• 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 2,169 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,169 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,940
  • Out-state tuition: $7,710
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 15%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 97 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
North Central Michigan College
(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
97 staff
224 staff
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Student Body

The student population of North Central Michigan College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The North Central Michigan College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,169 students
3,456 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
638 students
1,325 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,531 students
2,131 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of North Central Michigan College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
134 students
186 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
1%
14%
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% White
85%
67%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
7%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score
0.27
0.52
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College Completion Rate
22%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,600
$30,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of North Central Michigan College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MI by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,940 is more than the state average of $4,914. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,710 is more than the state average of $6,836. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,940
$4,914
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,710
$6,836
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
81%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in North Central Michigan College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,350
$11,637
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in North Central Michigan College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports
Intramural Sports Only

Extracurriculars

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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,169 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,940
  • Out-state tuition: $7,710
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 15%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,914 per year for in-state students and $6,836 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 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Finlandia University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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