Bay de Noc Community College

  • 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 to Bay de Noc Community College is Rasmussen College-Wisconsin (98.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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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 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bay de Noc Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,024 students3,505 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:135:1
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# Full-Time Students837 students1,591 students
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# Part-Time Students1,187 students1,914 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
98288
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
-
3%
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% White
76%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
20%
8%
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Diversity Score0.380.50
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College Completion Rate
16%
14%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,700$30,600
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,683$7,110
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,600$12,011
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
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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
    (920)593-8400
    98.801,132
  • 10,406 students | 99.30 Mi2740 W Mason St
    Green Bay WI  54307
    (920)498-5400
    99.3010,406
  • 4,502 students | 100.50 Mi1701 E Front St
    Traverse City MI  49686
    (231)995-1054
    100.504,502
  • 2,527 students | 106.70 Mi1515 Howard St
    Petoskey MI  49770
    (888)298-6605
    106.702,527
  • 1,139 students | 110.90 MiHwy G South
    Rhinelander WI  54501
    (715)365-4410
    110.901,139
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