Lake Region State College

  • Lake Region State College is a student-centered, open access, comprehensive community college within the North Dakota University System. The College provides quality academic education, vocational/technical training, workforce training, educational outreach opportunities, and life-long learning.
School Highlights
  • Lake Region State College serves 1,988 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 20%.
  • Lake Region State College is the only community colleges within Ramsey County, ND.
  • The nearest community college to Lake Region State College is Dakota College at Bottineau (87.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Lake Region State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Dakota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Lake Region State College(ND) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty40 staff40 staff
Lake Region State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Lake Region State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lake Region State College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,988 students1,857 students
Lake Region State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio50:122:1
Lake Region State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students530 students530 students
Lake Region State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,458 students1,327 students
Lake Region State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lake Region State College Enrollment Breakdown ND All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Lake Region State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lake Region State College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Lake Region State College Asian (2009-2012)
% Hispanic
Lake Region State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lake Region State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lake Region State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Lake Region State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Lake Region State College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Lake Region State College Ethnicity Breakdown ND All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.290.35
Lake Region State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lake Region State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,300$38,300
Lake Region State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,074 is less than the state average of $4,337. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,074 is less than the state average of $6,916. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,074$4,337
Lake Region State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,074$6,916
Lake Region State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes3065
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%89%
Lake Region State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,749$11,588
Lake Region State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Lake Region State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lake Region State College is a two-year comprehensive community college within the North Dakota University System. The college is a northeast North Dakota leader in preparing students of all ages for entering the workforce, career advancement, or making career changes. Our programs provide cutting-edge equipment and facilities ranging from computer labs to modern automotive and diesel diagnostic equipment. We offer traditional programs in business-related areas; new programs in nursing, and American sign language and interpretive studies; and a unique program in simulator maintenance, preparing students for high paying jobs with commercial airlines, defense contractors, or amusement parks. Founded in 1941, Lake Region State College is a vivrant multi-campus college with a diverse student body. We have over 1400 students spread out across the state and across the globe. The Devils Lake campus is our main campus and houses most of our administrative offices. We have residential housing available to students. Students especially appreciate being able to go from their dorm rooms to class without having to go outside. The college is set in a rural area, yet there is plenty to do. The college offers a wide range of cultural activities, sports, weight rooms, clubs, and job opportunities for students. The college provides academic courses and programs that lead to an Associate in Arts degree, meet the North Dakota University System General Education requirements, and allow for seamless transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions. Lake Region State College programs and courses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and approved by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,337 per year for in-state students and $6,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,764 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

North Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Williston State College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.