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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
Website:  www.nmc.edu/
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:  3,727 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
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 – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty91202
Instructional91202
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-district$3,330$3,582$4,106$4,1741.7%
In-state$6,163$6,630$7,463$7,6041.9%
Out-of-state$7,902$8,501$9,425$9,6112.0%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,325$9,350$9,475$9,4750.0%
Other$3,933$3,754$3,754$3,7540.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,580$10,075$10,300$10,3000.0%
Other$3,933$3,754$3,754$3,7540.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,433$3,254$3,254$3,2540.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-district
On Campus$18,088$18,186$18,835$18,9030.4%
Off Campus$18,343$18,911$19,660$19,7280.3%
Off Campus with Family$8,263$8,336$8,860$8,9280.8%
In-state
On Campus$20,921$21,234$22,192$22,3330.6%
Off Campus$21,176$21,959$23,017$23,1580.6%
Off Campus with Family$11,096$11,384$12,217$12,3581.2%
Out-of-state
On Campus$22,660$23,105$24,154$24,3400.8%
Off Campus$22,915$23,830$24,979$25,1650.7%
Off Campus with Family$12,835$13,255$14,179$14,3651.3%
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Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid137680%————
Grant or scholarship aid30364%$1,819,608$6,005
Federal grants23149%$1,057,769$4,579
Pell grants22247%$940,423$4,236
Other federal grants388%$117,346$3,088
State/local government grant or scholarships12627%$502,697$3,990
Institutional grants or scholarships12226%$259,142$2,124
Student loan aid15333%$1,173,912$7,673
Federal student loans14831%$710,380$4,800
Other student loans174%$463,532$27,267
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,978$9,392,272$4,748
Pell grants1,275$4,294,003$3,368
Federal student loans1,157$6,262,620$5,413
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$8,374$8,630$8,273
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 Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$8,078$8,463$8,297
$30,001 – $48,000$8,387$9,085$7,515
$48,001 – $75,000$11,007$10,606$11,326
$75,001 – $110,000$13,815$13,520$13,310
$110,001 and more$14,078$14,591$14,214
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,727
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment226
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 37%
Part-time: 63%Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 71%
25 and over: 29%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • 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: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 67%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 45 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 23%
Transfer-out rate: 25%
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: 21%
Female: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 14%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 29%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 23%
Two or more races: 29%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%
Non-resident alien: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 21%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 18%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 1%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 12%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 2%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
Certificate
  • 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
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations0--
Crop Production2--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping2--
Turf and Turfgrass Management0--
Category total4--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0--
Category total0--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping7d-6d
Business Administration and Management, General13d--
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary--1
Management Information Systems, General0--
Small Business Administration/Management--0
Category total20d-7d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician6-3
Category total6-3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0--
Category total0--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General3-17
Computer Support Specialist--0
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications9-22
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General--1
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--3
Category total12-43
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager2--
Building/Property Maintenance--0
Carpentry/Carpenter--1
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General0-6
Plumbing Technology/Plumber--0
Category total2-7
Education
Education, General1--
Category total1--
Engineering
Engineering, General--2
Ocean Engineering-4-
Category total-42
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician--3
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician2-1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other00-
Engineering Technology, General19--
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician0-0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician7--
Category total2804
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development4-0
Category total4-0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant6-11
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)1--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--28
Medical/Clinical Assistant2--
Pre-Nursing Studies0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse60--
Surgical Technology/Technologist7--
Category total76-39
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration9-8
Category total9-8
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal0--
Category total0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies55d-0d
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies246d-0
Category total301d-0d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General0--
Category total0--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician0-4
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician--2
Category total0-6
Natural Resources and Conservation
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management7--
Category total7--
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef--0
Culinary Arts/Chef Training18-6
Category total18-6
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder0-4
Category total0-4
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General0--
Category total0--
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew15--
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer-37-
Category total1537-
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art8--
Fine and Studio Arts Management1--
Category total9--
Grand total51241129
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 187
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 5
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: $7,125
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,980
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
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Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1961)08/31/2019
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since ((!)09/01/2013)12/31/2026
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programsAccredited since ((!)03/13/2014)12/31/2026
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since ((!)05/28/1965)TBD
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/122995.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations1052
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations1052
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape101
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault100
Burglary010
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape101
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault100
Burglary010
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate16.1%15.4%15.3%
Number in default186185213
Number in repayment1,1511,1951,392
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)