Northwestern Michigan College was the first comprehensive community college chartered in the State of Michigan. Since its founding in 1951, NMC has provided quality, affordable access to higher education for learners of all ages and backgrounds. NMC is integrally woven into the economic, social, and cultural fabric of the region, providing leadership and support for key initiatives that shape its communities and prepare its learners for rich and meaningful lives.
Traverse City, MI
Traverse City is located in portions of both Grand Traverse County and Leelanau County within Northern Lower Michigan. Traverse City is situated on the shores of picturesque East Grand Traverse Bay and West Grand Traverse Bay, which both flow into Lake Michigan. While Traverse City’s official population is 14,572, and a daytime population of more than twice the official population, it is the hub of a Micropolitan Statistical Area of 143,372.
In 2010 the United States Congress dedicated Traverse City as “A Coast Guard City” for its commitment and support to local Air Station Traverse City, its Coast Guard members and families. As part of this dedication, the City of Traverse City has formed a Coast Guard City Committee to build a greater awareness of the Coast Guard’s importance in the community.
Traverse City has been further recognized for its incredible sense of place by publications including The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Bicycling Magazine, Fodors, AOL Travel News, Forbes Magazine, Money Magazine, Good Morning America, National Geographic, and many others.
Traverse City serves up the best of two worlds: it offers the mesmerizing outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as tremendous cultural and social opportunities often only found in much larger cities. Traverse City is truly a micropolis – offering residents and visitors the small Midwestern town charm along with cosmopolitan options.
Traverse City is literally open to the world: with the Cherry Capital Airport, non-stop daily commercial flights to Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis are only moments away. Seasonal non-stop flights to New York City, Denver, Dallas, Cincinnati, and others increase Traverse City’s connectivity to the business and leisure world.