Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs. Northern has a population of about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students.


Marquette Area Public Schools (MAPS) have outstanding teachers and, with incredible staff, have built a strong tradition of student success. Beyond the classroom, MAPS athletic, fine arts, and extracurricular programs offer excellent opportunities for students to explore their creative and intellectual capacities. 

The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation has partnered with MAPS and their Technology Think Tank to bring technology into the classroom and have made strong pedagogical initiatives to incorporate technology into the educational experience of all students. Other educational opportunities for youth in the area include a private school and the public Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College, a STEM-oriented early college program offered as an alternative to traditional high school.