North Central Michigan College

Tel: (888)-298-6605
2,600 students
Public institution
North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Centrals mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School.
School Highlights
North Central Michigan College serves 2,600 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 30%.
North Central Michigan College is the only community colleges within Emmet County, MI.
The nearest community college is Northwestern Michigan College (51.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 210 teachers has grown by 218% over five years.
College North Central Michigan College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 210 staff
62 staff
North Central Michigan College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,600 has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,600 students 1,371 students
North Central Michigan College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
North Central Michigan College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 775 students
779 students
North Central Michigan College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,825 students
1,083 students
North Central Michigan College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
North Central Michigan College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
North Central Michigan College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
North Central Michigan College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
North Central Michigan College Black (2008-2014)
% White
North Central Michigan College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
North Central Michigan College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
North Central Michigan College Unknown (2006-2014)
North Central Michigan College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.32 0.70
North Central Michigan College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,100 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 46% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,570 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 50% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,100 $5,664
North Central Michigan College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,570 $10,360
North Central Michigan College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Intramural Sports Only, VolleyballBasketball, Intramural Sports Only,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Clay Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Nurses Association, Student Senate, Student Wellness Club Clay Club, Student Senate, Student Ambassadors,
Student Nurses Association,
Student Wellness Club,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 2003, North Central Michigan College and four universities joined together to form a University Center partnership. This partnership with Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan State University and Spring Arbor University affords significant benefits and opportunities to North Central students. North Central Michigan College offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities to add to your college experience. Activities include the North Central Michigan College Lecture Series, Luncheon and International lectures, free movie nights, dances, BBQ\'s, intramural activities and more. The North Central Michigan College campus includes The NCMC library houses over 43,000 volumes, over 70,000 online books and subscribes to over 200 periodicals emphasizing the various academic areas of the institution. The Library maintains 40 computers for patron use. Internet access is available as well as Microsoft Office tools. Computers equipped with audio and video editing software are also available for student and faculty use. Printing and copying is available at a nominal charge. Student and Community Resource Center (SCRC) houses a 71,000 square foot multipurpose gymnasium designed for a variety of recreation and physical education activities. Locker rooms with showers are open to anyone using the facilities. Upstairs, an exercise facility is equipped with weight training and exercise equipment. The Natural Area is located along the south edge of campus. The Natural Area has over 200 acres of trails for hiking and cross-country sking. It is also used for many of the College\'s lab science courses. The Natural Area has a spring, a stretch of the Bear River, meadows, marshes and forest.

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,508 per year for in-state students and $5,995 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 73%. 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 0.50. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.