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Northwestern Michigan College Overview

Northwestern Michigan College is a public institution situated in Traverse City, Michigan. The surrounding location of Traverse City is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Northwestern Michigan College Known For?

689 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NMC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 32% of the faculty were full-time.

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Northwestern Michigan College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NMC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Marine Transportation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Marine Transportation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Air Transportation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Air Transportation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Transportation & Materials Moving Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Transportation & Materials Moving Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular General Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Air Transportation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NMC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Transportation & Materials Moving Graduates College Factual
#1 Highest Paid Marine Transportation Graduates College Factual

Where Is Northwestern Michigan College?

Location of Northwestern Michigan College

Contact details for NMC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1701 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231-995-1000
Website: https://www.nmc.edu/

How Do I Get Into NMC?

You can apply to NMC online at: https://nmc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/admissions/pages/welcome.aspx

Northwestern Michigan College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Northwestern Michigan College?

33% Take Out Loans
16.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NMC, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $7,673 a year. That adds up to $30,692 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NMC is 16.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Northwestern Michigan College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,364 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,579 undergraduate students at NMC, with 1,364 being full-time and 2,215 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NMC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,364 full-time undergraduates at NMC, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NMC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwestern Michigan College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NMC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 57
White 1,124
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 136

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Northwestern Michigan College. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 20 countries are represented at NMC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, United Kingdom, and Thailand.

Online Learning at Northwestern Michigan College

447 Took All Classes Online
1,216 Took At Least One Class Online
8.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,216 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NMC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 23rd most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NMC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwestern Michigan College was 8.4%. This is the #1,428 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NMC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NMC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NMC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Data Entry #13
Accounting #150
Computer & Information Sciences #224
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #274
Liberal Arts General Studies #274
Business Administration & Management #484

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Northwestern Michigan College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 265 0 0 265
Nursing 0 61 0 0 61
Marine Transportation 0 0 0 58 58
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 16 17 0 33
Culinary Arts 4 23 4 0 31
Air Transportation 2 23 0 0 25
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 24 0 24
Dental Support Services 0 8 14 0 22
General Engineering Technology 0 19 0 0 19
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 1 17 0 18
Business Administration & Management 1 12 0 0 13
Accounting 0 6 6 0 12
Computer Programming 4 5 3 0 12
Computer Systems Networking 2 8 2 0 12
Audiovisual Communications 2 6 2 0 10
Human Development & Family Studies 1 7 1 0 9
Allied Health Professions 0 8 0 0 8
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 7 0 0 0 7
Natural Resource Management 0 7 0 0 7
Design & Applied Arts 0 6 0 0 6
Carpentry 5 0 0 0 5
Industrial Production Technology 0 5 0 0 5
Precision Metal Working 2 1 2 0 5
Agricultural Production 0 4 0 0 4
Ocean Engineering 0 0 0 4 4
Building Management & Inspection 0 2 1 0 3
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 3 0 0 0 3
Data Entry 2 0 0 0 2
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 2 0 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 1 0 1
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 1 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0 0
Horticulture 0 0 0 0 0
General Biology 0 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 38 494 94 63 689

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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