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"At Grand Valley I built a solid foundation for pursuing a job in industries such as the one I work in now, where we do work with communities, we do education on diversity, and we address cultural differences." - Alfredo Hernandez '09, Diversity Education Associate, Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance



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Grand Valley State University at the Northwestern Michigan College University Center in Traverse City serves students in the region by providing selected undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Traverse City and Sault Ste. Marie.

The Traverse City Regional Center of Grand Valley brings the quality of a GVSU education to the residents of the northern region.  Established in 1995 as charter member of the Northwestern Michigan College's University Center, Grand Valley offers a broad range of programs for students.

Full-time faculty members teach, advise, and conduct research in the region. In addition to the faculty, the Traverse City staff provide comprehensive services for students enrolled in 'Up North' programs as well as those students who plan to attend one of the campuses downstate.

Why Study at Grand Valley in Traverse City?

It's Convenient

  • The University Center off Cass Road offers easy access and ample parking.
  • Advisors specialize in working with students transferring from community colleges across the region.
  • The Traverse City Regional Center offers many of the same services found on our Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses.

It's Affordable

  • Tuition rates are among the lowest in the state.
  • On-site financial aid advising helps students access scholarship and grant opportunities.

Call us today to learn more (231) 995-1785



Liberal Studies Alum Selected Employee of the Month

Liberal Studies Alum Selected Employee of the Month

October 21, 2014

Cathy McCall Administrative Services Coordinator, has been selected as an NMC Employee of the Semester for summer 2014. Cathy has displayed the values of Northwestern Michigan College as described below.

Alum Selected as one of the 40 Most Influential in Traverse City

Alum Selected as one of the 40 Most Influential in Traverse City

September 01, 2014

Mark Wilson '14 was selected as one of the 40 most influential individuals in the Traverse City region.

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