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Northwestern Health Sciences University

Northwestern Health Sciences University is college with 113 students located in Bloomington, MN.

Medicine and Allied Health School, Open Admissions


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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 113
Gender 42% Male / 58% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 45% Full Time / 55% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 13% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 86%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework



Popular Majors

Biology/Biological Sciences (66%), Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (33%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in Western (Swedish) massage, sports massage, myotherapy/trigger point massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, massage safety and emergency management, client counseling, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Massage Therapists
Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.


A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

Interim President Dr. Michael Wiles
President & CEO Kent Erickson
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 50
Student : Faculty Ratio 5 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Acceptance Rate: 55.6% accepted of 18 applications

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $14,794 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$30K-$48K $13,363
$48K-$75K $17,489
$75K-$110K $23,483
$110K+ $23,983

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $11,370, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $11,176 Same as On-Campus
Fees $551 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,000
Books $710 $710
Total (before financial aid) $12,437 $20,437

Students Receiving Aid

63% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 50% $5,888
Federal Scholarships/Grants 25% $3,250
Institutional Grants 50% $591
Other Federal Grants 13% $1,000
Pell Grants 13% $5,500
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 38% $6,528
Student Loans 50% $5,888

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

66% of students graduated in six years.

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