Lake Superior College

2101 Trinity Rd
Duluth, MN 55811-3399
Tel: (800)432-2884
  • 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 5,101 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Lake Superior College is one of 6 community colleges within Saint Louis County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Duluth Business University (3.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 147 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Lake Superior College(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty147 staff51 staff
Lake Superior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,101 has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,101 students1,302 students
Lake Superior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:130:1
Lake Superior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,038 students768 students
Lake Superior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,063 students534 students
Lake Superior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lake Superior College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lake Superior College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Lake Superior College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lake Superior College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lake Superior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lake Superior College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Lake Superior College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Lake Superior College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.210.45
Lake Superior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lake Superior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$35,800
Lake Superior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,107 is less than the state average of $6,979. 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 $7,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,107$6,979
Lake Superior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,524$7,514
Lake Superior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notesper year based on 15
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%89%
Lake Superior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,475$15,511
Lake Superior College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,542$7,600
Lake Superior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Duluth Business University
    Private, for profit
    143 students | 3.00 Mi4724 Mike Colalillo Drive
    Duluth MN  55807
  • 1,373 students | 51.20 Mi1100 Industrial Park Drive
    Eveleth MN  55734
  • 1,373 students | 54.50 Mi1001 Chestnut St W
    Virginia MN  55792
  • 1,302 students | 57.10 Mi1515 E 25th St
    Hibbing MN  55746
  • 1,222 students | 71.00 Mi1851 Hwy 169 East
    Grand Rapids MN  55744
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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 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Mesabi Range College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.