- 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.
Lake Michigan College serves 2,499 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 2,499 students
- In-state tuition: $5,472
- Out-state tuition: $6,861
- Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
- Minority enrollment: 28%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Lake Michigan College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:
The teacher population of 256 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
Lake Michigan College
(MI) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Lake Michigan College has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Lake Michigan College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $5,472 is more than the state average of $4,928. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,861 is more than the state average of $6,848. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Lake Michigan College cost?
Lake Michigan College's tuition is approximately $5,472 for In-State students and $6,861 for Out-State students.
What is Lake Michigan College's ranking?
Lake Michigan College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Michigan for: Diversity in US community colleges.
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