• Graduates celebration at commencement

Northland College is a private, non-profit liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability, located in Ashland, Wisconsin.

Per the U.S. Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and other federal regulations, Northland College discloses information about the College ranging from athletic, academic, financial aid, security, graduation rates, and more. As a means to making this “Students’ Right to Know” information readily available, Northland has compiled this information arranged by topic.

Retention & Graduation Rates

The following tables, compiled by the Office of Institutional Research, show the retention and graduation rates of full-time, first-year, degree-seeking students from each fall term. The first table summarizes these statistics using actual headcount numbers, the second table displays those numbers as percentages of the original cohort. Retention figures are determined using fall to fall census enrollments (10th day of classes). August 31 is used as a cut-off date to determine four-, five-, and six-year graduates/grad rates.

Cohort Retention & Graduation Headcounts

Entering
Year
Entering
Cohort
2nd Fall
Return
3rd Fall
Return
4th Fall
Return
4 Year
Grad
5 Year
Grad
6 Year
Grad
2007
151
115
95
88
78
87
87
2008
133
91
75
69
54
61
61
2009
134
100
86
76
73
77
 78
2010
129
81
70
64
2011
146
114
94
94
2012
182
124
108
 95
2013
140
 92
 80
 80
2014
150
 105
 100
2015
128
 98
2016
168

Cohort Retention & Graduation Rates

Entering
Year
Entering
Cohort
2nd Fall
Retention
3rd Fall
Retention
4th Fall
Retention
4 Year
Grad Rate
5 Year
Grad Rate
6 Year
Grad Rate
2007
151
76.2%
62.9%
58.3%
51.7%
57.6%
57.6%
2008
133
68.4%
56.4%
51.9%
40.6%
45.9%
45.9%
2009
134
74.6%
64.2%
56.7%
54.5%
57.5%
 58.2%
2010
129
62.8%
54.3%
49.6%
2011
146
78.1%
64.4%
64.4%
2012
182
68.1%
59.3%
 52.2%
2013
140
 65.7%
  57.1%
 57.1%
2014
150
 70.0%
 66.7%
2015
128
 76.6%
2016
168

Cohorts include full-time, first-time freshmen who begin in each fall term.