Lansing Community College

School Highlights
  • Lansing Community College serves 16,031 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Lansing Community College is the only community colleges within Ingham County, MI.
  • The nearest community college to Lansing Community College is Baker College of Owosso (25.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Lansing Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 697 teachers has grown by 55% over five years.
Lansing Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty697 staff100 staff
Lansing Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Lansing Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lansing Community College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment16,031 students3,505 students
Lansing Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:135:1
Lansing Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,859 students1,591 students
Lansing Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students10,172 students1,914 students
Lansing Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lansing Community College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lansing Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Lansing Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lansing Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lansing Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lansing Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Lansing Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Lansing Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Lansing Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.490.50
Lansing Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lansing Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,200$30,600
Lansing Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%89%
    Lansing Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$14,000$12,011
    Lansing Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$6,181$5,500
    Lansing Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)


    Total Sports Offered7 sports
    SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
    Cheering, Cross Country,
    Softball, Track and Field,
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • - A multiple-campus institution with satellite centers, with the main campus located on two blocks north of the historic State Capital Building, covering seven city blocks and new 262,000 square foot campus in Delta Township. College facilities include LCC North in St. Johns, Livingston County Center in Howell, and Michigan House in Otsu, Japan.
    • - Established in 1957, LCC is the third largest community college in enrollment in the state of Michigan with courses and community events offered year-round, serving about 30,000 students annually and the entire Mid-Michigan community.
    • - Lansing Community College (LCC) offers over 200 degree and certificate programs (including one-year and less than one-year certificates) and nearly 2,500 different courses. 
    • - LCC offers two-year university transfer programs and one or two-year career programs and certificates that can be completed in eight weeks or longer depending on the curriculum.
    • - Students can also earn their bachelor's degree without leaving campus at the University Center, home to five university partners. 
    • - LCC began the state's first community college online degree program- with 3,400 students registering each semester in over 200 online courses.  
    • - Lansing Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and was named a Military Friendly School in 2012.

    Profile last updated:

    Nearby Schools

    • College Location Mi. Students
    • Baker College of Owosso
      Private, non-profit
      2,512 students | 25.80 Mi1020 S. Washington Street
      Owosso MI  48867
    • 1,047 students | 27.20 MiE4946 Jackson Rd
      Ironwood MI  49938
    • Baker College of Jackson
      Private, non-profit
      1,937 students | 32.00 Mi2800 Springport Rd
      Jackson MI  49202
    • 5,487 students | 40.40 Mi2111 Emmons Rd
      Jackson MI  49201
    • 5,929 students | 42.30 Mi450 North Ave
      Battle Creek MI  49017
    Recent Articles
    The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
    A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
    After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.
    Did You Know?
    For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $7,110 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,115 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

    Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.