BMCC ranks among top colleges In Michigan

BAY MILLS – Bay Mills Community College has been awarded top ranking status for Best Colleges In Michigan by BMCC was listed among thousands of public institutions in the nation, and the comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each school is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.<>’s 2021 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations. analyzed 159 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 49 making it to the final list.

“BMCC takes pride in offering high quality education to prepare students to enter the workforce or to transfer to a four-year institution,” said BMCC President Duane Bedell. “The success of BMCC is a direct result of our team. Our faculty and staff strive to make sure students are able to achieve their goals.”

Bay Mills Community College was chartered by the Bay Mills Indian Community in 1984, to meet the training needs of the Tribe’s growing workforce. From very meager beginnings, BMCC received initial accreditation in 1995, and today is a fully operating Tribal College and Land Grant Institution with an open admissions policy for students of any race, creed, color, and national or ethnic origin.

As Michigan’s first fully accredited, tribally controlled college, BMCC meets the educational needs of a wide variety of students, from its remote, rural Main Campus, Mukwa Health and Fitness Education Center, Waishkey Bay Farm, off-campus sites, and online courses.

In addition to offering 16 associate degree programs, seven certificates of completion, and a bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education, BMCC has numerous articulation agreements in place. These transfer agreements allow students to move from BMCC into a 4-year program at another school, with ease. By following the transfer agreement plan, in most cases, students can take at least half of the required credits toward a bachelor’s degree at BMCC and take those credits with them. Universities working with BMCC on this transfer program include Central Michigan University (general studies, psychology concentration), Davenport University (all BMCC associates included), Lake Superior State University (associate of applied science – computer information systems), and Indiana Wesleyan University (associate to bachelor’s degree programs ).

“Whatever educational goals our students have, our institution does its best to make sure students have the tools at their disposal to achieve those goals,” added Bedell.

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