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IPEDS ID: 171483
OPE ID: 00230200
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Northwestern Michigan College
1701 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49686
General information:  (231) 995-1000
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,502 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty96229
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,400$1,400$1,400$1,5007.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,550$8,550$8,550$8,7252.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,800$9,800$9,800$10,3755.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$16,450$16,275$16,274$17,0985.1%
Off Campus$17,700$17,525$17,524$18,7487.0%
Off Campus with Family$7,400$7,225$7,224$7,6736.2%
On Campus$18,650$18,551$18,643$19,7265.8%
Off Campus$19,900$19,801$19,893$21,3767.5%
Off Campus with Family$9,600$9,501$9,593$10,3017.4%
On Campus$19,950$19,855$19,986$21,0755.4%
Off Campus$21,200$21,105$21,236$22,7257.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,900$10,805$10,936$11,6506.5%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid146982%————
Grant or scholarship aid39970%$1,981,629$4,966
Federal grants32657%$1,404,450$4,308
Pell grants32457%$1,355,236$4,183
Other federal grants366%$49,214$1,367
State/local government grant or scholarships13824%$389,739$2,824
Institutional grants or scholarships13624%$187,440$1,378
Student loan aid22239%$1,322,950$5,959
Federal student loans22038%$1,181,028$5,368
Other student loans81%$141,922$17,740
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,66756%$10,823,187$4,058
Pell grants1,89340%$6,297,556$3,327
Federal student loans1,74137%$10,111,873$5,808
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$8,342$7,712$7,923
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$8,445$7,581$7,563
$30,001 – $48,000$8,566$8,241$7,978
$48,001 – $75,000$10,725$8,747$10,036
$75,001 – $110,000$12,360$12,393$12,439
$110,001 and more$12,351$12,222$12,915
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,502
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment300
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 84%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 64%
25 and over: 36%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 75%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $20
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
  • Interpret data with caution. NMC's first Bachelor's degree seeking students began in fall 2014.
  • Interpret data with caution. NMC's first Bachelor's degree seeking students began in fall 2014.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 19%
Transfer-out rate: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 19%
Female: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 16%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 18%
White: 20%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Crop Production2--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping2--
Turf and Turfgrass Management1--
Category total5--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping7d--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--1
Business Administration and Management, General30d--
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary--1d
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--0d
Management Information Systems, General2d--
Small Business Administration/Management--0
Category total39d-2d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician1-15
Category total1-15
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General5--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications7-23
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General--3d
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--2
Category total12-28d
Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance--0
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General--2
Category total--5
Engineering, General--3
Category total--3
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician1-1
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician8-2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other0--
Engineering Technology, General5--
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician1-2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician4--
Category total19-5
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development--15
Category total--15
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant18-22
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--30
Pre-Nursing Studies1--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse69d--
Category total88d-52
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration6--
Category total6--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2--
Category total2--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies101d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies281d--
Category total382d--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician2-6
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician--5
Category total2-11
Natural Resources and Conservation
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management3--
Category total3--
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training39-11
Category total39-11
Precision Production
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant--0
Welding Technology/Welder--3
Category total--3
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew15--
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer-3116
Category total153116
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art15--
Fine and Studio Arts Management4--
Category total19--
Grand total63231166
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 170
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 7
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,134
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,000
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1961 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs(!)3/13/2014 -  Accredited
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs(!)3/13/2014 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)5/28/1965 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations012
Liquor law violations11177
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations012
Liquor law violations11177
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible210
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate17.0%18.4%17.5%
Number in default244237168
Number in repayment1,4271,282960
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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