Northwestern Michigan College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,012
11.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,951
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,098
36% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.8%
10 Graduates

About

Northwestern Michigan College is a higher education institution located in Grand Traverse County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Northwestern Michigan College were General Studies (211 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (149 degrees), and Registered Nursing (40 degrees).

In 2022, 645 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Michigan College. 45% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (401 degrees), 28.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Michigan College is $4,012, which is $−7,952 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Michigan College is $4,012, which is $−7,952 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,951.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Northwestern Michigan College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,012
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Michigan College was $4,012. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Michigan College is $−7,952 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$6,951
2022 Value
1.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwestern Michigan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,951. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwestern Michigan College grew by 1.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,688
Room and Board
$540
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Michigan College was of $8,688 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $540. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Michigan College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 42.2% with respect to 2021, when 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.86%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Michigan College was 2.86%, which represents 22 out of the 769 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northwestern Michigan College had a total enrollment of 3,098 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College is 1,116 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,982. This means that 36% of students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Michigan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.6% White, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 1.23% Black or African American, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0968% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.5%), followed by White Male (38.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,098 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College is 1,116 and the part-time enrollment is 1,982. This means that 36% of students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwestern Michigan College was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Northwestern Michigan College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,434 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    148 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    120 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Michigan College is 78.6% White, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 1.23% Black or African American, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0968% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 272 students (8.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 65 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwestern Michigan College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwestern Michigan College is white (401 degrees awarded). There were 28.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Northwestern Michigan College is General Studies (211 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (149 degrees) and Registered Nursing (40 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern Michigan College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (360 degrees), and Construction (16 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Elementary & middle school teachers (92,417 people), Other managers (53,843 people), Construction managers (39,936 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,150 people), and Education administrators (26,625 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College in 2022 are Transportation (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (360 degrees), Construction (16 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Human Sciences (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Transportation (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (360 degrees), Construction (16 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Human Sciences (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Elementary & secondary schools (186,124 people), Construction (92,171 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (52,493 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (45,959 people), and Air transportation (37,003 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Transportation (57 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (360 degrees), Construction (16 degrees), Communication Technologies (5 degrees), and Human Sciences (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwestern Michigan College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 211 degrees awarded
  2. 149 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Northwestern Michigan College was General Studies with 211 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

355
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
290
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 355 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Michigan College, which is 1.22 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (290).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 175 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Michigan College in General Studies, which is 4.86 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Michigan College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.17 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Northwestern Michigan College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northwestern Michigan College is Female and White (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    401 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Michigan College is white (401 degrees awarded). There were 28.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

4.19% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    243 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    158 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwestern Michigan College is white female (243 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (158 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern Michigan College has an endowment valued at nearly $17.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.73%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Northwestern Michigan College had a total salary expenditure of 59.6M. Northwestern Michigan College employs 79 No academic ranks. Most academics at Northwestern Michigan College are Male No academic rank (42), and Female No academic rank (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, and Management with 42 employees.

Endowment

$17.5M
2022 Endowment
6.8%
growth from 2021

Northwestern Michigan College has an endowment valued at about $17.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Michigan College grew 6.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.85M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$23.9M
2022 Salaries
5.67%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northwestern Michigan College paid a median of $23.9M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($59.6M) and a 5.67% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.79M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwestern Michigan College paid a total of $6.79M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College was No academic rank with 79 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees, and Management with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College was Male No academic rank with 42 employees, and Female No academic rank with 37 employees.

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