Bay de Noc Community College

2001 N Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829-2511
Tel: (906)786-5802
  • 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 2,024 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Bay de Noc Community College is the only community colleges within Delta County, MI.
  • The nearest community college is Rasmussen College-Wisconsin (98.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Bay de Noc Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty70 staff100 staff
Bay de Noc Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,024 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 552% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,024 students3,505 students
Bay de Noc Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:135:1
Bay de Noc Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students837 students1,591 students
Bay de Noc Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,187 students1,914 students
Bay de Noc Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bay de Noc Community College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Bay de Noc Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Bay de Noc Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Bay de Noc Community College Asian (2007-2010)
% Hispanic
Bay de Noc Community College Hispanic (2007-2010)
% White
Bay de Noc Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Bay de Noc Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Bay de Noc Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.380.50
Bay de Noc Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Bay de Noc Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,700$31,100
Bay de Noc Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,281 is more than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,683 is more than the state average of $7,110. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,281$5,223
Bay de Noc Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,683$7,110
Bay de Noc Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%89%
Bay de Noc Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,600$13,600
Bay de Noc Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$6,000
Bay de Noc Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Rasmussen College-Wisconsin
    Private, for profit
    1,132 students | 98.80 Mi904 South Taylor Street, Suite 100
    Green Bay WI  54303
  • 10,406 students | 99.30 Mi2740 W Mason St
    Green Bay WI  54307
  • 4,502 students | 100.50 Mi1701 E Front St
    Traverse City MI  49686
  • 2,600 students | 106.70 Mi1515 Howard St
    Petoskey MI  49770
  • 1,139 students | 110.90 MiHwy G South
    Rhinelander WI  54501
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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $7,110 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,115 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.