertainment/sports promotion B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance A
Lineworker C


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Earth science teacher education B
Economics teacher education B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Geography Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Political science teacher education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B


Pre-engineering B

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A
Computer Engineering C
Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Electromechanical Technologies A
GIS technology C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B
Plastics C

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A,B
Human Development/Family Studies B
Institutional Food Production A

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Community Health Services B
Cytogenetics Technology B
Cytotechnology B
Histologic Technician A
Histologic Technology B
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Laboratory Assistance C
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Practical C
Pre-chiropractic B
Pre-optometry B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy Technician A
Speech-Language Pathology B
Surgical Technology A,C


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A
Plastic injection technology C

vMulti/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetic Services C
Cosmetology C

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry, ACS Certified B
Geology B
Physics B

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A


Developmental/Child Psychology B
Experimental Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B
Law Enforcement Administration A
Security/Loss Prevention B

Social Sciences

Cartography B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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