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North Central Michigan College

Fast Facts

North Central offers top-quality education in an area of unmatched natural beauty. Whether you seek a degree or certificate, credits that will transfer, or personal enrichment, we are ready to help you take the next step on your path to success. We strive to lead by our mission, vision and values.

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Strengthening Our Community

North Central Michigan College creates a significant positive impact on the regional community.

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$74.2MTotal economic impact in region*
1 out of 49Regional* jobs supported by NCMC and its students
42,000Alumni employed in the region*
Data from fiscal year 2018-19 Economic Impact Study.
* Four-County Region is comprised of Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego Counties. 

Information at a Glance

Full-time faculty and staff = 99
Part-time staff and adjunct faculty = 135

Location(s): Petoskey, MI, with regional centers located in Cheboygan and Gaylord

Enrollment (Winter 2023):  1,755

Total Financial Aid/Scholarship awarded in 2022-23: $3,982,950

Percentage of degree-seeking students receiving grant and scholarship aid in 2022-23: 80%

First-time, full-time students receiving grant and scholarship aid in 2022-23:  88%

20 transfer associate degrees, 48 occupational associate degrees and certificates and 13 Fast Track programs

Annual budget (2023-24): $18.3 million

Emmet County Property Taxes = 39%

Tuition & Fees = 32%
State Appropriations = 24%
Other = 5%

Tuition per contact hour 2023-24: Emmet County residents: $148.00; Other Michigan residents: $250.00; Out of State:  $320.00

University Center partner: Lake Superior State University

Transfer opportunities: 10 Statewide Transfer Pathways degrees via the Michigan Transfer Agreement

Mission, Vision and Values

Strategic Plan

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Thrive 2035

North Central Michigan College's Strategic Plan 2020-2035


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North Central Michigan College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. Follow our Timberwolf student-athletes at

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School Colors

Blue and Gold

Accreditation and Designations

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Veteran Friendly School Gold logo

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To learn more about North Central, call (231) 348-6600 or toll free (888) 298-6600.