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IPEDS ID: 173461
OPE ID: 00575700
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Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399
General information:  (800) 432-2884
Website:  www.lsc.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  5,394 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  24 to 1
Admissionswww.lsc.edu/Admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.lsc.edu/Admissions/e-Application/
Financial Aidexplore.lsc.edu/FinAid/default.aspx
Net Price Calculatorwww.mnscu.edu/admissions/calculator/lakesuperior.html
Mission Statement
  Lake Superior College provides high quality, affordable higher education that benefits diverse learners, employers, and the community. LSC's academic, technical, continuing education, and workforce development offerings prepare learners for a rapidly changing global community. Our services support learning, and our partnerships connect the college and its learners to a broader spectrum of community life.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty91151
Instructional91151
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$4,608$4,872$5,083$5,0870.1%
Out-of-state$8,793$9,119$9,500$9,5040.0%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$6,166$5,837$5,708$5,7230.3%
Other$6,418$6,581$6,436$6,201-3.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,418$6,581$6,436$6,201-3.7%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
Off Campus$18,692$18,790$18,727$18,511-1.2%
Off Campus with Family$12,526$12,953$13,019$12,788-1.8%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$22,877$23,037$23,144$22,928-0.9%
Off Campus with Family$16,711$17,200$17,436$17,205-1.3%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid134885%————
Grant or scholarship aid23958%$981,951$4,109
Federal grants21953%$892,845$4,077
Pell grants21953%$881,895$4,027
Other federal grants164%$10,950$684
State/local government grant or scholarships15337%$89,106$582
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid25161%$1,658,815$6,609
Federal student loans24961%$1,496,897$6,012
Other student loans113%$161,918$14,720
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,71550%$9,632,322$3,548
Pell grants2,12539%$7,083,605$3,333
Federal student loans2,49646%$17,284,956$6,925
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$12,893$13,102$13,193
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$12,028$12,494$12,533
$30,001 – $48,000$12,831$13,145$12,983
$48,001 – $75,000$14,901$15,400$14,744
$75,001 – $110,000$16,506$16,882$16,894
$110,001 and more$16,851$17,095$17,159
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)5,394
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment518
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 61%
25 and over: 38%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 79%
Out-of-state: 20%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 20%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 56%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $20
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 53%
Part-time students: 47%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 20 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 29%
Transfer-out rate: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 26%
Female: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 31%
Two or more races: 19%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Within "Normal time" for the program: 25%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 31%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
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Certificate
Associate2
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Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting--25d-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-8d--
Business Administration and Management, General--16d-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry-37-
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services5---
Management Information Systems, General--2d-
Office Management and Supervision--0-
Organizational Leadership0---
Category total511d50d-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician-9--
Category total-9--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Support Specialist1---
Network and System Administration/Administrator2d-14d-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-14-
Category total3d118d-
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology--59
Carpentry/Carpenter0---
Electrician--123
Category total0-1712
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD--51
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician5d-42
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-011-
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician--0-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician1-18-
Quality Control Technology/Technician0---
Telecommunications Technology/Technician--0-
Category total6d0383
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-5--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--15-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--21-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--9-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--1-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-18--
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-22--
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary--3-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-4--
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist-4--
Medical Reception/Receptionist-3--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist-1--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-19--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide246---
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist41---
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--16-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--16-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--74-
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician6d---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--17-
Surgical Technology/Technologist-215-
Category total293d78187-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician--23-
Category total--23-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary50--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-4d9d-
Category total54d9d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--4-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--315d-
Category total--319d-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-16--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician--413
Category total-16413
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--1-
Category total--1-
Precision Production
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist-220
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-1--
Welding Technology/Welder5-010
Category total53210
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew--6-
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor73---
Category total73-6-
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General--2-
Category total--2-
Grand total39012267638
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1998 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/6/1993 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant4/4/1990 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers1/24/1987 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs7/1/2012 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate15.2%16.7%
Number in default203198
Number in repayment1,3351,184
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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