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Northern Michigan University is a public institution situated in Marquette, Michigan. Marquette is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

262 Undergraduate Degrees
13 Graduate Degrees
$24,907 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
67% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Northern Michigan University?


Contact details for Northern Michigan University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855-5301
Phone: 906-227-2650

How Do I Get Into Northern Michigan University?

You can apply to Northern Michigan University online at:

Admission Requirements for Northern Michigan University

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Northern Michigan University?

67% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 67%, Northern Michigan University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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?

$24,907 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
7.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Northern Michigan University is $24,907. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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

5,880 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,734 undergraduate students at Northern Michigan University, with 5,880 being full-time and 854 being part-time.


There are also 634 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,880 full-time undergraduates at Northern Michigan University, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northern Michigan University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 95
Hispanic or Latino 268
White 5,040
International Students 71
Other Races/Ethnicities 361

Geographic Diversity

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

1,055 Took All Classes Online
5,358 Took At Least One Class Online
33.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,358 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northern Michigan University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 12th 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
Small Business Administration/Management #1 #1
Entrepreneurial Studies #7 #1
Organizational Leadership #36 #44
General Hospitality Administration/Management #40 #22
Hospitality Management #49 #25

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 #717 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northern Michigan University regardless of major.

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
Small Business Administration/Management #10
Entrepreneurial Studies #55
Organizational Leadership #112
General Business Administration and Management #457

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 Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Business Administration and Management 0 0 40 13 53
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0 0 39 0 39
Construction Management 0 0 35 0 35
Organizational Leadership 7 0 23 0 30
Accounting 0 0 26 0 26
General Business/Commerce 0 20 0 0 20
Other Finance and Financial Management Services 0 0 18 0 18
General Economics 0 0 15 0 15
Public Relations 0 0 14 0 14
Entrepreneurship 0 0 10 0 10
General Hospitality Administration/Management 0 2 6 0 8
General Management Information Systems 0 0 4 0 4
Accounting and Finance 0 0 2 0 2
Small Business Administration/Management 0 0 1 0 1
General Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science 0 0 0 0 0
Business & Office Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Insurance 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7 22 233 13 275


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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