Bay de Noc Community College

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Bay College
Bay College Logo.png
TypePublic two-year
PresidentLaura L. Coleman
Students2,414 degree-seeking
5,000 total
Location, ,
United States

45°46′18″N 87°05′09″W / 45.7718°N 87.0859°W / 45.7718; -87.0859Coordinates: 45°46′18″N 87°05′09″W / 45.7718°N 87.0859°W / 45.7718; -87.0859
ColorsGreen and Blue
AthleticsNJCAA Region XIII
NicknameBay College Norse

Bay de Noc Community College (commonly called Bay College) is a public two-year college located in Escanaba, Michigan, United States, and was founded in 1962. The college has a main campus in Escanaba and another 25-acre (0.10 km2) campus, Bay College West, in Iron Mountain, Michigan which serves Dickinson County.[1]


The college offers several certificate programs, as well as programs for two-year Associate Degrees; Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS).[2] Since introducing online courses as an option to students, Bay College has been expanding its list of courses that are offered online via Blackboard Learn.[3] Bay College is also home of the first Michigan Technical Education Center (M-Tec), which offers training and development courses. Together, the college and M-Tec host over 40,000 visits each year.[4] In 2016, Bay College was awarded a grant from Achieving the Dream (ATD) to a complete degree pathway using all Open Educational Resources (OER).[5]


For the first time since 1978, the athletics department was reinstated to Bay College, it consists of four intercollegiate athletic teams. Starting in 2017, Bay College Norse Athletics will offer Men’s and Women’s basketball and Men’s and Women’s cross country.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Chad Hord, professional off-road racing driver



  1. ^ "Bay College - History". Archived from the original on 2018-06-17. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  2. ^ "Bay College - Degrees and Certificates". Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  3. ^ "Bay College - Online Courses". Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  4. ^ "Bay College - History". Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  5. ^ "Bay College - Open Textbooks". Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  6. ^ "Bay College - Bay College Announces Athletics Name and Mascot". Retrieved 2017-06-24.

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