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 doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Northern Michigan University.
- In 2019-2020, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Northern Michigan University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $41,719 a year. That's about 2% more than their peers at other schools.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Northern Michigan University has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#18||Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#19||Best Laboratory Technician Schools||College Factual|
|#44||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#44||Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
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: https://www.nmu.edu/admissions/apply
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||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Northern Michigan University?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.
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
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Northern Michigan University, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,804 a year. That adds up to $31,216 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Northern Michigan University is 7.9%. 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 634 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,880 full-time undergraduates at Northern Michigan University, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northern Michigan University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||95|
|Hispanic or Latino||268|
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 10th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Northern Michigan University
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Northern Michigan University was $12,402 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,898. The following table shows how Northern Michigan University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Electronics Engineering Technology||#10||#4|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#13||#4|
Online Growth Rankings of Northern Michigan University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northern Michigan University was 33.5%. This is the #832 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||30%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||14%|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||2%|
|Electronics Engineering Technology||54%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||60%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||45%|
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|
|Electronics Engineering Technology||#18|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#25|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#96|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#133|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#152|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#193|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#263|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#342|
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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