Bay de Noc Community College

2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba,
MI, 49829-2511
Tel: (906)786-5802
2,463 students
Public institution

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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 2,463 students (56% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Bay de Noc Community College is the only community colleges within Delta County, MI.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Bay de Noc Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,463 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 45% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,463 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
1,378 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 1,085 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 3%
% Asian -
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic -
% Black -
% White 97%
% Two or more races -
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. 0.06

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,917 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,233 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,917 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,233 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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