Get to Know Mid

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Fifty Years of Service in Your Community

Here are just some of the way that Mid is building bolder, brighter, better futures.
  • For every dollar spent educating students at Mid, taxpayers receive an average return of $5.50 or 12.5%!
  • Over 1,100 students live within the 10 school districts voting on annexation attend Mid.
  • Students in these districts often choose Mid as their college destination--in fact, Mid is the top choice for college by high school students in 9 out of 10 of these districts. (Students from Fulton Schools tend to head south for college.)
  • Mid serves over 1,200 high school students each year as they earn college credits through dual enrollment.
  • Mid is proud of our nearly 700 health science graduates and trainees who are working to keep you safe and healthy throughout mid-Michigan. (Student counts from the previous three years.)
  • Over 4,100 nursing and healthcare graduates have earned over 5,400 credentials from Mid. Many continue to serve the mid-Michigan region as healthcare providers.

Mid's Economic and Social Impacts

In 2019, EMSI, an economic modeling service, conducted an economic impact study, which considered the overall impacts of Mid Michigan College on its Service Area, defined in this analysis as Clare, Gladwin, and Isabella Counties.

Takeaways from the Analysis

Mid Michigan College (Mid) creates a significant positive impact on the business community and generates a return on investment to its major stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers, and society.

Key data supporting this assessment is highlighted below.




Where Our Students Live

Mid's Students by Home County 2019-2020

Home County Students % of Total Students
Isabella 1,368 29%
Clare 722 15%
Gratiot 457 10%
Gladwin 443 9%
Mecosta 198 4%
Midland 149 3%
Huron 130 3%
Osceola 126 3%
Missaukee 78 2%

In 2019-2020, Mid served 4,737 total students during the academic year. Students from the counties listed on the above chart accounted for 77% of all students served.

Breakdown of Students by Top Three Served Geographies

Though Mid serves students from nearly every county in Michigan, 70% come from the service areas of three RESD/ISDs. Of those students, Gratiot and Isabella County residents make up the largest share.

Mid's Funding and Operations

Mid has a unique funding model compared to the other community colleges in Michigan. Learn more about the College's heavy reliance on tuition, it's current property tax revenue collections, and how all of these affect the College generally.

Mid Michigan College Revenue by Source

The College’s unstable revenue situation, due to its heavy reliance on tuition and its low revenue overall, have made Mid a very efficient institution.

Mid's Operational revenue by source 2018-2019

College Revenue and Expenditures

College Revenue and Expenses vs State Chart
Although there is so much more the College would like to do for the students and communities it serves, Mid has always lived within its means. The College operates well below the State average in both revenue and expenses.

Mid's Property Tax Revenue Compared to Other colleges

Out of all 28 Michigan community colleges, Mid collects the lowest tax revenue per fiscal year equated student (FYES)*, is the most dependent on tuition and fees for revenue, and operates with the fourth lowest expenditures per FYES. At $949 per FYES, Mid’s rate is considerably less than the State average, as well as its neighboring community colleges.

*Fiscal year equated student (FYES) standardizes enrollment counts by equating one FYES for every 30 credit hours of total annual enrollment.

~ Chart data in this publication is from the 2018‐2019 Michigan Community College Data Inventory Report prepared by Michigan School Data using audited numbers.

Informational material paid for by Mid Michigan College - 1375 South Clare Avenue Harrison, MI 48625.

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