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North Central Michigan College

Fast Facts

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


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 (Fall 2021):  1,645

Total Financial Aid awarded in 2019-20: $4,951,566

Percentage of degree-seeking students receiving aid in 2019-20: 65%

Total scholarship amount awarded in 2019-20:  $628,393 

24 associate degrees and 39 certificates available

Annual budget (2020-21): $14.9 million

Emmet County Property Taxes = 38%

Tuition & Fees = 36%
State Appropriations = 25%
Other = 1%

Tuition per contact hour 2020-21: Emmet County residents: $129.00; Other Michigan residents: $214.00; Out of State:  $278.00

University Center partners: Central Michigan University, Lake Superior State University, Spring Arbor University

Transfer opportunities via the Michigan Transfer Agreement

Mission, Vision and Values

Strategic Plan

Campus Shot

Thrive 2035

North Central Michigan College's Strategic Plan 2021-2035


View NCMC's Strategic Plan


Students can exhibit athleticism, commitment, collaboration and leadership through participation in a variety of sports.

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Athletic Programs 

Club Sports
    • Cross Country
    • Esports
    • Downhill Ski Racing
Varsity Sports (beginning fall 2022)
    • Men's and Women's Basketball
    • Men's and Women's Cross Country
    • Women's Volleyball
    • Esports


North Central Michigan College Timberwolf

Timberwolf mascot

School Colors

Blue and Gold

Accreditation and Designations

Higher Learning Commission accredited status logo

Achieving the Dream Leader College logo

Veteran Friendly School Bronze logo

Tree Campus Higher Education logo

Niche 2021 Best Colleges logo


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