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Northwood University named a “2019 Great College to Work For”

September 16, 2019

Northwood University is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s twelfth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 236 colleges and universities.

Only 85 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Northwood included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.

Northwood University won honors in four categories this year: Facilities, Workspace and Security, Respect and Appreciation, Job Satisfaction, and Work/Life Balance.

Northwood University is a private, non-profit organization founded on the principles of the Northwood Idea where the heart of capitalism beats strong and the development of future leaders is at the forefront of their mission. Northwood embraces the collective passion for free-enterprise, and the distinct, diverse differences of people that make them so valuable in industry today.

Today, America needs more capitalist leaders who strive to Go Make A Difference in their industry and community. Northwood University is unwavering in its mission to educate the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. They do this by providing exceptional leadership and experiential learning opportunities, where students can gain industry knowledge inside and outside of the classroom.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit which captured demographics and workplace policies, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most comprehensive workplace study in higher education. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at

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