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 1,796 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 34%.

Top Rankings

Bay de Noc Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Michigan for:

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 ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty159 staff103 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bay de Noc Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Bay de Noc Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 42% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,796 students3,250 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:130:1
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# Full-Time Students733 students1,336 students
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# Part-Time Students1,063 students1,914 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
98188
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
1%
15%
% White
88%
66%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.220.53
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College Completion Rate
30%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,700$30,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,300 is more than the state average of $4,903. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,600 is more than the state average of $6,831. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,300$4,903
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,600$6,831
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Tuition NotesIn-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 Aid89%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,698$11,698
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,225$5,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, SoftballBaseball, 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: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Bay de Noc Community College is Rasmussen College-Wisconsin (98.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Rasmussen College-Wisconsin
    Private for-profit
    653 students | 98.80 Mi904 South Taylor Street, Suite 100
    Green Bay, WI 54303
    (920) 593-8400
    98.80653
  • 11,505 students | 99.50 Mi2740 W Mason St
    Green Bay, WI 54307
    (920) 498-5400
    99.5011,505
  • 3,727 students | 100.60 Mi1701 E Front St
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    (231) 995-1000
    100.603,727
  • 2,329 students | 106.70 Mi1515 Howard St
    Petoskey, MI 49770
    (231) 348-6600
    106.702,329
  • 1,849 students | 113.40 Mi5364 College Drive
    Rhinelander, WI 54501
    (715) 365-4410
    113.401,849
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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,903 per year for in-state students and $6,831 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 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.