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Lansing Community College (LCC)

419 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

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Lansing Community College (LCC) is a two-year community college offering programs that lead to associate degrees and professional or vocational certificates. Students may also attend LCC to fulfill their general education requirements for transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree. LCC offers a Transfer Agreement program that includes partnerships with other institutions and provides guidelines for transfer students. LCC also provides Transfer Guides that allow students to pursue a course of study in a chosen subject area that will satisfy specific transfer requirements for a designated institution. Study areas at LCC are fairly comprehensive, with majors available in everything from accounting to psychology or water resource management.

LCC participates in the Michigan Career Preparation System, which is designed to give all Michigan students a boost in their futures by providing them opportunities to explore different career options from the time they are in elementary school and above.  LCC supports Career Pathways, a component of this system, helping students choose career options that have similar characteristics and employment requirements. Career Pathways helps to identify classes that can be taken in high school to better prepare students for college success. LCC offers transfer, certificate and associate degree programs in all the six Career Pathways in Michigan:

  • Arts and Communication
  • Business Management, Marketing and Technology
  • Engineering / Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Services
  • Natural Resources and Agriscience


Lansing Community College was established in 1957. At that time, Greater Lansing's industrial workforce was increasing demand for specialized and technical education. LCC soon expanded to offer higher education in several core areas: career and workforce development, developmental education, general education and personal enrichment.


The academic calendar for Lansing Community College follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters.

Colleges and Schools

The academic units at Lansing Community College are organized into departments and divisions, rather than into colleges and schools.

Student Life

Student activities and events on the Lansing Community College campus include performing arts events, athletics, and more. Students may wish to join one of the more than 30 registered student organizations available on campus...or start their own.

LCC Radio 89.7 FM keeps students informed of the latest news on campus, as does LCC TV station, The Link. The student-run newspaper, The Lookout, offers more information about news, events and activities on campus.

Student services at Lansing Community College include a welcome center, library, student finance, a Spirit Shop, two computer labs, a selection of dining venues, and more.


The traditional school colors for Lansing Community College are blue and white. The athletic teams are nicknamed the LCC "Stars." Students at LCC hold a "StarCard" as their student identification and discount card.


The LCC "Stars" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports at the junior college level, and have won several NJCAA championships. Competitive sports at LCC include:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main campus in Lansing, Michigan, Lansing Community College has two satellite campuses and two off-campus learning centers:

  • Lansing Community College West Campus
  • Lansing Community College East Campus
  • St. John's Clinton County Center (SJCCC)
  • Livingston County Center at Parker Campus

Community Life

Lansing Community College has a Business & Community Institute that provides local businesses with on-demand training programs at their company location, online or at an LCC campus. The program offers workforce training in the areas of:

  • Customer Service
  • Health and Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Information Technology (IT)

If you are interested in finding a great community college in Michigan, please visit our profile page for Michigan community colleges which are organized by the percent of students successfully transferring out to a 4-year college.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,400-$2,900
    • Out-of-State: $7,300-$8,748
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $81-$97 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $240-$290 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships59%$5,173
Receiving Student Loans74%$8,960

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Lansing Community College may provide student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for LCC, versus those community colleges in Michigan, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 LCCIngham CountyMichigan
Graduation Rate14.8%-15.8%
Transfer-out Rate31.0%-27.0%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
  • Massage Therapy & Bodywork Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (since 2010)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1973)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Agricultural Business and Management (A)
  • Ornamental Horticulture (A)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications (A, C)
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (C)
  • Computer Networking (A, C)
  • Web Design (C)
  • Data Modeling, Warehousing and Database Administration (A, C)
  • Computer (A)

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting cad (A, C)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Computer Systems Technology (A, C)
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology (A, C)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology and Environmental Technology (A)
  • Cad Drafting (C)
  • Surveying Technology (A)
  • Electromechanical Engineering and Technology (A, C)
  • Solar Energy Technology (C)
  • Industrial Production Technologies

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies
  • African-American Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)
  • Adult Development and Aging (C)
  • Fashion and Fabric Consultant (C)
  • Apparel and Textile Manufacture (C)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation (A, C)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (A)

Health and Clinical Professions


Legal Professions and Studies

  • Paralegal (A, C)
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

  • Welding (A, C)
  • Machine Tool Technology


Public Administration and Social Services

  • Community Organization and Advocacy (A, C)

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

  • Chemical Technology (A)

Security and Protective Services

  • Fire Science (A, C)
  • Police Science (A, C)
  • Corrections (A, C)
  • Juvenile Corrections (A, C)

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
  • Aviation and Airway Management (C)
  • Construction, Heavy Equipment Operation (A, C)
  • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew

Visual and Performing Arts

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