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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?

1,536 Undergraduate Awards
$23,588 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Northern Michigan University is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 72% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#49 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northern Michigan University?

Location of Northern Michigan University

Contact details for Northern Michigan University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855-5301
Phone: 906-227-2650
Website: www.nmu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NorthernMichiganU
Twitter: http://twitter.com/NorthernMichU

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

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Northern Michigan University?

74% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
67% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 74%, Northern Michigan University may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northern Michigan University  ( 480 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Northern Michigan University  ( 460 to 560 )
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800
Northern Michigan University received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Northern Michigan University  ( 19 to 25 )
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ACT Math Scores for Northern Michigan University  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Northern Michigan University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford Northern Michigan University?

$23,588 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Northern Michigan University is $23,588. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

6,184 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,089 undergraduate students at Northern Michigan University, with 6,184 being full-time and 905 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Northern Michigan University

There are also 506 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,184 full-time undergraduates at Northern Michigan University, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Northern Michigan University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northern Michigan University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Northern Michigan University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 31
Black or African American 127
Hispanic or Latino 239
White 5,282
International Students 86
Other Races/Ethnicities 419

Geographic Diversity

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

462 Took All Classes Online
2,103 Took At Least One Class Online
2.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Northern Michigan University. In 2017-2018, 2,103 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northern Michigan University has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Education 5%
Health Professions 7%
Nursing 38%
Public Administration 11%
Special Education 20%
Writing Studies 12%

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
Public Administration #86
Curriculum & Instruction #116
General Psychology #128
Special Education #169
Teacher Education Subject Specific #174
Psychology #180
Public Administration & Social Service #184
Educational Administration #222
Criminal Justice & Corrections #359
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #408
Nursing #414

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 0 107 0 0 14 121
General Biology 0 0 0 95 0 9 0 104
Fine & Studio Arts 0 11 0 74 0 0 0 85
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 21 0 54 0 0 0 75
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 50 0 9 0 59
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 10 0 35 0 14 0 59
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 47 0 12 0 59
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 48 0 0 0 48
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 37 0 10 0 47
General Psychology 0 0 0 40 0 4 0 44
Marketing 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 41
Allied Health Professions 0 28 0 13 0 0 0 41
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 40
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 32
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 29
Accounting 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Writing Studies 0 0 0 20 0 6 0 26
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 4 7 14 0 0 0 0 25
Precision Metal Working 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 25
Construction Management 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
General English Literature 0 0 0 11 0 13 0 24
Social Work 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 11 0 11 0 0 0 22
Hospitality Management 0 7 0 14 0 0 0 21
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 6 15 0 21
Special Education 0 0 0 8 0 12 0 20
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
Sociology 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Public Administration 0 0 0 2 0 17 0 19
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Cosmetology 6 0 11 0 0 0 0 17
Economics 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Mathematics 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Behavioral Science 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Romance Languages 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
History 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 12
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Environmental Control Technology 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Building Management & Inspection 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 9
Chemistry 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Ethnic Studies 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 7
Geography & Cartography 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 7
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6
Zoology 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
General Business/Commerce 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Information Technology 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Area Studies 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Legal Support Services 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 4
Philosophy 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Anthropology 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Physics 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Music 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Insurance 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 36 184 97 1,219 8 149 14 1,707

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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