Northern Michigan University (NMU) is a four-year, public, coeducational institution of higher learning. It occupies a 360-acre campus located at 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, Michigan. The campus houses 52 facilities including the state-of-the-art Seaborg Science Complex, the newly renovated Thomas Fine Arts Building, a university theater, art galleries, sports and recreation complex and an award-winning library. Also found in the campus are 10 residential facilities for students. Biological and environmental research opportunities are provided through various off-campus sites.
Originally established as the Northern State Normal School in 1899, educating teachers was its sole mission for many years. It diversified as a learning institution during the 50’s and 60’s as it expanded its programs and facilities to cover more areas of study. The university is especially proud of its Technology Programs called the Teaching, Learning and Communication Initiative or TLC. Online degree courses are also offered.
The student body is comprised of 8,578 undergraduate and 680 graduate students. The faculty has 328 full-time instructional members and 129 part-time members. Student/faculty ratio is 22:1.
The academic offerings of Northern Michigan University are comprised of associate degree programs, bachelor’s degree programs, certificates, certifications, diplomas, pre-professional programs and honors programs. One unique program is the MedStart. It is a Bachelor of Science/Medical degree program offered through the collaboration between Northern Michigan University and Wayne State University’s School of Medicine. MedStart freshmen students are treated as part of the medical community.
Total estimated costs fro an academic year is $ 15,300.00 for residents or $ 19,674.00 for non-residents. The stated amounts include payment for tuition, fees, room and board. A Three-Payment Bill Plan is made available to students requiring an easier payment option.
For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Northern Michigan University.