Northwestern Michigan College

Tel: (231)995-1000
4,846 students
Public institution

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Northwestern Michigan College is a community college established in 1951 in Traverse City, Michigan. Our enrollment for credited classes is approximately 5,000 students per semester. NMC offers associates degrees and professional certificates at our main campuses, and through our University Center, we grant baccalaureate and graduate degrees from 10 partner universities.
School Highlights:
Northwestern Michigan College serves 4,846 students (42% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Northwestern Michigan College is the only community colleges within Grand Traverse County, MI.
The nearest community college is Baker College of Cadillac (35.8 miles away).

School Overview

Northwestern 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 4,846 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,846 students
1,303 students
Northwestern Michigan College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,056 students
836 students
Northwestern Michigan College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,790 students
1,046 students
Northwestern Michigan College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Northwestern Michigan College sch enrollment Northwestern Michigan College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Northwestern Michigan College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Northwestern Michigan College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Northwestern Michigan College Black (2006-2012)
% White
95%
67%
Northwestern Michigan College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Northwestern Michigan College More (2010-2011)
Northwestern Michigan College sch ethnicity Northwestern 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. 0.10 0.45
Northwestern Michigan College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,001 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,305 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,001 $5,940
Northwestern Michigan College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,305 $10,072
Northwestern Michigan College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

NMC is the country's only college to have a Maritime academy on fresh water. The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is located at the spectacular Great Lakes Campus located on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, a long protected water of Lake Michigan. Maritime is one of six state maritime academies that receives aid from the federal Maritime Administration. The Great Lakes Campus also houses the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, the only culinary school in Northern Michigan. NMC is home to the Dennos Museum Center, the Rogers Observatory, the Water Studies Institute, and the Michigan Technical Education Center, which operates one of the few community college Aviation programs in the country. NMC's extensive extended education program offers a vast array of non-credit classes to over 10,000 local residents annually. NMC offers one Associate in Science & Arts (ASA) degree: General Liberal Arts & Sciences, that is designed as a degree to prepare students for transfer to four-year schools. This can combine courses from several academic areas. NMC offers several Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees and certificates through these Academic Areas: Aviation, Business, Bridge Program, Communications, Computer Information Systems (IT), Great Lakes Culinary Institute, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Health Occupations, Humanities, M-TEC: Michigan Technical Education Center Physical Education, Science/Math and Social Science. The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is the region's premier cultural facility offering both major exhibitions in the arts and sciences and live performances in jazz, blues, folk and world music by national and international artists. The museum averages 60,000 visits a year, holds one of the largest and most historically complete collections of Inuit art in the United States, and won the Governor's Arts Award for Arts and Culture in 2000.

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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,200 per year for in-state students and $7,502 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $9,641 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 78%. 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 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Lansing Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.