Bay de Noc Community College

2001 N Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829-2511
Tel: (906)786-5802
2,024 students
Public institution
  • Located in the heart of Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, Bay de Noc Community College (or commonly known as Bay College) has provided quality higher education for more than 40 years. Bay College is known in the region for its superior teaching and abundant learning. The campus is situated on 160 acres and services over 5,000 credit students each year, including those completing baccalaureate and master degree programs sponsored by partner universities.
School Highlights
Bay de Noc Community College serves 2,024 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Bay de Noc Community College is the only community colleges within Delta County, MI.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Green Bay (97.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Bay de Noc Community College (MI) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Four or more years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 70 staff 94 staff
Bay de Noc Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,024 has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 245% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,024 students 3,372 students
Bay de Noc Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 35:1
Bay de Noc Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 837 students 1,530 students
Bay de Noc Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,187 students 1,825 students
Bay de Noc Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Bay de Noc Community College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 98 288
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Bay de Noc Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% White
76%
70%
Bay de Noc Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Bay de Noc Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
20%
7%
Bay de Noc Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.38 0.48
Bay de Noc Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,917 is more than the state average of $4,352. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,233 is more than the state average of $5,856. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,917 $4,352
Bay de Noc Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,233 $5,856
Bay de Noc Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89% 89%
Bay de Noc Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Bay College has grown from a modest beginning with a limited curriculum in 1963 to serving an enrollment of more than 2,300 students in the fall of 2005. Bay College also opened a new West Campus located in Iron Mountain in the fall of 2007. Partnerships with various four-year schools allow students to continue taking classes on the Escanaba campus and to gain a baccalaureate degree without leaving town. In addition to these partnerships, Bay College continues its traditional occupational programs aimed at giving students the skills to enter the work force, community service, and transfer programs. These transfer programs are designed to allow students to begin their post-secondary education and explore career interests at Bay College, later applying their two-year degree program at a major college or university. Bay College has a strong history of dedicating itself to offering academically excellent and affordable public education in our region. The college prepares students to be continuous learners who succeed upon transfer, work effectively in the contemporary workplace, and function as citizens and leaders in their communities. The College is accredited by the Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,352 per year for in-state students and $5,856 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $7,740 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.