North Central Michigan College, established in 1958, is a public community college in Petoskey, Michigan, primarily serving the residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties. The institution offers a rural campus setting amid the natural beauty of northern Michigan, known for its proximity to the shores of Lake Michigan and vibrant tourist destinations. North Central provides a range of associate degrees, certificate programs, and vocational training with notable strengths in nursing, business, and technology. The college promotes transfer readiness through articulation agreements with four-year universities and offers a more open admissions process. While the campus lacks traditional dormitories, its facilities include modern amenities and learning centers designed to accommodate non-traditional and commuter students. Although not renowned for athletics, North Central Michigan College focuses on academic excellence and workforce development within the local community.
North Central Michigan College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student. 533 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,112 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $6,132 plus fees of $784.