Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 7,865
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,068 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

76%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Northern Michigan University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,346 applications and 4,056 students were granted admission. Northern Michigan University is at the #74 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 99% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT760 to 940
ACT19 to 25

Application Fee

$35
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Northern Michigan University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,568 and in-state students paid $9,072.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$12,667
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$9,072
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$14,568
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Northern Michigan University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 40% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,516 (which is 1.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Northern Michigan University in 2016-2017, was 896, which is 63% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,187 (which is 2.2% below the national average.)

$4,516
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,187
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
96%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Northern Michigan University has enrolled a total of 7,865 students (6,470 students full-time and 1,395 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 7,865 students, 399 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 7,168 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 697 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 377 students for distance studies.

7,865
Total Enrollment
399
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 85%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Black/African American: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Northern Michigan University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 108
Education 11% 106 0
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 8% 77
Precision Production 7% 62
Construction Trades 6% 60
Psychology 5% 46
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 37 3
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 33
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 33
Social Sciences 3% 31

Graduation & Dropout Rates

46%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Northern Michigan University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
51%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$26,500
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Northern Michigan University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,500. Last year, out of the total 2,813 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,588 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,328 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,962 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,500 $34,000
Employment Rate 92% 89%
Total Graduates 2,813 3,328

Campus Location

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