Northern Michigan University

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School Overview

Founded in 1899, Northern Michigan University (sometimes referred to as NMU or locally as Northern Michigan) is a public, coeducational university located in the Upper Michigan Peninsula in the city of Marquette. With a total annual enrollment of just over 10,000 students, NMU is the largest university in Michigan’s upper peninsula.

NMU comprises five academic colleges and schools, which include, the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Graduate Studies, School of Art and Design and College of Professionals Studies (home to the School of Education, Nursing, and Technology and Applied Sciences). Together these five academic divisions offers students a selection of over 180 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Within six months of graduation, about 81% of graduates are either employed or continuing their education. About 19% of graduates at NMU enroll in a graduate program immediately following graduation.

General Information

Admission Office

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855

(906) 227-2650

(800) 682-9797

Fax: (906) 227-1747



Contact: Gerri Daniels

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855

(906) 227-1000

www.nmu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 8,438

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,361

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,240

Graduate enrollment: 685

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%


College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Fashion Merchandising B
Hotel/Motel Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Vehicle Parts/Accessories Marketing B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Northern Michigan University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(906) 227-2650
Website:www.nmu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.nmu.edu/admissions/applyto
Address:1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:7,865
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):48%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:6,361 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,766
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,262
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,520

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Northern Michigan University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northern Michigan University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences71
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1491
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3
Construction Trades11
Education31912
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields144
English Language and Literature/Letters22
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs5573
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2221
Legal Professions and Studies2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1211
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians43
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies31
Personal and Culinary Services2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences4
Precision Production1
Psychology122
Public Administration and Social Service Professions121
Social Sciences16
Visual and Performing Arts15
Grand total24239425

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Northern Michigan University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total125

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northern Michigan University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,766
Out-of-state$15,262
Books and supplies$730

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,598
Out-of-state$12,054

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,35796%
Grant or scholarship aid1,27590%$7,520
Student loan aid91364%$6,638

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,79677%$6,915
Federal student loans4,53360%$6,363

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northern Michigan University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northern Michigan University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,3452,2883,057
Percent admitted100%77%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%29%23%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northern Michigan University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment7,865
Undergraduate enrollment7,168
Graduate enrollment697

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northern Michigan University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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