Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) is a public community college located in Traverse City, Michigan, offering a picturesque campus setting with close proximity to the natural beauty of the Grand Traverse Bay and the surrounding Great Lakes region. Established in 1951, NMC serves the educational needs of students in a wide range of academic disciplines and is recognized for its maritime, aviation, science, technology, engineering, and math programs. While accessible to a variety of applicants, the college maintains a selective admissions process to ensure a proper fit between the institution?s offerings and student goals. The college provides residence hall options for students preferring to live on campus. NMC does not boast a high-profile athletic program, prioritizing its educational mission and the diverse academic opportunities it offers to the student body.
Northwestern Michigan College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student. 1,162 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,134 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $7,488 plus fees of $1,056.