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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Northwestern Michigan is a public college located in Traverse City, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,473 undergraduate students. The Northwestern Michigan acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Marine Science. Graduating 20% of students, Northwestern Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
About Northwestern Michigan College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1701 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
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Northwestern Michigan College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$8,630/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,463/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,085/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,606/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,520/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,591/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,473Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
39%
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Campus Life

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  • Small but powerful.
    39%
  • Affordable
    17%
  • Informative
    17%
  • Cheap
    9%
  • Expensive
    9%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Lovely
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Northwestern Michigan College is an excellent college to start your college career. I am 51 years old and just started in 2018, this is my first time attending college and I am glad I chose Northwestern. The Professors are amazing, always available, and more than willing to go the extra mile to make sure you understand what you need to do. The Academic Success coaches are always there to lend a helping hand. Everyone here is just wonderful, kind, and helpful. I love my college!
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Northwestern Michigan College is a great community college. I actually think I received a better education and had better professors here than I did at a University I attended years ago. There Medical programs in general are very good. The classes for the medical programs such as Anatomy and Physiology, math, and chemistry are tough but after passing them with flying colors ( because I basically dedicated my life to school), I realized how much I learned because of how focused and dedicated I had to be to pass them. The professors are very well educated and take the time to really let the students grasp the material in the courses. You can tell the professors enjoy their jobs and enjoy watching students learn the material. I would recommend NMC (Northwestern Michigan College) to anyone wanting to pursue an education in Traverse City, Michigan. Another perk is living in Traverse City as well. Sooo beautiful!
Although I have officially started attending, I have visited the campus and taken an online class for NMC. I enjoyed both! The atmosphere is great, the staff and professors are nice and helpful. Finally, I felt like I belonged. Even though I wasn't even a student yet, NMC made me feel like I was one and that I was welcomed. That's what I look for in a college and I am glad to have that at NMC.