• Control: Private
  • Carnegie Classification: Special
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: 3,000-9,999

2019 Recognition Categories

  • Facilities, Workspace & Security
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Work/Life Balance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

Great colleges truly start with great people. At Northwood University, our "Northwood Family" is made of professionals who believe in the important traits of our code of ethics and our philosophy, the Northwood Idea. This idea shapes our students so that they emerge ready to be leaders. Northwood is a great place to work because we share a common goal "our mission" and everyday staff and faculty strive to bring that mission to life.

Employee Comment

I appreciate the culture in that our core values are woven into everything we do, here. It's a breath of fresh air to be part of a team that walks the talk, so-to-speak, rather than using core values, mission statements, or vision statements as merely slogans. The entire institution really exemplifies teamwork and shows how to conduct itself with purpose. The culture really makes me feel part of Northwood University's phenomenal team.

Vital Statistics


  • Combined Administration and Exempt Staff: 191
  • Fulltime Faculty: 54
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 80
  • Adjunct Count: 447

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $64,971
  • Administration: $107,595
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $51,962
  • Non-exempt Staff: $36,874

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 2
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 7
  • 2 Years Recognized

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