Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, MN 55431


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Trimester
Total enrollment 858
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 7:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Northwestern Health Sciences University has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Northwestern Health Sciences University's tuition was $9,696 for all students regardless of residency (63.8% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Northwestern Health Sciences University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 50% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,331 (which is 1.6% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2016-2017, was 1, which is 50% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $9,500 (which is 61.2% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Northwestern Health Sciences University has enrolled a total of 858 students (735 students full-time and 123 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 858 students, 42 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and 176 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 682 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 60%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 29%

Asian: 5%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Black/African American: 1%

Hispanic: 1%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 2 largest majors offered at Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 77% 679 39
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 13% 118

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Northwestern Health Sciences University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Northwestern Health Sciences University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,500. Last year, out of the total 418 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 385 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 285 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 251 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $34,500 $45,500
Employment Rate 92% 88%
Total Graduates 418 285

Campus Location

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