Lake Superior College

  • 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 5,230 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

Lake Superior College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 257 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
Lake Superior College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty257 staff153 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Lake Superior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Lake Superior College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,230 students2,525 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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# Full-Time Students1,794 students1,109 students
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# Part-Time Students3,436 students1,416 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
3%
7%
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% Black
3%
13%
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% White
82%
63%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.320.57
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College Completion Rate
33%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$36,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,107 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,524 is more than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has grown by 86% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,107$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,524$6,082
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Tuition Notesper year based on 15
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,939$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,808$7,309
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Source: 2020 (or 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

The nearest community college to Lake Superior College is Mesabi Range College - Eveleth Campus (50.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,373 students | 50.70 Mi1100 Industrial Park Drive
    Eveleth, MN 55734
    (218) 744-7506
    50.701,373
  • 1,021 students | 54.60 Mi1001 Chestnut Street West
    Virginia, MN 55792
    (218) 741-3095
    54.601,021
  • 1,034 students | 57.30 Mi1515 East 25th Street
    Hibbing, MN 55746
    (218) 262-7200
    57.301,034
  • 1,062 students | 71.10 Mi1851 East Highway 169
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 322-2300
    71.101,062
  • 2,966 students | 72.50 Mi505 Pine Ridge Drive
    Shell Lake, WI 54871
    (715) 468-2815
    72.502,966
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Did You Know?
For Saint Louis County, MN public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,272 per year for in-state students and $7,101 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Saint Louis County, MN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Mesabi Range College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.