Alpena Community College

Alpena, MI 49707

Alpena Community College is one of the 21 public 4-year colleges in Michigan. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Alpena. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 35% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Alpena Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $6,090, and fees were $540. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,090 and $540 respectively.


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 8 18
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1963 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$243/credit
In State Students$280/credit
Out of State Students$280/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $10,935 $12,600 $12,600
ADN 70 $17,010 $19,600 $19,600
BSN 125 $30,375 $35,000 $35,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Alpena Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 59% $4,435
Other Federal Grant 23% $338
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $3,541
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 31% $1,631
Federal Student Loans 36% $4,368
Private Loans 4% $6,165


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$1,626
$30,001 to $48,000$2,443
$48,001 to $75,000$5,143
$75,001 to $110,000$7,489
Over $110,000$7,450

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien
Two or more races

Relevant scholarships

Michigan League for Nursing Scholarship

In order to be considered for an award, a candidate must be currently enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree Nursing education program and must have ...

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Michigan Nurses Foundation advance nursing and nursing education by awarding scholarships and research grants and by providing financial aid for the treatment of recovering ...

Michigan Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a Michigan resident for one year prior to the beginning of their nursing program enrollment. Applicant must be enrolled at ...

Lynda Andrus Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, actively pursuing a degree in nursing (undergraduate or R.N. to B.S.N.). Applicant must be a non-smoker. Financial need is required.

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Scholarship

Applicants must be African-American students between the ages of 17 and 30, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be Michigan residents who are enrolled at or have been accepted to an accredited ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.

Alpena Community College
665 Johnson St
Alpena, MI 49707

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