NMC earns spot on national “Best for Vets” list

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College has been selected by Military Times magazine for its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” list recognizing NMC’s commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans.

NMC was ranked 68th out of the top 100, four-year schools nationwide. The college was placed in that group because NMC now offers three baccalaureate degrees. Other notable schools in that category include the University of Michigan which was ranked 56th.

At Northwestern Michigan College, serving those who have served us is a year-round priority. Here are some of the investments the school has made to earn that ranking, which helps our veterans achieve success 365 days a year:

  • NMC provides no-interest loans to veterans waiting for processing of their benefit checks, so they may enroll immediately.
  • NMC makes up the difference between military pay and NMC pay for reservist employees who are called to active duty. Family enrollment in all benefits also continues.
  • Since 2008, NMC has participated in a Department of Defense agreement providing in-state (out of district) tuition rates for active duty military and their dependents, regardless of their legal residence.
  • NMC established an office of Military and Veteran Services in 2012. It works with the larger college community to foster an environment that leads to veteran success.
  • One example of that office in action: the 2013 Hiring Our Heroes job fair, which resulted in 23 on-the-spot job offers to veterans. A veteran career fair is slated to return to campus in May 2015.

On Veterans Day we will honor those who have served with a breakfast free for veterans at West Hall at 8:30 a.m. There will then be a Walk of Honor at 9:30 a.m. to the flagpole near the west entrance of the Tanis Building. The celebration will end with cake and refreshments from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at West Hall which will be decorated with nearly 400 thank you posters from local elementary school students.

Release date: November 10, 2014

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications



Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination