2021 Student Population

A total of 3,278 students have enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 1,545 male and 1,733 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 1,200 full-time students and 2,078 part-time students.
The number of students at Northwestern Michigan College is very small compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in Michigan. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Jackson College and Lake Michigan College, its population is average (average population is 3,320).
Northwestern Michigan College offers online degree/certificate programs and 705 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 1,545 male and 1,733 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.89 to 1 and the ratio is higher (more men students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 2,628 White students (80.17%) and 275 Race/Ethnicity Unknown students (8.39%) at Northwestern Michigan College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Northwestern Michigan College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Northwestern Michigan College
American Indian or Alaska Native571740
Black or African American372512
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander550
Two or More Races1014655
Race/Ethnicity Unknown275138137
Total 3,2781,5451,733

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 2,420 students whose age under twenty five and 507 students whose age is over thirty years old at Northwestern Michigan College.
Especially, 425 students are younger than eighteen and 8 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Northwestern Michigan College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Northwestern Michigan College
Total3,278 1,5451,733
Under 18425 147278
18-191,007 503504
20-21572 304268
22-24416 218198
25-29351 156195
30-34203 86117
35-39119 5168
40-49127 5869
50-6450 1733
65 and over8 53
Total 3,278 1,5451,733

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Northwestern Michigan College, 2,113 students (64.46% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 705 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 695 students live in Michigan where Northwestern Michigan College is located in and 7 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes705
Enrolled Some in Online Classes1,408
Not Enrolled in Online Classes1,165
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)705
Michigan Residents695
Other State in U.S.7
Outside of U.S.0

Online Enrollment Chart