Lake Superior College

Tel: (800)432-2884
5,186 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 5,186 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Lake Superior College is one of 6 community colleges within St. Louis County, MN.
The nearest community college is Duluth Business University (3.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 141 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
College Lake Superior College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 141 staff
61 staff
Lake Superior College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,186 has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 113% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,186 students 1,315 students
Lake Superior College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
Lake Superior College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,119 students
815 students
Lake Superior College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,067 students
1,061 students
Lake Superior College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lake Superior College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lake Superior College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Lake Superior College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Lake Superior College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Lake Superior College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Lake Superior College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Lake Superior College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Lake Superior College Unknown (2006-2013)
Lake Superior College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.32 0.70
Lake Superior College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,087 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,504 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,087 $5,590
Lake Superior College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,504 $10,086
Lake Superior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
Lake Superior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Duluth Business University
    Private, for profit
    143 students | 3.00 Mi4724 Mike Colalillo Drive
    Duluth, MN 55807
  • 1,373 students | 51.20 Mi1100 Industrial Park Drive
    Eveleth, MN 55734
  • 1,373 students | 54.50 Mi1001 Chestnut St W
    Virginia, MN 55792
  • 1,368 students | 57.10 Mi1515 E 25th St
    Hibbing, MN 55746
  • 1,250 students | 71.00 Mi1851 Hwy 169 East
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Mesabi Range College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.