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Moving to Saipan

Moving isn't always an easy task. If you have recently accepted a position with the College, there are some things that you should expect with the transition of your move.

Northern Marianas College
The Northern Marianas College (NMC) is the sole public college serving the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Located on the island of Saipan, NMC is a 2-year community college with a 4-year School of Education and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We also have an NMC campus on the island of Tinian and Rota. 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.


We have a total population of 70,000 and cost of living varies to your style of living. The cost of housing on Saipan, Tinian and Rota vary. Generally, housing costs range from $300 - $500 a month, depending on your preference. For more information, you can visit the Saipan Garage Sale site.

Power & Water connection
The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) is our local power and water provider for the CNMI. For details in regards to power and water connections or rates, please visit the official website.

Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC):

Telephone/Internet connection
Our main telephone and internet carriers are IT&E and Docomo Pacific. Please visit the official websites for more information:


Docomo Pacific:

Housing Information
Applicants applying for Tinian Campus positions can contact the Tinian Campus Administrator for housing information.

Applicants applying for Rota Campus positions can contact the Rota Campus Administrator for housing information.

You can contact the Human Resources Office for more information.


Many have said that CNMI is the "best kept secret" in the world! Get to know what activities we have going on in the CNMI by visiting the Marianas Visitor's Authority. Want to know more about island issues? Get the inside scoop on our local news by visiting the Marianas Variety or the Saipan Tribune.

Notice to Persons with Disabilities

Northern Marianas College (NMC) is committed to ensuring that all persons have equal access to its programs, opportunities, and information resources, including those on its institutional website in accordance to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we work on bringing NMC’s website into full compliance. For immediate assistance, please contact Lucille Deleon Guerrero by email [email protected] or by calling (670) 237-6874.

If you wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on NMC’s website, including a complaint about the accessibility of a document, form, or statement, you may do so by contacting the NMC’s IT Department by email at [email protected]. In your email please include the following information:

  1. The URL you are having accessibility issues with;
  2. The accessibility issue your are experiencing;
  3. Your name, phone number, and email address.

If you would like to file a formal grievance against the Northern Marianas College pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 and Title II, you may submit such grievance to the Office of the NMC President, P.O. Box 501250, Saipan MP 96950 or email [email protected].

You may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Office for Civil Rights. More information about filing a complaint with USDOE can be found at