NMU: Winter enrollment increases

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Published: Jan. 28, 2020 at 4:25 PM EST
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Northern Michigan University’s 10th day enrollment report for the current winter semester shows the overall headcount is 7,077, a 3 percent increase over winter 2019.

The university’s total population served has increased 19 percent to 15,683, fueled in large part by 61 percent growth in users of NMU’s Educational Access Network since this same time a year ago.

“The last time we saw a winter traditional headcount over 7,000 was in 2016,” said Jason Nicholas, director of Institutional Research and Analysis. “Student credit hours are also up by 2.2 percent.”

The total number of undergraduate students is 6,512, an increase of 134 or 2.1 percent from winter 2019.

The total graduate headcount of 565 represents an increase of 72 students, or 14.6 percent. New first-time grad students are up 24 students (57.1 percent). Continuing grad students are up by 56 (13.1 percent).

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 percent higher than last year.

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