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1375 S Clare Ave
Harrison, MI 48625-9447
p. 989-386-6622
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Mid Michigan Community College

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Introduction

In 1962, Mid Michigan Community College was still a dream amongst residents of Clare and Gladwin Counties, but within three years, that dream would begin its path to reality. The Citizens Advisory Council, created by the two counties that year, began studying whether a community college would be financially realistic.

By 1965, the council decided a community college would be an asset to residents of Clare and Gladwin Counties and within months the Michigan Department of Public Instruction gave the project of building Mid Michigan Community College its seal of approval.

The community then voted in favor of the community college in September 1965, giving the go-ahead to begin construction on the 25th community college in Michigan. Construction would begin in 1968, the same year classes began at the college’s temporary campus in the Clare County Building and in the nearby community of Mt. Pleasant.

A year later, Mid Michigan Community College began serving community college students on its brand-new campus in Harrison while continuing to maintain its Mt. Pleasant campus. More than three decades later, in 1993, the Mt. Pleasant campus purchased a state-of-the-art office building that was converted to classrooms.

The Herbert D. Doan Center for Science and Health Technologies was unveiled in 2008 and is home to the college’s ever-expanding allied health and nursing programs.

Today, Mid Michigan Community College continues to grow to ensure it provides students with a world class education as its population has soared from its initial 196 students back when the college first opened to 6,000 current students.

Academics

A diverse student population calls Mid Michigan Community College its academic home: Students range in age from 18 to 60 and come from a range of Michigan counties with female students outnumbering male students by 10 percent.

A member of the Academic Quality Improvement Program, a sector of The Higher Learning Commission, Mid Michigan Community College offers more than 50 majors leading to the associate’s degree. The academic programs provide students either the foundation they need to enter the workforce immediately upon graduating or to transfer to a four-year institution. Students may also opt for certificate and training programs leading to credentials in fields such as automotive, early childhood education, welding, and practical nursing.

Associate degrees are offered in such traditional academic majors as accounting, pre-engineering, and science as well as more modern majors, including entrepreneurship and small business management.

Mid Michigan Community College also recognizes the ever-increasing need for specialized educational programs. The college now offers a two year training program in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), in conjunction with several other Michigan community colleges, and admits only select few qualified students each year.

Students, who intend to transfer to a four year institution upon graduation from Mid Michigan Community College, will work closely with an academic advisor to ensure they take courses that will transfer to another college or university.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Mid Michigan Community College makes a college education accessible to everyone with its open admissions policy. Students at Mid Michigan Community College include high school juniors and seniors enrolled in the college’s dual enrollment program, high school graduates, and transfer students.

High school graduates

Applicants who will be freshmen at the college are required to fill out an application form, which they can print out at the school’s official website or complete online, and have their high school transcripts sent directly to the admissions office from their high school. Before new students can register for classes, they must first attend a mandatory orientation. Students may also be required to take placement tests to determine in what math and English classes they will be placed.

Dual enrollment

The dual enrollment option allows high school juniors and seniors, with their high school’s permission, to study at Mid Michigan Community College. Generally, the school district in which the student attends high school pays the student’s cost of admission. If the school district is unable to pay the cost, the student must find a way to pay for the classes himself or herself.

Transfer students

Transfers students must follow a similar process to new students: Fill out an application form, which can be downloaded on the school’s official website or online; have all high school and college transcripts sent directly to the college; and attend a mandatory orientation. Transfer students may also be required to take English and math placement tests.

Once that process is complete, new transfer students can register for their first classes. To ensure that all transferable credits transfer to Mid Michigan Community College, students are encouraged to bring a copy of their unofficial transcripts with them at the time of registration. This will ensure that, if the school has not yet evaluated the official transcripts, students will not register for classes they have already taken the equivalent of at their previous institution.

Financial Aid

Community college is often an attractive educational option for students because it provides the same quality education at significantly lower costs. However, many students still need the assistance of financial aid – scholarships, grants, and loans – to fund their studies at Mid Michigan Community College.

Scholarships

Students may be eligible for one of the college’s many scholarships, including endowed, annual, and institutional scholarships, with awards ranging from $200 to $1,600. The college raises money, to help students fund their education, through the Mid Michigan Community College Foundation which, to date (May 2011), has raised $875,000.

The Bicknell Family Nursing Scholarship is awarded to nursing students who hold a 3.3 GPA or better and who have financial need while the MMCC Scholarship and Grant Fund is awarded to full-time students with a high GPA.

A full list of scholarships can be found on Mid Michigan Community College’s official website.

Grants

Grants are financial gifts typically awarded to students who demonstrate significant financial need. (Many scholarships require that students apply for grants as part of the scholarship application process.) The Federal Pell Grant, the most common federal grant, is calculated according to several factors, including the cost of tuition, whether the student is part-time or full-time, if the student attends the whole academic year or only for a portion of the academic year, and how much the student’s family is expected to contribute to tuition and expenses.

To determine eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, students must fill out the FAFSA form annually, which is available at http://www.fafsa.org.

Loans and Work Study

Sometimes students require additional financial help to pay for costs that scholarships and grants don’t cover. Student loans offer that financial assistance. The most popular student loans are the Federal Stafford Loans and the Parent Plus Loan.

To be eligible for the Federal Stafford Loan program, students must be taking at least six credit hours and be working toward a degree or certificate.

The Federal Work Study program allows students to earn the extra money they need to pay for college expenses by working part-time for approved employers, including the college itself. Students interested in taking part in the Work Study Program can contact the Financial Aid Office on campus.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4375th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

A commuter-only school, Mid Michigan Community College offers student a rich on-campus life with plenty of activities to keep them busy during their downtime from studying. Student activities are plentiful on campus with something for everyone. Business majors can join fellow future businessmen and businesswomen at the Business Professionals of America Club; environmentalists have the Environmental Club; and gamers can opt for the Gaming Corner. Academically exceptional students may be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society.

Students who want to stay in shape or to get in shape can join the Mid Michigan Community College Recreation and Fitness Center, which features state-of-the-art equipment. The Recreation and Fitness Center, which is free to all students carrying three or more credits, includes locker rooms, free weights, treadmills, and bikes.

Those students who would rather hang out than relax have just as many options. The Recreation and Fitness Center also features pool tables, computers, video games, a big screen television, and vending machines.

Events are also held on campus year around with students being invited to enjoy hot chocolate or go snow tubing in the winter or dancing in the spring.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The Lakers have represented Mid Michigan Community College since its founding in 1968. Back then, the Lakers fielded only a men’s baseball team and a men’s basketball team. Today, the program, which went on hiatus for a number of years, has returned and has grown to include men and women’s soccer teams and a women’s basketball team.

The athletics program, which remains too small to become a member of The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), is technically comprised of club sports. As more sports teams begin to start play at Mid Michigan Community College, the Lakers will earn eligibility to become members of both the NJCAA and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

Still, during the Lakers’ history, the teams have given the Mid Michigan Community College community plenty to cheer about. In 2010, the men’s soccer team captured the title of Lake Michigan College Tournament champs.

Students who prefer not to play competitive sports may want to join one of the many athletic clubs on campus, including the golf club, the karate club, the archery club, the bowling club, and the mountain bike club.

Bibliography

  • Field, Susan. “Mid Michigan Community College Offers MRI Training.” Morning Sun [Central Michigan] 10 May 2011. Print.
  • Mid Michigan Community College. Web. 11 May 2011. <http://www.midmich.edu/>.
  • MMCC Foundation Raises $103,000.” Midland Daily News [Harrison, MI] 26 Apr. 2011. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 75th in Michigan and 3605th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Harrison, MI 48625-9447
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population13,624 (3,785 urban / 9,839 rural)
Households5,627 (2.39 people per house)
Median Household Income$26,773
Families3,847 (2.83 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2604

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3804th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,272 $6,044 $10,790
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $140 $140 $140
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $108 $202 $363
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,980 $6,236 $10,100
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,113 $15,369 $19,233
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,403 $9,659 $13,523

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,252 $3,250 $4,244 $5,889 $7,652 $10,370
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,222(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,248 $5,664
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,175 $3,389
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,175 $3,337

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 1 10 7 13 767 35 843
Accounting 4 4
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 4
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 4 5
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 2
Business Administration and Management, General 1 1 2 53 3 62
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 1
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4 4
Corrections 3 3
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 11 12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 11 1 13
Elementary Education and Teaching 4 4
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering Technology, General 21 21
Engineering, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other 1 2 3
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 5 5
General Studies 1 26 27
Graphic Design 10 10
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1 18 19
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 8 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 28 1 29
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 4 4
Information Science/Studies 3 3
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 6 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 8 1 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 8 1 5 266 18 304
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 2 64 7 74
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 5 5
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 3 3
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 3 1 4
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2 2
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 17 1 18
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 2 2
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 15 16
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 11 11
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 14 14
Psychology, General 11 12
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 85 1 87
Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Education and Teaching 3 3
Sociology 1 11 12
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1 6 7
Welding Technology/Welder 4 1 5

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1647th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $66,321 ($66,141 male / $62,605 female)
Number of FT Faculty 46 (23 male / 23 female)
Number of PT Faculty 209
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,615,166

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