Northwestern Michigan College

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General Information

Admission Office

1701 East Front Street

Traverse City, MI 49686

(231) 995-1054

(800) 748-0566

Fax: (231) 995-1339

Contact: James Bensley

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1701 East Front Street

Traverse City, MI 49686

(231) 995-1054

Total undergrads: 4,555

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 923

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,095


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission for maritime, nursing, dental assistant and aviation programs based on school GPA, recommendation and test scores. ACT or SAT required for maritime program.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Crop Production A
Landscaping A
Plant/Nursery Operations A
Turf Management A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A
Music – Piano/Organ A
Music – Voice/Opera A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting Technology A
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Executive Assistant C
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Management Information Systems A,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences

Information Sciences/Systems A
Web/Multimedia Management C


Education – General A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A
Culinary Arts/Related Services A

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections C
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A
Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew A
Marine Science/Merchant Marines A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Northwestern Michigan College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (231) 995-1000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1701 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,579
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,383 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,280
Out-of-state Tuition: $10,491
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 76%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,485

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Northwestern Michigan College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northwestern Michigan College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 53
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 82
Construction Trades 52
Education 1
Engineering 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 351
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 32
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 31
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Precision Production 21
Social Sciences 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 111
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 41403

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northwestern Michigan College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,280
Out-of-state $10,491
Books and supplies $540

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 352 76%
Grant or scholarship aid 276 59% $6,485
Student loan aid 148 32% $7,503

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,807 48% $4,644
Federal student loans 968 26% $5,679

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northwestern Michigan College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northwestern Michigan College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northwestern Michigan College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,579
Undergraduate enrollment 3,579
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northwestern Michigan College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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