North Central Michigan College

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Basic Information

Phone Number: 888-298-6605
Fax Number: 231-348-6628
Address: 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

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Additional Information

President: Dr. Cameron Brunet-Koch
School Type: Open door, two-year, community college
Public/Private: Public
Historical Black College/University: No
School Setting:

North Central Michigan College is a community college based in Petoskey serving close to 3,000 students in Northern Michigan. It has had a great impact on our region and has awarded more than 10,000 degrees and certificates since it began in 1958. North Central offers 38 career certificate programs and 24 associate degree programs. Like all community colleges, North Central presents a viable, cost-effective alternative to universities, with tuition rates lower than the rates charged by most other small community colleges in Michigan. Furthermore, Emmet County residents pay the lowest rate, because the college receives more than one-third of its funding from property taxes paid by Emmet County residents. North Central Michigan College is located just a short distance from Little Traverse Bay - a perfect setting for both learning and recreation. Bayfront Park, located on the bay, offers hiking and bike trails and spectacular views of the sunset year-round. Downtown Petoskey is home to many stores, restaurants and cultural events. Not far away are Petoskey's Winter Sports Park, Boyne Mountain, Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands where students and the community have many opportunities to enjoy the area's winter recreational activities. On the southern edge of campus, North Central's Natural Area offers 195 acres of natural beauty and wildlife. North Central also has centers in Cheboygan and Gaylord and offers classes in Charlevoix County. North Central students may take classes at any or all of these locations.

School Size: 2,500 to 2,800 students per semester
Classroom Size: Classroom sizes are just right for personal attention.
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Housing Availability:

North Central is home to more than 100 students who live in our residence hall. Students are offered great accommodations, meals, on- and off-campus activities and the amenities associated with living on a college campus close to downtown.

Type of Housing: Residence Hall, 100 students, co-educational by suite with areas set aside for study, relaxation and laundry.
Diversity: It is the policy of North Central to offer admissions, housing employment, campus activities and financial aid without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, marital status or familial status or disability protected by relevant law.

Tuition (2018-2019): In-District: $119 per contact hour Out-of-District: $198 per contact hour Out-of-State: $257 per contact hour

Financial Aid:

North Central Michigan College is committed to providing qualified students with financial aid programs to assist them in achieving their educational goals.

Disability Services:

North Central Michigan College is committed to providing qualified students with financial aid programs to assist them in achieving their educational goals. Eligibility requirements vary from program to program. Financial aid awards are determined and disbursed in compliance with established federal, state and institutional requirements and guidelines. Students must also adhere to all College policies and procedures. Students must apply for aid each academic year they wish to receive consideration. All criteria, funding and program availability are subject to change without notice. Students may also access the Department of Education's web site,, and the College's website,, for information on basic eligibility requirements and federal aid programs.


North Central Michigan College offers a range of extra-curricular activities to add to your college experience. Activities include the Lecture Series, movie nights, Winterpalooza, Summer Send-Off, and much more. The Lecture Series brings prominent national and international figures to campus each year. Recent speakers have included James Earl Jones, Jeff Corwin, Soledad O'Brien, Coach Ken Carter, Judith Guest, Paul Rusesabagina (profiled in the film, "Hotel Rwanda"), Celine Cousteau, and the co-hosts of the Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" program, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. North Central clubs and organizations include: Student Senate, Student Veterans Association, Circle K, Phi Theta Kappa, Residence Hall Council, Clay Club, the Calculus Collective Club of Projectiles.

Sports: Intramural only
School Championships:


Majors: North Central offers a variety of programs resulting in certificates of development, certificates and associate degrees. Arts and Communications: fine craft, studio art, communications, animation, graphic arts and textiles. Business Administration: Accounting, business management, hospitality and casino management, marketing administrative assistant, medical office, accounting assistant, advertising assistant, entrepreneurship, general office professional, management, marketing assistant, small business management, new media, office support specialist and receptionist. Health Sciences/Allied Health: EMS/paramedic, nursing, medical assistant, medical transcriptionist, surgical technologist, certified nursing aide, medical billing and coding, phlebotomy technician. Human Services/Social Sciences: criminal justice, law enforcement, early childhood education, legal assistant, corrections. Natural Sciences:Environmental and Sustainability Studies Information Technology: Computing/Digital, computer networking, geographic information systems, computer-aided design, preparation. Computer Numerical Controls. Also degree programs for transfer include Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of General Studies, Welding
Computer Capabilities:

Apply online at North Central has many on-campus computers and has internet access across campus.

Admission Requirements:

North Central Michigan College follows an open door policy of admitting (a) high school graduates/GED, (b) non-high school graduates 18 years or older and (c) high school students under Michigan dual enrollment guidelines. Admission is free. The admissions department will help you through the application process. Your path will be unique depending on your student type.

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) is designed to facilitate transfer of general education requirements between institutions. One of the guiding principles of the agreement is to promote transparency among institutions and ensure accurate transfer information for students. A student must successfully complete at least 30 credits, with at least a 2.0 in each course, to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). Credits from students who have attended previous institutions will be evaluated and recorded as meeting 'MTA' requirements or North Central Michigan College's general education requirements, as long their home institutions considered those courses to satisfy general education requirements. A student must earn at least one credit-bearing course at North Central to have the 'MTA Satisfied' posted on the North Central transcript.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Parking is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

International Students:

Students who attend under various visa types, such as F-1.


North Central offers: • Affordable tuition, financial aid packages and scholarships. The NCMC Foundation awarded $250,000 in Foundation scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. . • Flexible class schedules including many evening courses. • Innovative new career programs which will get you ready to enter the work force after only one or two years of full-time study. • Credits that transfer to other colleges and universities. • Partnerships with universities offering programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees on North Central's campus • Personal attention through smaller class sizes and dedicated faculty who use innovative teaching methods. • Support services including academic advising, free tutoring, counseling and a writing center. • A supportive environment for military students. • Classes in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City, East Jordan, Cheboygan and Gaylord. • Scenic location in Petoskey. The campus is located within 15 miles of three ski resorts, and just blocks from the trail ways and biking paths along the Bear River and beautiful Little Traverse Bay. • Outstanding physical fitness facilities. There are three basketball courts, two large fitness rooms and a walking-running track that is open to the public. • A residence hall housing more than 100 students. Students are offered great accommodations, meals, on- and off-campus activities and amenities. • Workforce training, professional development seminars and personal interest workshops through Corporate and Community Education.

The NCMC Foundation awarded $320,000 in Foundation scholarships in 2017-2018