Lake Superior College

2101 Trinity Rd
Duluth, MN 55811-3399
Tel: (800)432-2884
5,101 students
Public institution
  • Lake Superior College (LSC) 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.
School Highlights
Lake Superior College serves 5,101 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Lake Superior College is one of 6 community colleges within Saint Louis County, MN.
The nearest community college is Duluth Business University (3.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 147 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
College Lake Superior College (MN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 147 staff 51 staff
Lake Superior College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 5,101 has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,101 students 1,083 students
Lake Superior College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1 33:1
Lake Superior College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,038 students 667 students
Lake Superior College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 3,063 students 530 students
Lake Superior College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Lake Superior College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lake Superior College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Lake Superior College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Lake Superior College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Lake Superior College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Lake Superior College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Lake Superior College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Lake Superior College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.21 0.42
Lake Superior College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,083 is less than the state average of $5,355. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,500 is more than the state average of $5,522. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,083 $5,355
Lake Superior College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,500 $5,522
Lake Superior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85% 91%
Lake Superior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lake Superior College is a dynamic, comprehensive college serving the needs of a variety of students, one which emphasizes student learning and student service. LSC offers extensive pre-baccalaureate majors for students interested in transferring to senior educational institutions as well as over 75 certificate, diploma and degree programs in career/technical fields. Our Continuing Education/Customized Training division collaborates extensively with area businesses and industry to design specialized opportunities for entry-level and advanced education. While typically offered in traditional classroom and lab settings, LSC also offers over 150 courses in an individualized learning format, through interactive television, and through the internet. You will find the faculty and staff at Lake Superior College to be friendly, sincere, and helpful. We are student-centered, creative, and dedicated to working with students within dynamic learning environments, and we take pride in our commitment to helping students succeed. Approximately 4,500 students attend LSC. We have many local, national, and international students. With the rate of internet classes on the rise, we have many students who are attending LSC from several countries around the world.

Nearby Schools

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  • Duluth Business University
    Pivate, for profit
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    Duluth MN  55807
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    Eveleth MN  55734
  • 1,373 students | 54.50 Mi1001 Chestnut St W
    Virginia MN  55792
  • 1,302 students | 57.10 Mi1515 E 25th St
    Hibbing MN  55746
  • 1,222 students | 71.00 Mi1851 Hwy 169 East
    Grand Rapids MN  55744
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Did You Know?
Saint Louis County, MN community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Mesabi Range College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.