Northern Michigan University Data & Information Overview
- Admission and Acceptance
- Retention and Graduation Rates
- Student Debt
- Average Earnings
- Online Learning
How Well Is Northern Michigan University Ranked?
College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
Northern Michigan University was awarded 68 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is cytogenetics/genetics/clinical genetics technology/technologist.
Northern Michigan University is ranked #1,699 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.
Northern Michigan University also holds the #38 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.
Is It Hard to Get Into Northern Michigan University?
The acceptance rate at Northern Michigan University is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Northern Michigan University is a good fit for you.
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.
Northern Michigan University Faculty
Student to Faculty Ratio
The student to faculty ratio at Northern Michigan University is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.
Percent of Full-Time Faculty
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Northern Michigan University is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
Retention and Graduation Rates at Northern Michigan University
Freshmen Retention Rate
The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Northern Michigan University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Northern Michigan University is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%
Northern Michigan University Undergraduate Student Diversity
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,136 undergraduates at Northern Michigan University with 6,191 being full-time and 945 being part-time.
How Much Does Northern Michigan University Cost?overall average net price of Northern Michigan University is $15,453. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.
Net Price by Income Group for Northern Michigan University
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Northern Michigan University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
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 9.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
How Much Money Do Northern Michigan University Graduates Make?students who graduate from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $35,500 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 11% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.
Location of Northern Michigan University
Contact details for Northern Michigan University are given below.
|Address:||1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855-5301|
Northern Michigan University Majorsstudents from 89 majors graduated from Northern Michigan University. Of these students, 1,426 received undergraduate degrees and 129 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Fine & Studio Arts||76||$22,000|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||74||$33,800|
|Natural Resources Conservation||60||$20,800|
|Business Administration & Management||49||$33,000|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||38||$33,800|
Online Learning at Northern Michigan University
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2018-2019, 1,949 students took at least one online class at Northern Michigan University. This is a decrease from the 2,103 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Notes and 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.
- National Center for Education Statistics
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
- Image Credit: By Bobak Ha’Eri under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.