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Student Demographics

 

In Fall 2016, a bit more than one-third (36%) of our students were Emmet County residents and the great majority (82%) came from our primary service area of Emmet, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Otsego counties. 

county of residence

Fall 2016 county of residence:. Emmet County - 38%. Charlevoix county - 17%. Cheboygan county - 15%. Otsego County - 13%. Antrim counrty - 3%. Other Michigan county - 10%. Out of state - 6%.

 

male/female demographics

Approximately two-thirds of our students were female.

Fall 2016 Demographics: Male - 37%; Female - 63%

 

Incoming student trends

When we consider just new, incoming students for the fall, we can see how those students are generally getting younger and trending more to full-time, although the male/female split of incoming students has remained relatively steady.  These graphs exclude any high school students who may be taking classes at North Central.

Fall incoming non-dual, credential-seeking. 2012. approximately 60% 19 and under. approximately 15% 20 to 24. approximately 5% 25-29. approximately 15% 30 and older. approximately 40% male. approximately 58% full time. approximate average age is 23. 2013. approximately 68% 19 and under. approximately 13% 20 to 24. approximately 5% 25-29. approximately 12% 30 and older. approximately 42% male. approximately 63% full time. approximate average age is 22. 2014. approximately 75% 19 and under. approximately 12% 20 to 24. approximately 4% 25-29. approximately 8% 30 and older. approximately 42% male. approximately 68% full time. approximate average age is 21. 2015. approximately 75% 19 and under. approximately 12% 20 to 24. approximately 4% 25-29. approximately 8% 30 and older. approximately 41% male. approximately 65% full time. approximate average age is 21. 2016. approximately 79% 19 and under. approximately 10% 20 to 24. approximately 4% 25-29. approximately 8% 30 and older. approximately 42% male. approximately 71% full time. approximate average age is 21.

 

Incoming students in Fall 2016 continued the trend of enrolling in liberal arts degree programs (Associate of Arts [AA], Associate of Science [AS] or Associate of General Studies [AGS]), with about three-quarters of new credential-seeking students doing so.  Applied degrees (Associate of Applied Science [AAS]) and certificate [CERT] declarations made up about a quarter of incoming students.

A noticeable shift in recent years shows considerably fewer incoming students opting for the AGS degree, with most of the difference being made up in increased preference for the AA degree.  This reflects a trend towards more transferrable degrees, along with the changes in demographics. 

 

Students who have stated a desire to eventually transfer to a four-year college or university after their time at North Central generally enroll in liberal arts degree programs. 

Students who are more interested in acquiring “job-ready” skills tend to enroll in applied programs.

 

Fall 2016 incoming, non-dule, credit-seeking. 2012. aas - approximately 27%. ags - approximately 39%. cert - approximately 14%. aa - approximately 10%. as - approximately 12%. 2013. aas - approximately 20%. ags - approximately 42%. cert - approximately 9%. aa - approximately 16%. as - approximately 13%. 2014. aas - approximately 21%. ags - approximately 43%. cert - approximately 8%. aa - approximately 24%. as - approximately 11%. 2015. aas - approximately 19%. ags - approximately 31%. cert - approximately 9%. aa - approximately 24%. as - approximately 16%. 2016. aas - approximately 17%. ags - approximately 32%. cert - approximately 6%. aa - approximately 26%. as - approximately 19%.