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For the liberal arts college, see Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin
Northland International University
Motto Preparing the next generation of servant-leaders for Great Commission living.
Established 1976
Type Private
President Matt Olson
Faculty 46
Staff 141
Undergraduates 540
Postgraduates 219
Location Dunbar, WI, USA
Colors Green/White/Black
Mascot Pioneers

Northland International University is an independent, fundamental Baptist college in Dunbar, Wisconsin. The school was founded in 1976 by businessman and inventor, Paul Patz. Current enrollment is approximately 750 students. The president is Dr. Matt Olson.



Northland is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and has been granted full accreditation by that organization.[1] TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national accrediting body for Christian institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries. TRACS is also a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). The institution also maintains membership in the American Association of Christian Colleges and Seminaries.[2]


Northland Mission Camp (now Northland Camp and Conference Center) was founded on December 31, 1958 by Paul "Papa" Patz. Property for the 1,500 acre facility in northeast Wisconsin was purchased in 1960. In 1976, Northland Bible Institute was started. The following year, it changed its name to Northland Baptist Bible College. On April 7, 2009, the school created the name Northland International University as a canopy name for its four entities: Northland Baptist Bible College, Northland Graduate Studies, Northland Center for Global Opportunities, and Northland Online. Northland Camp and Conference Center, Northland International University, and Pioneer Christian Academy are all under Northland Mission, Inc.


2009 financial aid controversy

In August 2009, the Wisconsin Higher Education Aids Board determined that undergraduate students from Wisconsin attending Northland are not eligible for the Wisconsin Tuition Grant and other state financial aid because the college's accreditation is from an association of Christian colleges, rather than the regional accreditation association used by most schools in the region. Northland appealed the ruling to agency's board, citing the accreditor's federal government recogntion. A decision was expected in the fall of 2009, but students were not eligible for state aid for the 2009-2010 school year.[3]


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