Why Choose Bay College?

Affordable, local, successful

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Bay College is the regional college of choice where people thrive, workforces excel, communities connect and lives transform. It is the College's mission is to create an environment of Student Success, Community Success and Culture of Success.

College is one of the most important investments you'll make in life and the faculty and staff at Bay College are with you all the way while you earn your certificate, or degree. 



Bay College saves you thousands annually and strives to keep tuition rates low making college more affordable for you. Take advantage of free textbook options, financial aid, grants, work study opportunities, Michigan Reconnect, and 300+ scholarships available totaling over $500,000 annually.



Bay College is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula surrounded by three of the mighty Great Lakes boasting 1700 miles of fresh water shoreline, over 12,000 miles of rivers, hundreds of waterfalls, and thousands of acres of unspoiled forests. Bay College has two campuses located in Escanaba and Iron Mountain, Michigan with clinical sites throughout the upper peninsula and beyond. Free parking, student housing, and internship opportunities are available.


Bay College sets high academic standards necessary for our students to graduate and begin successful careers in high-demand fields or transfer to a four-year college for further education. We offer over 90 career paths which include career certificates, associate degrees, workforce training, and transfer programs. Bay College also provides extensive student support services including accommodations, co-advising, internships, supplemental instruction, testing services, TRIO, and free tutoring.


Bay College offers a high-quality education that fits your busy schedule. Learn on-campus or online in smaller class sizes where instructors actually get to know you. Additionally, students can complete 100% of their Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, and Business Administration degrees completely online. We also offer a wide variety of academic resources to assist students while attending college.