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Welcome to North Central.

Located in beautiful Petoskey, Michigan, North Central is large enough to offer a full college experience but small enough to know our students personally.

14:1Student:Faculty Ratio
#1Nursing Program in Michigan 2020
92%of NCMC Students Awarded
Financial Aid/Grants 2021-22
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Discover North Central

Browse facts about our accreditation and designations, student demographics, and read our mission, vision, values and strategic plan.

NCMC Facts

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A tradition of academic excellence

Since 1958, North Central has provided exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education.

Explore NCMC History

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Alumni Success

From our classrooms to your career

No matter their destination, North Central alumni get their best start here.

Alumni Profiles

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NCMC Foundation

Making an impact

With the help of the NCMC Foundation, innovators and changemakers are moving the college forward, one passion at a time.

Give to NCMC

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Striving toward a greener future

Our Sustainability Committee is making measurable progress at reducing the college’s environmental impact, encouraging fiscal responsibility, and educating students and the community about best practices for a sustainable future.

Explore NCMC's Sustainability Efforts

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Our NCMC Team

Committed to student success

Meet our Board of Trustees, president, faculty, and staff, or browse for career opportunities at North Central.

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"I learned from passionate North Central professors whose hands-on experience helped me discover new interests, which was an amazing experience."

Sean Bradley - North Central dual-enrolled student, currently enrolled at Princeton University


"My career is more than a job; it is a part of my life, a part of my family. My students are a part of that family. And although they only stay for a short time, I hope to inspire each to be a better person and continue on his or her academic journey."

Jenny Maginnis, Ph.D. - Professor of Communication and North Central alumna


"North Central was the first step on the path that led me to where I am today. I made lifelong connections, got to enjoy all that is offered in Petoskey, and my first two years of college were completely debt-free, with almost no money out of pocket."

Haylie Hasse - North Central alumna, '17


"What I find most inspiring about my job is that you can actually see students' confidence grow. They don't know what kind of impact they can make until they start to understand their own potential. That's what we're here for."

Jim Cousino - Dean of Career and Technical Education


"The Associate of Arts program was best suited to help me transfer to another school later down the road. The credits I earned at North Central transferred seamlessly to the University of Michigan."

Stephen Conner Beer - North Central alum, '18