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

Petoskey is a breathtaking resort community that overlooks Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay, located in the northernmost part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. North Central's primary campus is located within walking distance of downtown Petoskey, which exudes beauty and charm. Petoskey has a wide variety of local seasonal festivals, art shows, and museums in each season. There are also exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities, including the 26-mile Little Traverse Wheelway (ideal for walking, biking, and running), world-class boating and fishing, and the Midwest's best downhill skiing.

Photo of Petoskey bike path



Link to Nubs Nob webcam

Click photo above for a link to the live Nubs Nob webcam


Attending north central is a smart investment!

Outstanding ROI 

It can be stressful paying for college, but for the return on investment, it is worth it! 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 (including online associate degrees) 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 Federal 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, on average, earn $459,000 more than persons who only have a high school diploma.


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