When it first opened its doors in 1899 as Northern State Normal School, 32 students were greeted by a faculty of six on a 22-acre campus.
As enrollment swelled in the '50s and '60s, this small teacher's college became a diversified institution with dramatic growth in faculty and facilities.
NMU is rated as an exemplary teacher preparation institution by the Michigan Department of Education and has one of the highest pass rates on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification.
The Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (IRPA) office works to help support the mission and strategic plans of the University. IRPA is designed to help build a systematic, clear and documented process to help measure institution wide performance.
There are several hotels in the Marquette area:
Lydia M. Olson Library (http://library.nmu.edu). The library contains books and journals and provides access to numerous databases. Librarians offer personal guidance in the use of the online catalog, indexes, abstracts, reference sources, online databases and Internet sources. Students are encouraged to seek assistance in accessing and evaluating the many resources available.
The NMU Health Center is dedicated to providing care to NMU students, faculty and staff as well as their spouses and eligible dependents. Please call to schedule your appointment and know that we are reserving some same day appointments and will maintain a wait list during the busy academic year to get people in as soon as possible. Please make sure to have your insurance card and date of birth of the cardholder.