Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI 49855

Northern Michigan University is one of the 21 public 4-year colleges in Michigan. Its campus is medium in size and located in the town of Marquette. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,501 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,171 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 78%).

Every year 49% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Northern Michigan University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $9,528, and fees were $712. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,024 and $712 respectively.


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 11 67
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 2
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 26

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1916 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
05/03/2003 - 05/05/2014



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT940 to 1150
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$408/credit
In State Students$408/credit
Out of State Students$642/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$518/credit
In State Students$518/credit
Out of State Students$734/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $18,360 $18,360 $28,890
ADN 70 $28,560 $28,560 $44,940
BSN 125 $51,000 $51,000 $80,250
FNP 50 $25,900 $25,900 $36,700
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Northern Michigan University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 36% $4,473
Other Federal Grant 8% $1,432
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $5,795
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 82% $3,810
Federal Student Loans 65% $5,314
Private Loans 13% $10,807


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,305
$30,001 to $48,000$10,170
$48,001 to $75,000$13,901
$75,001 to $110,000$17,463
Over $110,000$18,842

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Michigan League for Nursing Scholarship

In order to be considered for an award, a candidate must be currently enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree Nursing education program and must have ...

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Michigan Nurses Foundation advance nursing and nursing education by awarding scholarships and research grants and by providing financial aid for the treatment of recovering ...

Michigan Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a Michigan resident for one year prior to the beginning of their nursing program enrollment. Applicant must be enrolled at ...

Lynda Andrus Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, actively pursuing a degree in nursing (undergraduate or R.N. to B.S.N.). Applicant must be a non-smoker. Financial need is required.

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Scholarship

Applicants must be African-American students between the ages of 17 and 30, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be Michigan residents who are enrolled at or have been accepted to an accredited ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.

Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

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