Total Headcount: 6,970

  • Undergraduate: 6,434; Graduate: 536
  • Men: 40.4%; Women: 59.6%
  • Full-time undergrad: 87.2%
  • New transfer students: 386
  • Students from out of state: 22.9%

You can also view information about NMU's students broken down by region, race, age, degree program, etc. in the common data set or the interactive reporting website.

Data accurate as of fall 2022


  • Full-time instructional faculty: 302
  • Part-time instructional faculty: 217
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Total number of NMU Employees: 1,158

Many of NMU's instructors have earned national recognition for research, writing, art, and consulting work.

Board of Trustees

Members of the board are appointed by the governor to serve staggered eight-year terms. NMU's president serves as ex officio without vote.


University President

Dr. Brock Tessman is NMU's 17th president.

Alumni Association

Northern Michigan University has over 71,000 total living alumni.