Northern Michigan University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,758
5.04% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,201
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.34%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
65.6%
7,677 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,732
82.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
49.5%
592 Graduates

About

Northern Michigan University is a higher education institution located in Marquette County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northern Michigan University were Registered Nursing (107 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (95 degrees), and General Art Studies (74 degrees).

In 2019, 1,707 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Michigan University. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,495 degrees), 26.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Michigan University is $10,758, which is $-11,268 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern Michigan University is $10,758, which is $-11,268 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,201.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,758
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Northern Michigan University was $10,758. The cost of tuition at Northern Michigan University is $-11,268 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$15,201
2019 Value
6.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northern Michigan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,201. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northern Michigan University grew by 6.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,666
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern Michigan University was of $10,666 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.27% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Northern Michigan University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 79% 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.
9.34%
2017 Default Rate
198
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Northern Michigan University was 9.34%, which represents 198 out of the 2121 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 7,677 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.92% annual growth. Out of those 7,677 applicants, 5,035 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.6% acceptance rate.

There were 7,732 students enrolled at Northern Michigan University in 2019, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northern Michigan University has an overall enrollment yield of 32%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,035
Accepted Out of 7,677

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northern Michigan University was 65.6% (5,035 admissions from 7,677 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.92%, while admissions grew by 0.68%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
1,209
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Northern Michigan University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northern Michigan University has a total enrollment of 7,732 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Michigan University is 6,374 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,358. This means that 82.4% 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% White, 4.54% Two or More Races, 3.76% Hispanic or Latino, 1.82% Black or African American, 1.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.698% Asian, and 0.0517% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northern Michigan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.9%), followed by White Male (37.2%) and Two or More Races Female (2.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.5%), followed by White Male (23%) and Black or African American Female (2.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern Michigan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,732 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern Michigan University is 6,374 and the part-time enrollment is 1,358. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at Northern Michigan University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Northern Michigan University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,492
  2. Two or More Races
    351
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    291

The enrolled student population at Northern Michigan University is 84% White, 4.54% Two or More Races, 3.76% Hispanic or Latino, 1.82% Black or African American, 1.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.698% Asian, and 0.0517% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 204 students (2.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 241 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 (1,495 degrees awarded). There were 26.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (57 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northern Michigan University is Registered Nursing (107 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (95 degrees) and General Art Studies (74 degrees).

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 Natural Resources & Conservation (63 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (93 degrees), and Construction (41 degrees).

Workforce

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 (403,009 people), Other managers (196,370 people), Postsecondary teachers (172,860 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (159,729 people), and Secondary school teachers (137,021 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University are Natural Resources & Conservation (63 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (93 degrees), Construction (41 degrees), English (50 degrees), and Biology (135 degrees).

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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, Actuaries, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University are Natural Resources & Conservation (63 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (93 degrees), Construction (41 degrees), English (50 degrees), and Biology (135 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (499,578 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (427,214 people), Elementary & secondary schools (416,063 people), Offices of physicians (216,623 people), and Construction (143,368 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern Michigan University are Natural Resources & Conservation (63 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (93 degrees), Construction (41 degrees), English (50 degrees), and Biology (135 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 95 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 74 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern Michigan University was Registered Nursing with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

733
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
974
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 733 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Michigan University, which is 0.753 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (974).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Northern Michigan University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.88 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 91 degrees were awarded to women at Northern Michigan University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.69 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 25% 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 53% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northern Michigan University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (57.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.676% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,495 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern Michigan University is white (1,495 degrees awarded). There were 26.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (57 degrees).

1.41% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    861 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    634 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northern Michigan University is white female (861 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (634 degrees).

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Operations

Northern Michigan University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.64M (35.5%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Northern Michigan University had a total salary expenditure of $172M. Northern Michigan University employs 112 Professors, 72 Assistant professors, and 64 Associate professors. Most academics at Northern Michigan University are Male Professors (67), Female Professors(45), and Male Associate professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Michigan University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 129 employees, Service, with 127 employees, and Management with 76 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.9M
2019 Endowment
0.0413%
decline from 2018

Northern Michigan University has an endowment valued at about $15.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern Michigan University declined 0.0413% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.91M - Federal
  2. $683k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Northern Michigan University received $4.91M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $683k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$63.8M
2019 Salaries
3.02%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Northern Michigan University paid a median of $63.8M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($172M) and a 3.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.5% growth from 2017 and a 2.82% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.5M
Instructional Salaries
304
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northern Michigan University paid a total of $23.5M to 304 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
112 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
129 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern Michigan University were Professor with 112 employees; Assistant professor with 72 employees; and Assistant professor with 64 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern Michigan University were Office and Administrative Support with 129 employees; Service with 127 employees; and Management with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern Michigan University was Male Professor with 67 employees, Female Professor with 45 employees, and Male Associate professor with 40 employees.

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

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