Roscommon, MI Area Scholarships
Roscommon (pron.: /r?s?k?m?n/) is a village in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 1,075. It is the county seat of Roscommon County.
The village is in Higgins Township in the northern part of Roscommon County. Roscommon Township is in the southwest part of the county. The Roscommon post office, with ZIP code 48653, also serves the northern portion of Higgins Township, as well as all of Gerrish Township to the west, most of Lyon Township to the west of Gerrish, and smaller portions of Lake Township to the south of Lyon, Markey Township to the south of Gerrish, Au Sable Township to the east of Higgins and also the southern portions of South Branch Township and Beaver Creek Township to the north in Crawford County. Roscommon is located in the center of northern Michigan's lower peninsula. It is near Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake and Lake St. Helen. Roscommon is accessible by the two major freeways: I-75 and U.S. 127. The Roscommon post office first opened January 9, 1873.
It was named after the town and county of Roscommon in Ireland. Irishman Charles O'Malley oversaw the renaming of some Michigan counties from Indian names to Irish names in 1843.
The South Branch of the Au Sable River passes through the village and contributes to the local economy. Several canoe liveries operate in the village and offer water recreation such as kayaking and canoeing.
The annual Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival commemorates firefighters who died while protecting their communities.
Schools in and around Roscommon, MI
Kirtland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,940 average out-state tuition; $3,570 average in-state tuition
Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology LLC
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Mid Michigan Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,512 average out-state tuition; $4,104 average in-state tuition
Baker College of Cadillac
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $7,560 average out-state tuition; $7,560 average in-state tuition
Northwestern Michigan College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,000 average out-state tuition; $4,700 average in-state tuition
Central Michigan University
Four or more years; Public; $21,644 average out-state tuition; $9,716 average in-state tuition
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $1,440 average out-state tuition; $1,440 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Roscommon
- Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
- Cardiovascular Technologist
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- General Studies
- Corrections Administration
- Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
- Criminal Justice/Police Science
- Graphic Design
- Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Secretary
- Teacher Assistant/Aide
- Drafting and Design Technician
- Business Administration and Management
- Management Information Systems
- Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technician
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Massage Therapy
- Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
- Word Processing