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Facts & Statistics

Founded in 1951, Northwestern Michigan College is a fully accredited community college offering 103 transfer, career degree and certificate programs. NMC has over 700 employees all working to help learners succeed.

Graduates

  • NMC awarded 682 degrees or certificates in the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Over 90% of NMC graduates student reported being satisfied to very satisfied with the career preparation through coursework they received at NMC (2019 Graduate Survey Report.)

Student Enrollment

  • In 2017–2018, over 4,200 students enrolled in credit classes.
  • 3,727 students enrolled for fall semester 2018.
  • 77% of students applying to NMC during the 2017-2018 academic year intended to earn a degree.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

  • 15:1 as of Fall 2018

Student Profile In Fall 2017

Gender:

  • 51% female
  • 49% male

Age Distribution:

  • 13% - 17 years old and under
  • 60% - 18–24 years old
  • 17% - 25–34 years old
  • 8% - 35–49 years old
  • 2% - 50 years old and older

Credit Load:

  • 37% enrolled full-time (12 or more credits)
  • 63% enrolled part-time (less than 12 credits)

Ethnic Background:

  • 2% - American Indian or Alaska Native
  • 1% - Asian
  • 1% - Black or African American
  • 3% - Hispanic or Chicano
  • 3% - Multi-racial
  • 1% - Non-Resident Alien
  • 5% - Other/Undeclared
  • 84% - White

Financial Aid

  • In 2017–2018, almost $1.4 million in scholarships was awarded to nearly 900 learners — an average of $1,587 per learner.

Tuition

NMC’s in-district tuition for 2018-2019 is the 8th lowest of the state’s community colleges and is 75 percent lower than the average for public universities in Michigan.

  • $105.95 per contact hour for students living in Grand Traverse County
  • $220.30 per contact hour for students living in Michigan but outside Grand Traverse County
  • $287.50 per contact hour for students living out-of-state
  • $325.50 per contact hour for international students

Proud fact

Over 90% of NMC graduates and transfer students report accomplishing their educational goal, and 91% say NMC is a good value for the money.

"Given their popularity among today's college students, America's future economic success may well depend on how we invest in two-year institutions." 

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS REPORT

 February 2009

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