Northern Michigan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,096
2.34% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,346
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.83%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
70.5%
6,217 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,970
83.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.5%
564 Graduates

About

Northern Michigan University is a higher education institution located in Marquette County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Northern Michigan University were General Studies (103 degrees awarded), Radiographer (20 degrees), and Clinical Laboratory Technician (15 degrees).

In 2022, 1,790 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Michigan University. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,555 degrees), 20.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Michigan University is $12,096, which is $−11,900 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northern Michigan University is $12,096, which is $−11,900 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,346.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Northern Michigan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,096
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northern Michigan University was $12,096. The cost of tuition at Northern Michigan University is $−11,900 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,346
2022 Value
1.92%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northern Michigan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,346. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northern Michigan University grew by 1.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,683
Room and Board
$750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Michigan University was of $10,683 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.94% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $750. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.32% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Northern Michigan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.03% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.83%
2019 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northern Michigan University was 1.83%, which represents 36 out of the 1972 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Northern Michigan University received 6,217 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.13% annual growth. Out of those 6,217 applicants, 4,386 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,970 students enrolled at Northern Michigan University in 2022.

Northern Michigan University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,386
Accepted Out of 6,217

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northern Michigan University was 70.5% (4,386 admissions from 6,217 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 71.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.13%, while admissions declined by −6.08%..

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Enrollment

Northern Michigan University had a total enrollment of 6,970 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northern Michigan University is 5,818 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,152. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at Northern Michigan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.9% White, 4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 1.65% Black or African American, 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.904% Asian.

Students enrolled at Northern Michigan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.4%), followed by White Male (34.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.4%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Michigan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,970 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Michigan University is 5,818 and the part-time enrollment is 1,152. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at Northern Michigan University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northern Michigan University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Northern Michigan University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,916 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    279 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    251 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northern Michigan University is 84.9% White, 4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 1.65% Black or African American, 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.904% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 177 students (2.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 382 more women than men received degrees from Northern Michigan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northern Michigan University is white (1,555 degrees awarded). There were 20.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (77 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Northern Michigan University is General Studies (103 degrees awarded), followed by Radiographer (20 degrees) and Clinical Laboratory Technician (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern Michigan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees), and English (40 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University are Physicians (414,220 people), Other managers (257,778 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (255,418 people), Postsecondary teachers (233,045 people), and Secondary school teachers (173,282 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University in 2022 are Applied Sciences (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees), English (40 degrees), Biology (135 degrees), and Construction (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University are Applied Sciences (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees), English (40 degrees), Biology (135 degrees), and Construction (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University are Elementary & secondary schools (600,119 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (568,851 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (534,593 people), Offices of physicians (222,283 people), and Computer Systems Design (192,201 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University are Applied Sciences (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (76 degrees), English (40 degrees), Biology (135 degrees), and Construction (29 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northern Michigan University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 103 degrees awarded
  2. 99 degrees awarded
  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern Michigan University was Registered Nursing with 103 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

704
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,086
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 704 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Michigan University, which is 0.648 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,086).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Michigan University in Natural Products Chemistry & Pharmacognosy, which is 3 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 87 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Michigan University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.44 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Northern Michigan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northern Michigan University is Female and White (66.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.66% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,555 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Michigan University is white (1,555 degrees awarded). There were 20.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (77 degrees).

0.279% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    959 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    596 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northern Michigan University is white female (959 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (596 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Michigan University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−72.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Northern Michigan University had a total salary expenditure of 176M. Northern Michigan University employs 103 Professors, 77 Assistant professors and 60 Associate professors. Most academics at Northern Michigan University are Male Professor (68), Male Assistant professor (40), and Female Assistant professor (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Michigan University are: Service, with 118 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 99 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

Endowment

$17.3M
2022 Endowment
16.5%
decline from 2021

Northern Michigan University has an endowment valued at about $17.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Michigan University declined 16.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$61.4M
2022 Salaries
0.408%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northern Michigan University paid a median of $61.4M in salaries, which represents 34.8% of their overall expenditure ($176M) and a 0.408% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.8M
Instructional Salaries
300
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northern Michigan University paid a total of $23.8M to 300 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
103 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
118 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Michigan University were Professor with 103 employees, Assistant professor with 77 employees, and Associate professor with 60 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Michigan University were Service with 118 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Michigan University was Male Professor with 68 employees, Male Assistant professor with 40 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 37 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northern Michigan University.

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