North Central Michigan College

Tel: (231)348-6602
2,757 students
Public institution

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North Central Michigan College was established in 1958 as Michigan’s 12th community college. Development of the current campus began in 1962 when the college bought 10 acres of land, and later 120 adjacent acres on Howard Street. By 1963 the first buildings were completed and some classes were held on the new campus at 1515 Howard Street. A chemistry building, heating plant and temporary library were the first structures to be built, and over the next few years more land was purchased for additional facilities. Most buildings were constructed in the late 1960s. The Library/Conference Center was added in 1984.
School Highlights:
North Central Michigan College serves 2,757 students (33% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 23%.
North Central Michigan College is the only community colleges within Emmet County, MI.
The nearest community college is Northwestern Michigan College (51.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
North Central Michigan 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 2,757 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,757 students
1,287 students
North Central Michigan College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
904 students
832 students
North Central Michigan College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,853 students
1,021 students
North Central Michigan College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
North Central Michigan College sch enrollment North Central Michigan College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
North Central Michigan College Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
North Central Michigan College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
North Central Michigan College Black (2008-2012)
% White
North Central Michigan College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
North Central Michigan College More (2010-2012)
North Central Michigan College sch ethnicity North Central Michigan College sta ethnicity
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. 0.19 0.45
North Central Michigan College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,283 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,401 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,283 $5,917
North Central Michigan College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,401 $10,050
North Central Michigan College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 2003, North Central Michigan College and six universities joined together to form a University Center partnership. This partnership with Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Lawrence Technological 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, Earth Day, Polynesian Week, hypnotists, theme movies and more. The North Central Michigan College campus includes Library and Academic Technologies (LAT) which offers a wide variety of high-techology services for students,staff and the community. They include traditional and on-line library servies, state-of-the-art videioconferencing, dial-up Internet access, Blackboard on-line courses facilitated by North Central faculty, multi-media producation and "Smart Classroom" technology used by North Central faculty and students. The library also has meeting rooms. Student and Community Resource Center (SCRC) hourses 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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