North Central Michigan College

Tel: (231)348-6600
2,790 students
Public institution
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 2,790 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 70:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 34%.
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 40 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
North Central Michigan College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 40 staff
59 staff
North Central Michigan College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,790 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 70:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,790 students
1,282 students
North Central Michigan College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 70:1
North Central Michigan College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
899 students
810 students
North Central Michigan College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,891 students
1,017 students
North Central Michigan College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
North Central Michigan College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
North Central Michigan College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
North Central Michigan College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
North Central Michigan College Black (2008-2013)
% White
North Central Michigan College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
North Central Michigan College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
North Central Michigan College Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.19 0.53
North Central Michigan College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,786 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,038 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,786 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,038 $10,260
North Central Michigan College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 148 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
North Central Michigan College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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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 81%. 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 0.53, which is equal to the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Lansing Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.