Bay de Noc Community College: Narrative Description

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2001 North Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, MI 49829-2511
Tel: (906)786-5802
Free: 800-221-2001
Fax: (906)786-6555
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County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Michigan Department of Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 150-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.1 million. Total enrollment: 2,549. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 2 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 36% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $1466 full-time, $61.10 per contact hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2106 full-time, $87.75 per contact hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3312 full-time, $138 per contact hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $164 full-time, $4.75 per contact hour part-time, $25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Campus security: evening housing security personnel. 100 college housing spaces available; 70 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 30,000 books and 200 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $373,920. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

An industrial city, Escanaba has an excellent deepwater harbor and mammoth ore docks from which about six million tons of iron ore are shipped annually. Local manufactures include paper, welding machines and lumber products. Part-time employment is available for students. City services include a library, hospital, and major transportation facilities. Recreation includes swimming, boating, golf, tennis, fishing and winter sports.

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