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North Central Michigan College is delighted to announce that it has been listed as the #1 Community College in Michigan by  The College is joined in the top five by Henry Ford, Muskegon, Delta and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College. provides students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals through their program rankings.  These rankings are intended to inform and guide prospective students toward institutions that provide a quality education and a meaningful learning experience at an affordable cost. Key measures incorporated in the algorithm include acceptance, retention, graduation and enrollment rates. Also included are each school’s student loan default percentages.

“We are very pleased to receive this ranking by  This independent analysis is affirmation of the top-notch instruction, personal attention, and exceptional value found at North Central,” states Dr. David Roland Finley, president of North Central.

For more information, go to and click on Best Community Colleges in Michigan.

October also marks College Month in Michigan, part of a national initiative aimed at providing every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college and for financial aid.  Special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college, as well as students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College, a Military-Friendly® and a Veteran-Friendly School.


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Kathy Bardins
Communications and Events Specialist