Finlandia University Profile

Founded in 1896, Finlandia University is a private, liberal arts-based and church-affiliated institution of higher learning in the Upper Peninsula.

The institution has the following schools and colleges: the International School of Art & Design, the International School of Business, the Suomi College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Health Sciences. It offers a range of academic programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in Art and Design (BFA), Business Administration (BBA), Liberal Studies (BA), Elementary Education (BA), Nursing (BSN), Human Services (BA), etc.

Finlandia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association for Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC). The Radiography Program is accredited through the Marquette General Health System School of Radiography, received from the Joint Review on Education in Radiologic Technology. Finlandia University's PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant) Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The university holds memberships in the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Michigan, and the American Council on Education. It is one of 28 colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Ranking Profile:

- Finlandia University is listed Tier 2 in the category "Regional Colleges (Midwest)" by US News & World Report 2011.

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