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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.