Northern Michigan University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Northern Michigan University ranks better than only 26% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Northern Michigan University ranks better than only 43% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Northern Michigan University

We calculated a salary score for each of Northern Michigan University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Northern Michigan University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for NMU Associate Degrees

NMU ranks higher than 23% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 29% $18,500 $40,896 29%
Business/Commerce, General 8% Not Reported $22,192 8%
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 35% Not Reported $42,682 35%
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies 18% $13,592 $40,089 18%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 30% $12,809 $22,482 30%

Salary Scores for NMU Bachelor's Degrees

NMU ranks higher than 26% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 16% $27,000 $40,492 16%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 25% $25,058 $38,289 25%
Biology, General 39% $22,250 $27,494 39%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 19% $25,000 $35,060 19%
Chemistry 62% Not Reported $40,485 62%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 19% $25,000 $48,600 19%
Communication and Media Studies 59% $22,750 $35,060 59%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 21% $26,714 $44,747 21%
Construction Engineering Technologies 57% $21,500 $65,517 57%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 56% $22,826 $36,560 56%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 35% Not Reported $21,508 35%
Economics 6% $23,751 $31,305 6%
English Language and Literature, General 8% $25,541 $21,508 8%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 59% Not Reported $27,669 59%
Finance and Financial Management Services 14% $17,750 $40,089 14%
Fine and Studio Arts 39% $27,000 $24,752 39%
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 15% $25,750 $25,194 15%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 2% Not Reported $24,035 2%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 5% $24,567 $22,329 5%
History 4% $21,618 $19,045 4%
Hospitality Administration/Management 8% $24,759 $28,598 8%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 90% Not Reported $69,338 90%
Marketing 22% $21,750 $37,208 22%
Mathematics 12% Not Reported $32,925 12%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 52% Not Reported $59,576 52%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 22% $18,750 $29,685 22%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 10% $22,250 $24,035 10%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 6% $18,000 $21,964 6%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 40% $26,856 $27,476 40%
Political Science and Government 17% $24,000 $28,598 17%
Psychology, General 16% $23,207 $25,194 16%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 60% Not Reported $39,369 60%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 19% $27,285 $55,892 19%
Research and Experimental Psychology 18% Not Reported $26,353 18%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 16% $21,500 $22,094 16%
Social Work 23% $23,941 $28,960 23%
Sociology 13% Not Reported $26,353 13%
Special Education and Teaching 38% Not Reported $36,848 38%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 48% $27,000 $35,653 48%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 49% $22,250 $36,668 49%
Zoology/Animal Biology 8% $26,750 $20,482 8%

Salary Scores for NMU Master's Degrees

NMU ranks higher than 18% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 20% Not Reported $45,341 20%
English Language and Literature, General 1% Not Reported $18,154 1%
Public Administration 14% Not Reported $41,937 14%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 38% Not Reported $33,993 38%
Special Education and Teaching 31% Not Reported $46,254 31%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 20% $23,229 $42,309 20%

Salary Scores for NMU Certificates

NMU ranks higher than 63% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services 63% Not Reported $18,771 63%
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers 87% $5,500 $54,209 87%
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 21% $17,934 $29,926 21%
Precision Metal Working 67% $6,949 $36,848 67%

Northern Michigan University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Bri 9/9/2019

NMU is a terrible school. There is nowhere to park. The free tutoring is trash. The tutors can never even figure anything out and waste your time. If I could go back in time, Id go to ANY OTHER SCHOOL. No one cares if everyone is doing bad in a class and the students are blamed instead of the instructor. Do not go to NMU. Its SUCH a waste of money.

Alex 4/28/2019

I strongly advise attending elsewhere for multiple reasons. NMU is situated in what should only be named a town and behind modern times. The "city" of Marquette is financially starving and the university & private hospital are what's only keeping the town a float. The place is religiously dominated. The local attractions are orientated towards the retiring or already retired generation. The area isn't LGBT friendly and the state Michigan is classified as brain draining if you look at the current year; meaning... Read More