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Update: In compliance with the Phase Plan initiated by Bay Mills Tribal Council, Bay Mills Community College is operating with limited staff for services by appointment only. All visitors and staff are expected to wear masks upon entering the building and while conducting face-to-face meetings. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to keep everyone updated.

Bay Mills Indian Community is currently under Level 3 provisions. A copy of the Phase policy can be found here

Institutional Snapshot

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Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) was chartered by the Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC) 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.

 

Bay Mills Community College is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Superior, within the Bay Mills Indian Community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 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, Mukwa Health and Fitness Education Center, East Campus, Waishkey Bay Farm, off-campus sites, and online courses. 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 Eastern Upper Michigan.

Control is vested in a Board of Regents, which elects the officers of the Board and establishes overall institutional policy.

President

Bay Mills Community College’s President and CEO, Duane A. Bedell, reports to the Board of Regents and provides leadership for all College operations. 

Mr. Duane A. Bedell assumed the presidency of Bay Mills Community College, Brimley, Michigan in 2021.  Previously, he served as Tribal Manager for the Bay Mills Indian Community for the period of 2018 to 2020.  Prior to his service as Tribal Manager, Mr. Bedell worked as a full-time faculty member while serving as the Computer Information Systems, Medical Office, and Office Administration Chair between 2008 and 2018.  Mr. Bedell also served on several committees such as the Curriculum Committee (member and chairperson), Faculty Development Committee (member), Marketing Committee (member), and the Computer Information Systems Advisory Committee (chairperson) during his previous tenor at Bay Mills Community College. 

Mr. Bedell is a proud alumnus of Bay Mills Community College (BMCC). Mr. Bedell earned an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems from BMCC, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Security from Baker College, a Master of Arts in Education Technology from the University of Michigan Flint, an Education Specialist in Education Leadership from the University of Michigan Flint, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the University of Michigan Flint’s Education Leadership program. 

**Graduation Rates based on IPEDS Data Feedback Report
https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/Home/UseTheData
 
Current Student Costs at BMCC
Tuition (cost per credit)
     100-200 Level Courses
$95
     300-400 Level Courses
$285
Estimated Fees per Semester
     ^On-Campus Fees
$190
     ^Online Fees
$470
*Estimated Textbook Costs per Semester
$350
*Estimated Miscellaneous Costs per Semester
$801
*Estimated Room and Board per Year
$7,821
*Estimated Transportation Costs per Year
$1,800
 
*These costs are not set by BMCC and will vary based on individual student circumstances.
^These fees are estimated based on a student enrolled in 14 credits.