Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment
Join Our Team!
Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for an Analytics Specialist position. Under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Research and Analysis, the position will manage and leverage NMU's analytics platform and tools to maximize analytics capabilities. The new specialist will ensure the availability of data assets, software, tools, services, and procedures to support data needs across many areas of university operations. The analytics specialist will support the institution's innovative use of data as a strategic asset.
Find details about the position and required qualifications here.
Submit NMU staff application, cover letter and resume utilizing our on-line application process by accessing https://employMe.nmu.edu. All required application materials must be submitted electronically by February 17, 2020.
The good news is we have been working on presenting a better webpage to provide you easier access to useful information generated by the Institutional Research (IR) team at Northern Michigan University. But that process will take a little time to complete.
Please bear with us as we work to redesign the IR website. We are focusing on streamlining the information that is posted, when it is posted, and how you access it. It is possible that we will miss a link or datafile as we work through the process; if you find pockets of the IR page where your data appears outdated, please let us know.
We know which pages are most visited and will be updating those first, but other less visited pages are being listed at a lower priority to free up time to provide you a better webpage through which to access institutional data. As always, please let us know if you have data needs and we will do our best to fill those (use the "Submit a Data Request" button on the right of this screen).
We anticipate having the redesigned website up and running by May 2020.
Winter 2020 First Figures
Updated interactive reports are available in the Enrollment and New Freshmen sections of the NMU Factbook.
Northern Michigan University's 10th day enrollment report for the current winter semester shows the overall headcount is 7,077, a 3% increase over winter 2019. The university's total population served has increased 19% to 15,683, fueled in large part by 61% growth in users of NMU's Educational Access Network since this same time a year ago.
The total number of undergraduate students is 6,512, an increase of 134 or 2.1% from winter 2019. The total graduate headcount of 565 represents an increase of 72 students, or 14.6%. New first-time grad students are up 24 students (57.1%). Continuing grad students are up by 56 (13.1%). New first-time freshmen and new first-time transfer populations saw single-digit changes of -3 and +7, respectively.
The university's Educational Access Network (EAN), which provides broadband internet service through the university's high-speed LTE network to learners of all ages in a growing number of U.P. locations, has 5,353 subscribers.
Community learning programs offered through NMU Continuing Education and Workforce Development, the NMU Regional Police Academy and a middle college partnership with MARESA also extend the university's impact. Enrollment in those is 3,253, nearly 10% higher than last year.
Contact IRPA for more information.
IRPA has published highlights from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) on our website. NSSE collects a very rich variety of information from freshmen and senior students about their perceived levels of engagement and satisfaction at NMU. We have results for 2013, 2017 and 2018.
Contact IRPA for more information.
Faculty members have begun working as lead authors/researchers on NMU's next accreditation document.
Accreditation was reaffirmed last in 2016; the next reaffirmation comprehensive review is scheduled for 2026 at the end of the ten-year accreditation cycle. Our next report to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to demonstrate that Northern continues to meet the Criteria for Accreditation, a mid-cycle institutional accreditation review, will be submitted in Fall 2020 (a brief timeline of the process is available here). Shaun Thunell (Radiography) and Kathryn Johnson (History) are working with IRPA on the report, called an Assurance Filing. Work this summer begins with an institutional scan against the HLC Criteria for Accreditation.
Contact Dan Cullen for more information.
Data Request Process
If you’d like to submit a request for data to the Institutional Research staff, please do so through our new data request submission form. You will receive a confirmation email that your request has been submitted properly and a staff member from the office will contact you for further details. Putting this process in place allows us to review data requests and develop more streamlined processes freeing up more time for providing services! Let us know if you have any questions.
Institutional Research Office
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855