People on CampusStudents

Total Headcount (2015-2016) 8,303

Student Profile (2015-2016):

  • Undergraduate 7,507, Graduate 796
  • Men 44.4%, Women 55.6%
  • Full-time undergrad 88.4%
  • New Transfer students 401
  • Students from out of state 18%
  • Please see the student profile for information about our student body.  You can also view information about NMU's students broken down by region, race, age, degree program, etc. in the common data set.


  • Full-time instructional faculty: 308
  • Part-time instructional faculty: 250
  • About 93% of NMU's full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields
  • Many have earned national recognition for research, writing, art and consulting work
  • Average student-faculty ratio of 21:1

Total Number of NMU Employees: 1,208
Total Living Alumni: about 67,000

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.


Fritz J. Erickson is NMU's 15th president.