Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington

Bloomington, MN

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Northwestern Health Sciences University offers 21-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 48% are women, and 52% are men. 2% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 19592$, that is above national average. 68% of full-time Northwestern Health Sciences University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $43,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Northwestern Health Sciences University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Northwestern Health Sciences University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,243
$30,001 - $48,000$24,990
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


44 of Northwestern Health Sciences University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 36 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Northwestern Health Sciences University number 122 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Northwestern Health Sciences University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Northwestern Health Sciences University graduation rate is above the national average.

68% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Northwestern Health Sciences University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Northwestern Health Sciences University is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Northwestern Health Sciences University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Northwestern Health Sciences University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Northwestern Health Sciences University offers 21 programs in total: 6 are for Master's degree, 3 - for Associate's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Hennepin county. Northwestern Health Sciences University is one of the few institutions in Hennepin that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Northwestern Health Sciences University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 127 students with 3811 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 216 with 5195 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 824 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Northwestern Health Sciences University

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I've been here numerous times for chiropractic appointments and massages. I've had acupuncture too. Reasonable prices for these appointments.

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I was very optimistic coming to this school, that however changed very quickly. This school is so poorly run and there has been countless turnover in staff. The education is a joke! the "revamped business program" is run by a small business entrepreneur who had never even been to a chiropractor until he came to school, yet he is teaching the core of our classes such as buying and starting a chiropractic practice or chiropractic marketing. It seems silly to me to have a non chiropractor teaching these things but that is Northwestern's way as they always seem to find the cheapest way out when it comes to hiring teachers, that is probably why they keep replacing them each year. The most frustrating part about the school is the constant tuition increase with no real improvements to the school it self. It is an old middle school and the classes are disgusting, the tables are all cheap and broken and the locker rooms are infested with flies/bugs. The worst part is that at the open school meeting with the CFO we were told "I understand your frustration with the constant raises but we still rank in the low middle of the cost and we want to remain relevant and not have our cost to low". Now lets get to the Dean, he essentially just tries to please everyone and constantly goes back on his word, thats probably why the school doesnt know if its evidence based or philosophically based because depending who he talks to you get a different answer. Lets not forget all the recent changes and promises that have been changed or retracted... To begin he promised a T5 class during board sign up that it would be best to take boards in march and that he would "make sure" to change the midterm schedule to avoid those students from going through 16 midterms followed by Part 1 boards, this of course never happened and he went back on his word resulting in some poor board results for several stressed students. This current semester too I heard that he eliminated midterm weeks for students because he felt students didn’t need time away from class to study for tests and felt that students should always be on top of their studies for all 10+ classes at any time. This was a long rant but I hope it helps future students deciding to come here to really rethink that choice. I know if I could now I would change my choice without hesitation. I am just thankful I am long done with that place

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I've had knee issues for 3 years now. Went through PT, had an MRI done and figured what do I have to lose. First adjustment, I find out I have foot and hamstring issues from my hip and the pain meets in the middle. 5 sessions later, i no longer need to take medication or a brace

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I am a big fan of honest reviews. I had a good time while in school at Northwestern. Loved the docs, professors and the other students. However, the accounting department is a mess. I have not attended the University since April 2013. They just contacted me THREE years later about a loan the "fell through the cracks." I have already refinanced my student loans (YEARS ago) and managing my finances accordingly. The university's neglect for communication and good accounting (when your talking about thousands of dollars) is dissapointing and unprofessional.

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I have driven 5 hours one way to attend this school's massage therapy continuing education (CEU) on 5 different occasions over the last 6 years. My experience has always been that the events are well structured, thoughtfully planned, and excellent education for the money. I plan to continue looking at their CEU offerings and will not hesitate to go to them when I'm looking for a quality learning experience.

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Location & Website

Address: 2501 W 84th St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Trimester

General Phone Number: +9528884777

Institution is active in current year: 1

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