Northern Michigan University Demographics & Diversity

Marquette, Michigan

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Northern Michigan University are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 15% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northern Michigan University students
Race Percent of Students
White 85%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 31% more female students than male students enrolled at Northern Michigan University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northern Michigan University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Northern Michigan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Northern Michigan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,286
Women 4,309

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Northern Michigan University serves a low number of students outside of Michigan, with 71 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northern Michigan University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 71%
Out of State 27%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,050 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 14.5%
Part time Undergrads 9.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171456 IPEDS survey data for Northern Michigan University.

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