Northern Michigan University: Statistics

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#521 of 2,597 In North America
#472 of 2,496 In the United States
#15 of 62 In Michigan
#698 of 1,216 For History
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Acceptance rate
71%
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
6,611
Graduates
603
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
nmu.edu

Northern Michigan University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Northern Michigan University has an acceptance rate of 71% and is among the top 33% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 71% 73% 70%
Applicants 6,553 2,413 4,140
Admissions 4,670 1,772 2,898
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,480 610 870
Freshmen enrolled part time 16 7 9

2,310 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

669 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 6090 (85%)
Hispanic 291 (4%)
Two or more races 284 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 170 (2%)
Black or African American 137 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 83 (1%)
Asian 52 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 42 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$8,291
Students receiving aid
100%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $12,098$9,792
Tuition in-state $12,098$9,792
Tuition out-of-state $17,594$13,248
Fee in-district $820$820
Fee in-state $820$820
Fee out-of-state $820$820

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 2,956
Combined charge for room and board $11,912
Room charge $6,212
Meal charge $5,700

Northern Michigan University majors

Northern Michigan University has granted 1,161 bachelor's degrees across 75 programs, 151 master's across 21 programs, and 1 doctorate degrees in Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Northern Michigan University.

Major Associate Bachelor Master Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 105
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 95 8
General Studies 81
Art & Art Studies, General 9 67
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 18 55
Social Work 32 25
Business Administration and Management, General 39 13
Psychology, General 49 3
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 37 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 44
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 39
Construction Management, General 35
Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy 32
Environmental Studies 27
Accounting 26
Environmental Science 25
Creative Writing 13 10
English Language and Literature, General 15 8
Organizational Leadership 23
Political Science and Government, General 21
Business & Commerce, General 20
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 20
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 19
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 18
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 17
Clinical & Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 16
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 16
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 16
Clinical & Medical Laboratory Technician 15
Economics, General 14
Public Relations & Image Management 14
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 7 6
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 13
Computer and Information Sciences, General 12
Reading Teacher Education 12
Anthropology, General 11
Applied Behavior Analysis 11
History, General 11
Surgical Technology & Technologist 11
Biochemistry 10
Building & Property Maintenance 10
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 10
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 10
Mathematics, General 8 2
Public Administration 1 9
Cyber & Electronic Operations and Warfare 2 7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 9
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 9
Forensic Chemistry 9
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology & Technician 9
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 9
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 8
Curriculum and Instruction 8
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 2 6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 8
Sociology, General 8
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 7
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 7
Neuroscience 7
Behavioral Sciences 6
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 6
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities 6
Social Studies Teacher Education 6
Chemistry, General 5
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology & CNC Machinist 5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 5
Athletic Training & Trainer 4
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 4
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology & Technician 4
Industrial Technology & Technician 4
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 2 2
Management Information Systems, General 4
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 4
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 4
Agricultural & Animal & Plant & Veterinary Science and Related Fields, Other 3
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling 3
Cytogenetics & Genetics & Clinical Genetics Technology & Technologist 3
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 3
International Relations and Affairs 3
Philosophy 3
Accounting and Finance 2
American Indian & Native American Studies 2
Automobile & Automotive Mechanics Technology & Technician 2
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other 2
Geology & Earth Science, General 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 1 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Music Teacher Education 2
Music, General 2
Physics, General 2
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 2
Web & Multimedia Management and Webmaster 2
Accounting and Business & Management 1
Aircraft Powerplant Technology & Technician 1
Art Teacher Education 1
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 1
Foodservice Systems Administration & Management 1
French Language and Literature 1
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 1
Small Business Administration & Management 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 225 1,161 151 1

Northern Michigan University has a graduation rate of 49%, which is among the 39% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 49% 45% 53%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 78%

Publications & Citations

Northern Michigan University has published 1,378 scientific papers with 37,362 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Medicine, Psychology, Biology, Ecology, Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, and Art & Design.

Publications
1,378
Citations
37,362

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
407 / 2,904
Environmental Science
260 / 5,304
Medicine
224 / 4,280
Psychology
211 / 3,580
Biology
197 / 16,655
Ecology
147 / 3,900
Computer Science
146 / 15,619
Business
128 / 1,650
Mathematics
103 / 1,988
Art & Design
96 / 658
Geography and Cartography
89 / 702
Sociology
82 / 752
Political Science
74 / 259
History
69 / 211
Economics
65 / 616
Education Majors
54 / 513
Engineering
53 / 1,036
Math Teachers
50 / 321
Demography
47 / 529
Social Psychology
45 / 599
Physics
45 / 2,863
Zoology
44 / 580
Cognitive Science
37 / 439
Health Science
36 / 451
Physical Therapy
34 / 1,614
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
34 / 291
Chemistry
34 / 460
Communications and Public Relations
33 / 587
Environmental Management
29 / 832
Neuroscience
29 / 565
Audiology
29 / 173
Applied Mathematics
26 / 150
Classics and Ancient History
24 / 26
Literature
24 / 33
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
24 / 246
Sports Medicine
23 / 873
Archaeology
22 / 18
Gender Studies
21 / 105
Marketing
21 / 184
Creative Writing
20 / 25

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 21 157
1992 13 235
1993 12 208
1994 28 263
1995 17 224
1996 15 317
1997 17 329
1998 20 358
1999 24 373
2000 22 467
2001 21 466
2002 27 658
2003 23 832
2004 26 959
2005 25 1137
2006 42 1338
2007 44 1362
2008 41 1624
2009 56 1729
2010 61 1743
2011 51 2082
2012 78 2150
2013 64 2259
2014 117 2468
2015 91 2509
2016 101 2416
2017 73 2299
2018 71 2222
2019 102 2478
2020 65 2760
2021 72 2833
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Northern Michigan University alumni

  1. Howard Schultz

    Howard Schultz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    financierentrepreneurwriterbusinessperson
    Biography

    Howard D. Schultz is an American businessman and author who served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Starbucks from 1986 to 2000, from 2008 to 2017, and as interim CEO from 2022 to 2023. Schultz also owned the Seattle SuperSonics basketball team from 2001 to 2006.

  2. Steve Mariucci

    Steve Mariucci
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    coachCanadian football playerAmerican football playerAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Stephen Ray Mariucci, nicknamed "Mooch", is an American sportscaster and former football coach who was the head coach of two National Football League (NFL) teams, the San Francisco 49ers (1997–2002) and the Detroit Lions (2003–2005), and for a year at the University of California, Berkeley.

  3. Helen Maroulis

    Helen Maroulis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    amateur wrestler
    Biography

    Helen Louise Maroulis is an American freestyle wrestler who competes in the women's 55-kg 53-kg and 57-kg categories. She was a gold medalist at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada and a gold medalist at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil she became the first-ever American to win a gold medal in women's freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games.

  4. Shani Davis

    Shani Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    speed skatershort track speed skater
    Biography

    Shani Earl Davis is an American former speed skater.

All 41 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names NMU
Founded 1899
Motto Northern. Naturally.
Colors green, gold
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-July)
Total FTE staff 948
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and contacts

Address 1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, Michigan, 49855-5301
United States
City population 21,000
Phone 9062272650

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