Lake Superior College (LSC)

2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, MN

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About
Lake Superior College, located in Duluth, Minnesota, is a public two year institution established in 1995. The school formed as a merger between Duluth Technical College and the Duluth Community College Center (A branch of Hibbing Community College). After the merger the two schools moved to the former site of Duluth Technical College, which began expansion in 1996 to accommodate the new addition of resources, students, faculty and service area. Lake Superior Colleges is considered one of the most technically advanced in the nation, having received recognition for its facilities and offerings in 2008 and 2009. Currently the school serves nearly 6000 students annually.

Academics
As a two year institution, Lake Superior College offers students academic transfer and career programs resulting in certificates and degrees. The large number of programs ensures that students will be able to choose the program that best suits the student's academic or career goals. Academic transfer programs offer students the opportunity to complete the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education at a significantly reduced cost. Upon completion students may apply to a four year institution to complete the final two years of a four year program and earn their bachelor's degree.

Career and technical programs allow students to learn the specific skills and abilities related to a particular career, and to perform duties and tasks professionally upon entering the workforce. Such programs provide classroom and practical educations, developing the experience required to pursue entry level positions after graduation. Career programs take between one and two years to complete, and upon completion confer unto the student a certificate or degree that demonstrates their competency in the field of study.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Lake Superior College must submit an application for admission and meet the minimum requirements for entry. As an open enrollment institution, student who meet these requirement will be immediately admitted. Students are required to take a basic placement exam to determine which general education courses they must begin with. Registration for courses takes place prior to the start of each semester.

Financial Aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting student aid report from which will be used to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may be required to provide additional financial information prior to the disbursement of funds in order to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. Financial aid should be applied for prior to the start of the school year within the posted deadline.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. 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: $4,400-$5,300
    • Out-of-State: $8,800-$10,600
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $300-$350 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 & Scholarships52%$4,069
Receiving Student Loans60%$6,093
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Lake Superior College may offer services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how Lake Superior College compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in St. Louis County and community colleges in Minnesota in total.

 LSCSt. Louis CountyMinnesota
Graduation Rate29.1%32.7%27.3%
Transfer-out Rate21.5%23.8%21.3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1993)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2012)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Minnesota
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2014)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1987)
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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 (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Precision Production

    Security and Protective Services

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    80%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    23:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    22

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $3,559