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Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Superior, within the Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, approximately 17 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie. 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, West Campus, Waishkey Bay Farm site, off-campus sites, and online courses. Control is vested in a Board of Regents, which elects the officers of the Board and establishes overall institutional policy. BMCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

BMCC is one of three tribally controlled colleges in the State of Michigan, and the only community college in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula; it is committed to providing affordable, culturally relevant, accessible, and high quality educational opportunities to all tribal communities in Michigan and their neighbors. BMCC is also committed to providing leadership in the areas of economic and community development for the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP). As a 1994 Land Grant Institution, BMCC works closely with land grant partners, such as Michigan State University to provide service and expertise to the Bay Mills Indian Community and the surrounding region.

Bay Mills Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  HLC is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.  In 2008, Bay Mills Community College’s accreditation was reviewed and this resulted in a recommendation for an additional 10 years.  For more information regarding accreditation, contact the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 or view their website at www.hlcommission.org.

College Memberships

•    The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO)
•    The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
•    The American Council on Education (ACE)
•    The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
•    The National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC)

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