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October 26, 2023

Northwood University has received high marks by, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning.

“This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty, staff, and students,” stated Dr. Kristin Stehouwer, provost and academic vice president. “These rankings reaffirm our commitment to excellence and inspire us to continue innovating and delivering top-quality education for future business leaders. We like to say there’s no back row in our virtual and hybrid classrooms. Our philosophy is that online and hybrid learning should be at least as engaging as traditional classrooms in preparing students for success.”’s institutional rankings, which are set apart from other conventional ratings, are deemed the benchmark of academic evaluations for online and hybrid programs. An exclusive methodology is used to rank each institution on a scale from 0 to 100 across six categories. Evaluations are based on quantitative measures such as academic quality, graduation rate, cost and return on investment, and student resources. Top picks are highly regarded, affordable, and offer the tools and resources students need to successfully graduate and excel in their fields.

Northwood University has been recognized for the following awards:

Best Online Accounting Degree Programs of 2024 | Ranked 33

• Best Online Finance  Degree Programs of 2024 | Ranked 12

• Best Online Marketing  Degree Programs of 2024 | Ranked 22

• Best Online Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurship Degree Programs | Ranked 26

• Best Online Colleges in Michigan | Ranked 15

Recent studies show that bachelor’s degree holders earn 75% more than those with just a high school diploma. Moreover, the trajectory of earnings ascends with the level of educational attainment, showcasing a progressively larger payoff. The numbers are compelling: completing college positions allows individuals to earn a median lifetime income of $2.8 million, a significant leap from the $1.6 million median for those limited to a high school diploma.

“We are proud that a 2022 Georgetown University study put Northwood University in the top 11% of all colleges and universities nationally for return on investment. The return on investment from a Northwood degree includes not only a higher earning potential, but the opportunity for students to follow their passion,” stated Dr. Mark Lund, assistant provost for Northwood University. “Northwood develops free-enterprise leaders who drive global social and economic progress — a fact that’s supported by the data.”

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