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 2,072 students (26% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lake Region State College(ND) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty40 staff40 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lake Region State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Lake Region State College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,072 students1,154 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio52:121:1
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# Full-Time Students538 students538 students
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# Part-Time Students1,534 students616 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
205240
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
3%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
79%
73%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
11%
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Diversity Score0.370.45
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College Completion Rate
50%
39%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,300$38,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,074 is less than the state average of $4,270. 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 $7,571. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,074$4,270
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,074$7,571
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Tuition Notes3065
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,463$9,600
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Lake Region State College is Dakota College at Bottineau (87.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,270 per year for in-state students and $7,571 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 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.