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Bay de Noc Community College, located in Escanaba, Michigan, was founded in 1962 to provide post secondary education opportunities to residents of its service area. The school is commonly referred to as Bay College and operates two campuses, with the second, Bay College West/Iron Mountain, located in Iron Mountain established to serve Dickinson County. Bay College serves 5000 students annually, about half of which are enrolled in degree granting programs.
Students at Bay de Noc Community College will be able to choose a program that best suits their needs and goals. This includes academic transfer programs that prepare students for transfer to four year institutions by allowing them to complete the first two years at Bay College. Upon transfer students will complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs allow students to pursue an education in a chosen field or industry that allows for entry into the workforce upon completion. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Bay de Noc Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual who wish to enroll to do so through the completion of an application, payment of fees and providing transcripts of previous schools if available. Additionally, first time students are encouraged to meet with a counselor and participate in orientation and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships that are awarded based on need which is determine the information a student provides on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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: $3,100-$3,700
- Out-of-State: $9,500-$11,370
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $330-$400 per credit 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||87%||$4,840|
|Receiving Student Loans||34%||$4,467|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 24%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Bay de Noc Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Michigan, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2004)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Michigan
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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Bay de Noc Community College.
- Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College in Baraga, MI (98 miles away)
- Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, MI (101 miles away)
- West Shore Community College in Scottville, MI (134 miles away)
- Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison, MI (168 miles away)
- Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College in Mount Pleasant, MI (189 miles away)