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

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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
1,287 students
Northwestern Michigan College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,056 students
832 students
Northwestern Michigan College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,790 students
1,021 students
Northwestern Michigan College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Northwestern Michigan College sch enrollment Northwestern Michigan College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Northwestern Michigan College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Northwestern Michigan College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Northwestern Michigan College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Northwestern Michigan College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
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 $5,890. 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 $10,050. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,001 $5,890
Northwestern Michigan College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,305 $10,050
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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