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Petoskey, Michigan, is home to North Central Michigan College’s main campus. 

A quaint resort community, Petoskey overlooks the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay in the northern tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.  Petoskey offers unmatched beauty and charm, and because North Central’s main campus is within walking distance to the heart of downtown, our students are at the center of local festivals, art shows and museums.  Petoskey also offers superb outdoor recreation opportunities, ranging from the 26-mile Little Traverse Wheelway—perfect for walking, running and biking—to world-class boating and fishing, and of course, the Midwest's best downhill skiing.

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Attending north central is a smart investment!

Outstanding ROI 

Attaining an associate degree in two years with financial aid yields a return of $10.70 for every $1.00 of tuition, and associate degree holders in Northern Michigan had a 6.3% unemployment rate in 2013 compared to a 12.2 % rate for persons with only a high school degree.


Total cost for attending North Central full-time for two years and completing an associate degree with Fedreal Pell Grant assistance. (including in-district tuition, books, fees & supplies)


The average annual income for associate degree holders in Northern Michigan is 30% higher than that of persons who hold only a high school diploma.

During the course of their working career, associate degree holders in Northern Michigan earn $459,000 more than persons who only have a high school diploma.

Estimated cost savings of attending North Central in-district for the first two years and completing a bachelor's degree program at University of Michigan.