Bay de Noc Community College (Bay College)

2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI

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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 $8,100. 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: $3,200-$3,900
    • Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,310
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $350-$420 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships75%$4,808
Receiving Student Loans31%$4,731

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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
  • 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.

 Bay CollegeDelta CountyMichigan
Graduation Rate20.7%-14.7%
Transfer-out Rate17.1%-26.7%

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)
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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,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

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