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Mission & Objectives

As a tribally controlled community college and land grant institution, the mission of Bay Mills Community College is to provide quality educational opportunities, promote research and facilitate individual development in an accessible, community-based, and culturally diverse environment that supports and maintains the Anishinaabek culture and language.
In carrying out our mission, the BMCC Board of Regents stresses a positive, student-centered atmosphere, which promotes preservation of the customs and beliefs of Native Americans. The curriculum is designed to integrate traditional Native American values with higher education as a way of preparing students to assume responsible roles in their respective communities.

  • to provide the Native American communities of Michigan with educated and trained human resources
  • to provide educational opportunities, including academic, research, vocational, basic skill building, cultural and in-service programs leading to appropriate certificates, degrees, and diplomas
  • to foster a spirit of pride in Native American language, culture and history through participation course work and cultural activities
  • to provide a qualified, dedicated, student-centered staff and faculty
  • to help students attain the necessary skills and self-esteem which will facilitate personal and career fulfillment
  • to prepare and encourage all students to pursue advanced degrees
  • to provide continuing and community education