Lake Michigan College

2755 East Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor
MI, 49022-1899
Tel: (269)927-8100
4,548 students
Public institution

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The philosophy of Lake Michigan College, an institution of higher education, is founded on the belief that education is for all who wish to develop their potential. It is fundamental that a community college assist in meeting the educational, career, cultural, wellness and recreational needs of the community it serves.
School Highlights:
Lake Michigan College serves 4,548 students (33% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 23%.
Lake Michigan College is the only community colleges within Berrien County, MI.
The nearest community college is Southwestern Michigan College (18.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Lake Michigan College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,548 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,548 students
1,287 students
Lake Michigan College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,508 students
832 students
Lake Michigan College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,040 students
1,021 students
Lake Michigan College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Lake Michigan College sch enrollment Lake Michigan College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Lake Michigan College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Lake Michigan College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
13%
12%
Lake Michigan College Black (2006-2012)
% White
79%
66%
Lake Michigan College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Lake Michigan College More (2010-2012)
Lake Michigan College sch ethnicity Lake Michigan College sta ethnicity
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. 0.36 0.45
Lake Michigan College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,010 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,240 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,010 $5,940
Lake Michigan College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,240 $10,072
Lake Michigan College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Lake Michigan College (LMC), founded in 1946, is a two-year comprehensive community college located in the southwest corner of Michigan. Serving 177,000 residents of Berrien County, Covert Township in Van Buren County, and the South Haven School District, LMC is the region's leader in higher education and serves as a cultural center, regional economic partner, and a leader in diversity and innovation. As a multi-campus college, LMC puts student access to programs and services at the forefront with classes offered at four campus locations, at extension centers throughout the service area, online, and through telecourses. In addition to associate degree and certificate programs, LMC offers customized business training and continuing education through its Community and Business Services division. The Lake Michigan College Napier Avenue Campus sets on a 262-acre site that features a lake, natural area, athletic fields, nature and jogging trails, and lighted parking areas. The academic building houses classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, laboratories, lecture halls, library, gymnasium, Richard J. Pappas Student Services Center, a childcare center and computer labs. The Mendel Center for Arts and Technology is also located on the campus. It serves as a performing arts center with the 1,500-seat Mainstage Theatre and the 246-seat Hanson Theatre. The center is also home to conference and meeting facilities including the 14,400-square-foot Grand Upton Hall, the Louis and Fedrick Upton Telecommunications Center and the Advanced Technologies Training Center. Also located on the Napier Avenue Campus are Siena Heights University and Western Michigan University-Southwest. Each institution offers bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of disciplines. The College has strong working relationships with other educational institutions including Siena Heights University and Western Michigan University-Southwest. Through these partnerships, area residents have access to bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs on the LMC campuses. LMC also works closely with the K-12 public, private, and charter schools to provide dual enrollment/direct credit programs, technical preparation programs, and career exploration events.

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