Having served as home to about 9,000 graduates since its founding in 1960,
NCMC or North Central Michigan College continues its endeavor to provide
the best quality education to students throughout Emmet County and the
surrounding communities. Its main location in Petoskey and satellite
campuses in the cities of Cheboygan and Gaylord currently cater to at least
2,700 undergraduates both from within and out of the state.
Students are allowed to complete up to three years worth of courses before
transferring to a NCMC partner university. The college has partnerships
mainly with Michigan State University, Lawrence Technical University,
Spring Arbor University, and Central Michigan University. Getting admitted
to any of these institutions are practically guaranteed, provided that the
specified requirements are met.
There are over 60 programs to choose from (degree and certificate),
facilitated by more than 200 faculty and staff members - around half of
which work full-time. As of 2012, the cost of attending NCMC ranges from
$77.50 per contact hour (for Emmet residents) to $165.25 per contact hour
(for out of state residents). Monetary assistance is available in many
forms and benefits almost 70% of the entire student body.
Applied Science Programs may be taken up in the fields of Arts and
Communications, Health Sciences, Information Technology & Engineering,
Business Administration, and Human Services or Social Sciences. Programs
designed for transfer include the following: Associate of Arts, Associate
of Science, and Associate of General Studies. Career-oriented coursework is
also offered for those seeking to work in the fields of Nursing, Medical
Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Business Management, and Restaurant
Participation in extra-curricular activities is encouraged to contribute
towards a student's growth. NCMC serves as a venue for the annual, “The
Lecture Series”, which is an event that allows prominent individuals from
various fields to share their knowledge on campus.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $2,700. 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: $6,600-$7,884
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $220-$260 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||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||64%||$4,834|
|Receiving Student Loans||29%||$4,780|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, North Central Michigan College may provide services to students like:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- 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 NCMC against community colleges 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.
Get more information about the programs offered by North Central Michigan College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to North Central Michigan College.
- Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, MI (64 miles away)
- Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison, MI (97 miles away)
- Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, MI (107 miles away)
- Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College in Mount Pleasant, MI (121 miles away)
- West Shore Community College in Scottville, MI (122 miles away)