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Adult students in NMC's Great Lakes Culinary Institute culinary program

Adult Students: NMC is here for you!

As an adult student, you may have a job (or two), a family to support, or be looking to change jobs or enhance your career.

Whether you want to take a class to learn a new skill, enroll in a program to earn a degree or certificate and explore a new career, check out our online learning programs, or just speak with an admissions representative about your options, we're here to help.


  • Provide academic and career advising to help you identify and meet your educational and career goals
  • Transfer college credits you've earned from coursework at other colleges to a degree or certificate at NMC
  • Help you identify financial aid and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your educational expenses


  • 22% of NMC's students for Fall 2021 are over 25 years old.
  • Classes are offered in face-to-face, hybrid and online learning formats, to provide flexibility and maintain safety.
  • NMC awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships to more than 1,200 students in 2019–20.
  • NMC has the 6th lowest in-district tuition of the state’s 28 community colleges and is 75 percent lower than the average for public universities in Michigan.

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