Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College was founded in 1951. This community college in Traverse City, Michigan, offers enrollment to more than 4,000 students every year. Apart from its main campus, NMC also holds classes in a branch campus in Cherry Capital Airport.

Northwestern Michigan College offers associates degrees in arts, science, applied science and nursing. Students can also opt for transfers to 4-year colleges. In addition, NMC is one of the few community colleges to offer an aviation program. The academic departments of this college are:

  • Aviation
  • Bridge Program
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Great Lakes Culinary Institute
  • Great Lakes Maritime Academy
  • Health Occupations
  • Humanities
  • Physical Education
  • Science/ Math
  • Social Science
  • Technical Division

WNMC-FM is the community-supported radio station of Northwestern Michigan College. The campus is also home to several student organizations and clubs like Black Student Association, Engineering Club , Feminists United, International Student Club, Phi Theta Kappa, iDance, NMC Anime Club and SPECTRUM, among others.

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Contacting Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College
1701 E Front St
Traverse City , MI 49686
General Phone: (231) 995-1000

Northwestern Michigan College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts274liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine82registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Transportation43commercial pilot and flight crew, merchant marine officer
Business and Management43business management, accounting technology, MIS, business and related services
Cooking and Culinary Arts31chef training
Medical Support and Technology24dental assistant
Photography and Commercial Art16commercial art
Engineering Technician9manufacturing tech, CAD and design
Law8legal assistant
Family and Social Work8child development
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and administration
Landscaping and Horticulture6landscaping, turf management
Mechanics and Repair4automobile mechanics
Office and Administration3data entry, executive secretary
Agricultural Science and Management1crop production
Production Trades1machine shop assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Northwestern Michigan College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree50319
Award of less than 1 academic year11
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years308
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years271

Northwestern Michigan College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwestern Michigan College had a total enrollment of 4,499 students (3,114 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 29%
20-21 18%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Northwestern Michigan College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 44 %

Northwestern Michigan College Room and Board (2007)

Northwestern Michigan College offers campus housing for 206 of its 3,114 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Traverse City, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northwestern Michigan College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,936
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,165
Room and board $ 8,553
Room charge $ 4,853
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,700
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 2,507

Financial Aid:
Northwestern Michigan College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 230200)

Northwestern Michigan College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year56$68,29234$60,761
All faculty totalacademic year56$68,29234$60,761

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northwestern Michigan College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Crop Production

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

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Northwestern Michigan College Highlights

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What Sets Northwestern Michigan College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Number of students
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Salaries of full-time faculty
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% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 18%Northwestern Michigan College % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Northwestern Michigan College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Northwestern Michigan College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing

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