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About NMC

Smart choice.

That’s Northwestern Michigan College, where students can choose from more than 60 programs in beautiful Traverse City, on the shore of Lake Michigan. Tuition is about one quarter the cost of a four-year college or university, and classes are smaller. Yet NMC offers all of the credit if you plan to transfer. Two-year associate degrees, shorter, job-specific certificates and even two bachelor’s degrees are available, in all the fields you’d expect plus a few more, like aviation and maritime.

No matter what your schedule is, NMC’s in-person, online, livestream and hybrid course format options mean you can fit in college. Personalized support services, from tutoring to career advising to counseling will help you reach your goals in college and afterward. Beyond classes, NMC has more than 20 student groups to get involved with. Live on campus and join in free activities like movie nights, kayaking and snow tubing to take full advantage of the Hawk Owl experience.

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