North Central Michigan College

  • North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Centrals mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School.
School Highlights
  • North Central Michigan College serves 2,527 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • North Central Michigan College is the only community colleges within Emmet County, MI.
  • The nearest community college to North Central Michigan College is Northwestern Michigan College (51.6 miles away).

Top Placements

North Central Michigan College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 210 teachers has grown by 228% over five years.
North Central Michigan College(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty210 staff100 staff
North Central Michigan College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of North Central Michigan College has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The North Central Michigan College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 72% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,527 students3,505 students
North Central Michigan College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:135:1
North Central Michigan College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students745 students1,591 students
North Central Michigan College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,782 students1,914 students
North Central Michigan College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
North Central Michigan College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
North Central Michigan College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
North Central Michigan College Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
North Central Michigan College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
North Central Michigan College Black (2011-2016)
% White
North Central Michigan College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
North Central Michigan College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
North Central Michigan College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.320.50
North Central Michigan College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
North Central Michigan College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,600$30,600
North Central Michigan College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,940 is more than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 70% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,710 is more than the state average of $7,110. The out-state tuition has grown by 76% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,940$5,223
North Central Michigan College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,710$7,110
North Central Michigan College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%87%
North Central Michigan College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$12,011
North Central Michigan College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,457$5,500
North Central Michigan College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsIntramural Sports OnlyIntramural Sports Only


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Clay Club, College Student Republicians of NCMC, Natiive American Student Organization, Recreational and RPG League, Student Ambassadors, Student Nurses Association, Student Senate
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 2003, North Central Michigan College and four universities joined together to form a University Center partnership. This partnership with Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan State University and Spring Arbor University affords significant benefits and opportunities to North Central students. North Central Michigan College offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities to add to your college experience. Activities include the North Central Michigan College Lecture Series, Luncheon and International lectures, free movie nights, dances, BBQ's, intramural activities and more. The North Central Michigan College campus includes The NCMC library houses over 43,000 volumes, over 70,000 online books and subscribes to over 200 periodicals emphasizing the various academic areas of the institution. The Library maintains 40 computers for patron use. Internet access is available as well as Microsoft Office tools. Computers equipped with audio and video editing software are also available for student and faculty use. Printing and copying is available at a nominal charge. Student and Community Resource Center (SCRC) houses a 71,000 square foot multipurpose gymnasium designed for a variety of recreation and physical education activities. Locker rooms with showers are open to anyone using the facilities. Upstairs, an exercise facility is equipped with weight training and exercise equipment. The Natural Area is located along the south edge of campus. The Natural Area has over 200 acres of trails for hiking and cross-country sking. It is also used for many of the College's lab science courses. The Natural Area has a spring, a stretch of the Bear River, meadows, marshes and forest.

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