Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) is situated on the southeastern shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula on the Bay Mills Indian Reservation located in Chippewa County.
Since its establishment in 1981 with an enrollment of eleven students, the college has grown to currently serve over seven hundred Indian and non-Indian students on campus, at other reservation sites, and through its virtual campus, each year.
As Michigan’s first fully accredited, tribally controlled college, Bay Mills Community College meets the educational needs of a wide variety of students, from its remote, rural Main campus, West campus, off-campus sites, and online courses. Bay Mills Community College was designated as a Land Grant Institution by the Equity in Educational Land Grant Status Act of 1994. The College is chartered by the Bay Mills Indian Community as a nonprofit educational corporation. Control is vested in a Board of Regents (all of whom are tribal members), which selects the president and establishes overall institutional policy. Bay Mills Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.