Lake Michigan College Overview

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2755 East Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-1899
Phone: (269) 927-8100
2012–13 Tuition & Fees
$5,010 in-state
$6,240 out-of-state
4,548 total
1,508 full-time
3,040 part-time
40% male / 60% female


Lake Michigan College is a public, two-year institution in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Its campus is located in a rural area, with a total enrollment of 4,548. The school utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The student-faculty ratio is 17:1. The highest degree offered at Lake Michigan College is an associate degree. The school has an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences.

The in-district tuition and fees for 2012–13 were $3,660; in-state tuition and fees were $5,010, and out-of-state tuition and fees were $6,240. There is no application fee.

Students can earn degrees and certificates in 26 different fields. Popular programs include: Health Professions and Related Programs, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services.

General Information (Fall 2012)

School type Public
Academic calendar Semester
Setting Rural
Size Medium

Applying (Fall 2012)

Application fee $0
Open admission policy Yes
Total entering students, fall 2012 1,110

Academic Life

Full-time retention rate 1 49%
Part-time retention rate 1 32%
Graduation rate 2 13%
Transfer-out rate 3 29%
Entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates 4 41%
Student-faculty ratio 17:1

Student Life (Fall 2012)

Total enrollment 4,548
Full-time enrollment 1,508
Part-time enrollment 3,040
Male 40%
Female 60
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Black or African American 17%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
White 64%
Two or more races 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown 9%
Nonresident alien 0%
Percent of population under 18 N/A
Percent of population 18-24 N/A
Percent of population 25-65 N/A
Percent of population over 65 N/A

Campus Info and Services (Fall 2012)

Distance education Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Credit for life experiences Yes
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus day care for students' children Yes
Library facilities at institution Has own library

Paying for School

At Lake Michigan College, 48 percent of undergraduates receive grant or scholarship aid and the average scholarship or grant award is $4,525.
In-state tuition and fees $5,010
Out-of-state tuition and fees $6,240
Books and supplies $1,600
1 Full-time and part-time retention based on Fall 2011 students returning in Fall 2012.
2 Graduation rate based on the Fall 2009 cohort (graduated by 2012).
3 Transfer-out rate based on the Fall 2009 cohort (transferred out by 2012).
4 Entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates are from the Fall 2009 cohort.

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