Northern Michigan University Overview
Northern Michigan University is a public institution located in Marquette, Michigan. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Marquette draws many to the area.
What Is Northern Michigan University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Northern Michigan University is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 72% of the faculty were full-time.
Northern Michigan University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northern Michigan University.
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Where Is Northern Michigan University?
Contact details for Northern Michigan University are given below.
|Address:||1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855-5301|
How Do I Get Into Northern Michigan University?
You can apply to Northern Michigan University online at: www.nmu.edu/admissions/applyto
Admission Requirements for Northern Michigan University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Northern Michigan University?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.
Average Test Scores
About 67% of students accepted to Northern Michigan University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 590. Math scores were between 460 and 560.
Can I Afford Northern Michigan University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Northern Michigan University, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,119 a year. That adds up to $28,476 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Northern Michigan University is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Northern Michigan University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 506 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,184 full-time undergraduates at Northern Michigan University, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northern Michigan University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||127|
|Hispanic or Latino||239|
Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Northern Michigan University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 46 countries are represented at Northern Michigan University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, United Kingdom, and Sweden.
Online Learning at Northern Michigan University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northern Michigan University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 22nd most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Northern Michigan University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northern Michigan University was 2.2%. This is the #1,884 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northern Michigan University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Northern Michigan University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||8%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||74%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Northern Michigan University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Northern Michigan University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#30|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#116|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#174|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#184|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#359|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#408|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Northern Michigan University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Bobak Ha’Eri under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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