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