Alpena Community College

665 Johnson St, Alpena, MI

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Alpena Community College, located in Alpena, Michigan, was founded in 1952. The school maintains two campuses, with the second located on the former site of Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan. The school offers post secondary education to residents of its service area, ensuring they have opportunities and services that meet current and future student needs.


Alpena Community College offers programs that allow students to pursue academic transfer or career training. Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer in order to continue that education and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer students should meet with a counselor to discuss options. Career training programs prepare individuals for a career in a high demand field or industry through education and skill development. Programs take between one and two years to complete, and result in a certificate or degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Alpena Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individuals to enroll once they submit a completed application and pay all associated fees. Students are also asked to provide previous transcripts and standardized test scores, as well as take a placement exam prior to registration if necessary. New students are encouraged to meet with a counselor and participate in orientation prior to their first semester. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which should be completed and submitted in a timely fashion.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,600-$4,300
    • Out-of-State: $5,700-$6,804
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $140-$160 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $210-$250 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$5,045
Receiving Student Loans43%$4,288

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Alpena Community College may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Michigan.

 Alpena Community CollegeAlpena CountyMichigan
Graduation Rate27.2%-14.7%
Transfer-out Rate16.6%-26.7%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

    Physical Sciences

    Precision Production


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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