• 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 1,898 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,898 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,300
  • Out-state tuition: $9,600
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 13%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 159 teachers has grown by 127% over five years.
Bay de Noc Community College
(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
159 staff
224 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bay de Noc Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The Bay de Noc Community College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,898 students
2,703 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
725 students
1,079 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,173 students
1,704 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
102 students
298 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
725 students
1,079 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,173 students
1,615 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
100 students
178 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
2%
12%
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% White
87%
71%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.24
0.47
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.8%
3.11%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.79%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,700
$30,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,300 is more than the state average of $4,928. The in-state tuition has declined by 30% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,600 is more than the state average of $6,848. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,300
$4,928
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,600
$6,848
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Tuition Notes
In-state rate is annual fee for Delta County residents - 2020 tuition rates, for two semesters of 15 contact hours each. Includes tuition and related fees from 2020-2021 Educational Budgets from the financial aid office.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,438
$11,704
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
99%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Softball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Aspiring Educators Club, Bay Area Campus Ministry (BACM), Bay Area Water Tech Assoc. (BAWA), Bay College Anime Club, Bay College Automotive Club, Bay Skills USA, Bay West Coffee Klutch, Business Professionals of America (BPA), Campus Activities Board (CAB), Circle K, Early Childhood Educators Club, EMT and Paramedic Club, Gaming Galaxy, Norse Force, P.R.I.D.E. Organization, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Renage Writers, STEM Club, Student Nurse Association

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bay College Volleyball Club
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bay de Noc Community College cost?

Bay de Noc Community College's tuition is approximately $5,300 for In-State students and $9,600 for Out-State students.

What schools are Bay de Noc Community College often compared to?

Bay de Noc Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Lansing Community College by visitors of our site.

What sports does Bay de Noc Community College offer?

Bay de Noc Community College offers 4 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country and Softball.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,898 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,300
  • Out-state tuition: $9,600
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 13%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,928 per year for in-state students and $6,848 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,103 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.47, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Schoolcraft College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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