Northern Marianas College (NMC) is a two-year community college located in the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The college was founded in 1981 by Agnes McPheteres in a renovated former United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands hospital on Saipan where its main campus remains to this day. NMC today has three campuses on the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota, with the Tinian and Rota campuses no longer offering academic classes. The main campus on Saipan lies in the region of Micronesia in the western Pacific, approximately 3500 miles west of Hawaii, 1500 miles south of Japan, and 100 miles north of Guam. NMC is the sole public college within the Commonwealth and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Its current president is Dr. Sharon Y. Hart.
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