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10 Community Colleges in Michigan

By Edited Feb 19, 2014 0 0

A community college does more than just offer affordable education; the school also provides support and services to the community in which it exists. Tuition for its respective district’s citizens is generally lower than that of students who live outside the district or the state. Each Michigan college under this umbrella is an important part of its community and provides excellent education in a variety of relevant industries.

Henry Ford Community College

Located in Dearborn, a western suburb of Detroit, Henry Ford Community College proudly offers a wide range of programs and degrees. The college serves a diverse population, with outstanding curricula in fine arts, business, medical fields, and applied sciences. Students also enjoy an active athletic program, a long list of student run clubs and organizations, a student council, and a student dining room in which the food is prepared by HFCC’s culinary arts students. Tuition for in district students is $70.00 per credit hour, and out of district students pay $130.00. Those who live out of state or out of the country pay tuition rates of $135.00 per credit hour.

Montcalm Community College

Montcalm Community College is located in Sidney, toward the center of the state. The student body at the Michigan college is made of recent high school graduates and adults returning to school to change or enhance their careers. MCC offers certificate programs, associates degrees, and job-training programs in a variety of academic programs. These include, but are not limited to, technology-related studies, criminal justice, business concentrations, and nursing. You will find here a wealth of student run activities and clubs, both academic and social. Tuition for students who live in the Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County or Vestaburg school districts is $79.00 per credit hour; out of district Michigan college students pay $146.00, and out of state students pay $217.00 per credit hour.

St. Clair County Community College

Students living in the eastern portion of the state will have the option to attend St. Clair County Community College, located in Port Huron. This Michigan college serves what is known as the Blue Water Area, providing stellar educational options to students of all ages. SCCCC offers certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and even masters degrees in a variety of subjects and programs. Programs include computer science, architecture, criminal justice, to name just a few. In district students pay $99.95 per credit hour, while out of district students pay $185.50.

Lansing Community College

In the heart of the capital city is the Lansing Community College. Committed to the community, this Michigan college offers degrees and certificates in such topics as a long list of areas of study, including accounting and business, engineering, massage therapy, and political science, among others. At Lansing Community College, students have access to a variety of intercollegiate athletics, as well as a wide variety of student clubs and organizations. As a strong supporter of the community, this Michigan college also offers many volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. Tuition, as with other community colleges, is less expensive for in district students than for out of district students. Lansing residents pay $79.00 per credit hour, while out of district students pay 158.00.

Gogebic Community College

Ironwood, Michigan, in the western region of the Upper Peninsula, is home to Gogebic Community College. Students at Gogebic Community College have access to a wide range of academic programs, from nursing and biology to accounting and many relevant industries. This upper Michigan college provides diligent career placement services to help graduates start their careers. Tuition for residents of Gogebic County is $90.00 per credit hour, and for out of district students, tuition is $116.00 for Michigan college students and Wisconsin residents and $144.00 for those from all other states.

Northwestern Michigan College

Located in Traverse City, Northwestern Michigan College is a Michigan college that supports and contributes to this northern Michigan City. The school offers programs in arts and culture as well as business, science, and industry. NMC makes use of community resources such as the Dennos Museum Center and the Water Studies Institute to enrich and enhance their students' education. Grand Traverse County residents pay $82.10 per contact hour, while out of district Michigan students pay $159.40.

Jackson Community College

Serving Jackson County in south central Michigan, Jackson Community College offers a well rounded education in a wide range of subjects. Over 50 different academic programs are available at this Michigan college, and JCC offers associate’s degrees and certificates, with credits that transfer easily to bachelor’s programs at major universities like Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. This Michigan college even offers campus housing. Tuition for Jackson County residents is $100.80 per credit hour, and out of district students pay $141.50.

Delta College

In the eastern central region of the state, you will find Delta College in University Center, Michigan. This Michigan college places emphasis on preparing young students to move on to their careers or their bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as career retraining for displaced workers. Programs range from nursing to business to welding engineering technology. Delta is a member of the National League of Innovation, striving to prepare students for careers in forward thinking careers, such as wind energy technology. A full course load of 24 credit hours will cost an annual tuition of $3,328.00 plus books and fees.

Monroe County Community College

Monroe County Community College is located so close to the southern Michigan border that it pulls students from the northern part of Toledo, Ohio as well as from areas in Michigan. Monroe County residents pay $80.00 per credit hour, while out of county Michigan students pay $138.00 and out of state students pay $153.00. MCCC offers education programs in multiple areas of business, health sciences, humanities, industrial technology, and science and math. The school offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, intramural athletics, and a number student clubs.

Glen Oaks Community College

Another southern border Michigan college, located in the center of the state, is Glen Oaks Community College. This is a school that generally serves St. Joseph County, offering associate’s degrees and certificates in a variety of programs, including various fields of business and technology. Their Business Services program is dedicated to providing personal and professional development to its students specifically in business and industry. St. Joseph County students pay $85.00 per contact hour, while those Michigan students living outside and attending Glen Oaks Community College of the county pay $128.00.

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