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|Endowment||$97.9 million (2019)|
|Undergraduates||(Traditional and Adult Degree Program - All MI Locations) = 3,631 Michigan Residential Undergraduate-1,586|
|Campus||Urban 90 acres|
|Colors||NU Dark Blue and NU Lighter Blue|
|Athletics||NCAA Division II|
Northwood University opened as Northwood Institute in 1959 by Arthur E. Turner and R. Gary Stauffer. One hundred students enrolled at the new school, which was initially located in a 19th-century mansion in Alma, Michigan. Northwood Institute moved to Midland, Michigan, in 1961.
The Jesuits operated a seminary known as West Baden College at the former West Baden Springs Hotel, in Orange County, Indiana, from 1934 until June 1964, when declining enrollment forced the closure of the facility. They sold the property to a Michigan couple, who in turn donated it to Northwood Institute, which operated a satellite campus of their business management school under the great dome on the property from 1966 until 1983, when it was closed. During the same time frame during which the Indiana campus was opened, a Northwood facility was also established in Texas, which continues to serve students in the Southwest United States.
In 1993, the name was changed from Northwood Institute to Northwood University and The DeVos Graduate School of Management was created. A joint program with the Hotel Institute Montreux was established in 2001 to combine Swiss hospitality traditions with American management practices. The school, located in Montreux, Switzerland was Northwood University's first international venture. University College program centers were expanded for a total of 40 locations in eight states and program centers were begun in Bahrain, People's Republic of China, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland.
In October 2007, Keith A. Pretty was named Northwood's third President and CEO. Kent MacDonald became president in 2019.
In 2014, Northwood announced that it would close its residential operations at its Texas location, while continuing to expand its adult degree program and graduate program there. A year later in 2015, the university sold its Florida location to Keiser University.
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.
The teams of the Northwood University's Michigan campus are known as the Timberwolves. The campus is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II level; primarily competing in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
- Jeffrey Ajluni, businessman
- Robb Brent, NASCAR/ARCA driver
- Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Serbia
- Julie Calley, politician and former Second lady from Michigan
- Rob Childress, college baseball coach
- Dick DeVos, 2006 Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate, son of Amway co-founder
- Carole Gist, Miss USA 1990
- Robert Height, 2007 Continental Indoor Football League MVP
- Charleston Hughes, Canadian Football League All-Star defensive linemen and Grey Cup champion
- Maurice Jones, NBL Canada player, 2017 NBL Canada Rookie of the Year
- Jose Jono Jumamoy, Former Municipal Mayor of Inabanga, Bohol, Philippines
- Blake Koch, NASCAR driver
- Jermaine Middleton, former basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters
- Candice Miller, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Jerry Pettway, American Basketball Association, Houston Mavericks guard
- Chris Wilson, Washington Redskins defensive end
- Ernie Zeigler, college basketball coach
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- Beacom, Ron; News, for the Daily (24 August 2019). "Meet Northwood University's new president". Midland Daily News.
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- French Lick Resort website: History-West Baden Springs Hotel
- Higher Learning Commission
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- Keiser University to take over Northwood University's West Palm Beach campus
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- "Mound Visit with Rob Childress". InsidePitching.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
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- "Full Biography". Congresswoman Candice Miller. Archived from the original on 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
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