The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Northern Michigan University

Northern is the institution of choice in the Midwest for students seeking quality academic programs with individualized attention in a high-tech learning environment. Located in Michigan's spectacular Upper Peninsula, Northern is a dynamic public university offering 180 degree programs to about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. NMU is one of three Michigan public universities to also serve a community college role for its region, which means the breadth of NMU’s academic programs range from one-year diplomas through master’s degrees. NMU is applying to offer its first doctoral program – the Doctor of Nursing Practice – in fall 2014. NMU’s most popular bachelor’s degrees are Health Professions and related programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and related support services; Visual and Performing Arts; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Education. Every Northern student gets a ThinkPad or MacBook Pro notebook computer as part of tuition and fees. Students learn to live a life that matters in NMU’s unique Superior Edge service leadership program that focuses on citizenship, diversity awareness, leadership and real world experience.

First-time-at-Institution, Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 438

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48%
7%
9%
36%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown
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The SAM Associates Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Northern Michigan University in the Fall of 2007. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Northern Michigan University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Northern Michigan University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Michigan University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Northern Michigan University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2007 BY SUMMER 2013
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Associate degree from Northern Michigan University 30%
+ Associate degree from Northern Michigan University - with later transfer to another institution 6%
+ Certificate award from Northern Michigan University 11%
+ Certificate award from Northern Michigan University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Michigan University 48%
Enrolled at Northern Michigan University 7%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Northern Michigan University* 9%
Current Status Unknown 36%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Northern Michigan University.

First-time-at-Institution, Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 36

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53%
19%
3%
25%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown
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The SAM Associates Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Northern Michigan University in the Fall of 2007. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Northern Michigan University are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Northern Michigan University are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Michigan University and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Northern Michigan University | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2007 BY SUMMER 2013
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Associate degree from Northern Michigan University 33%
+ Associate degree from Northern Michigan University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
+ Certificate award from Northern Michigan University 19%
+ Certificate award from Northern Michigan University - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Northern Michigan University 53%
Enrolled at Northern Michigan University 19%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Northern Michigan University* 3%
Current Status Unknown 25%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Northern Michigan University.

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 1,355

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48%
9%
12%
10%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
31%
5%
30%
14%
20%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
3%
1%
62%
19%
15%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown
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The SAM Bachelor’s Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor’s degree program at Northern Michigan University in the Fall of 2007. The students’ progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Northern Michigan University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Northern Michigan University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Northern Michigan University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Michigan University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Northern Michigan University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2007 BY SUMMER 2013
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2010-11
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2011-12
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2012-13
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University 0% 0% 0% 2% 30% 46%
+ Associate degree from Northern Michigan University 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from Northern Michigan University 0% 0% 1% 3% 31% 48%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 7%
+ Associate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 5% 9%
Enrolled at Northern Michigan University 97% 86% 69% 62% 30% 12%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 2% 10% 12% 9% 6%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 7% 7% 5% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 17% 19% 14% 10%
Current Status Unknown 3% 8% 13% 15% 20% 21%

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2007

Number of students: 389

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59%
10%
5%
9%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
39%
5%
30%
12%
14%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
1%
1%
86%
4%
8%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown
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The SAM Bachelor’s Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor’s degree program at Northern Michigan University in the Fall of 2007. The students’ progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Northern Michigan University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Northern Michigan University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Northern Michigan University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Northern Michigan University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Northern Michigan University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2007 BY SUMMER 2013
 
2007-08
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2008-09
 
2009-10
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2010-11
 
2011-12
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2012-13
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Bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University 0% 1% 16% 38% 52% 58%
+ Associate degree from Northern Michigan University 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from Northern Michigan University 0% 1% 17% 39% 53% 59%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 5% 7%
+ Associate degree from another institution 12% 1% 2% 2% 2% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 12% 1% 3% 5% 7% 10%
Enrolled at Northern Michigan University 85% 86% 58% 30% 11% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 9% 9% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 2% 3% 4% 3% 4%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 4% 12% 12% 11% 9%
Current Status Unknown 2% 8% 10% 14% 18% 17%