School Overview

Northern Michigan University was founded in 1899, by the Michigan Legislature as the Northern State Normal School, focused on providing teacher preparation programs. By the middle of the twentieth century, the institution expanded academic programs and in 1963, the school adopted its current title, Northern Michigan University. Today, the public, four-year institution is located in the small city of Marquette, Michigan on a 350-acre campus and provides undergradu­ate and graduate programs. Northern Michigan University states a mission to “challenge its students and employees to think independently and critically, develop lifelong learning habits, acquire career skills, embrace diversity and become productive citizens in the regional and global community.”

Northern Michigan University supports undergraduate and graduate degree programs housed in eight colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Art and Design
  • Walker L Cisler College of Business
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Professional Studies
  • School of Education, Leadership and Public Service
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Technology and Applied Sciences

Northern Michigan University also offers online and hybrid programs for added flexibility and convenience.

School Details

Location: 1401 Presque Isle Avenue,Marquette, MI 49855

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission



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