Lansing Community College Overview

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419 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48901-7210
Phone: (517) 483-1957
2012–13 Tuition & Fees
$5,060 in-state
$7,490 out-of-state
19,082 total
7,179 full-time
11,903 part-time
45% male / 55% female


Lansing Community College is a public, two-year institution in Lansing, Michigan. Its campus is located in a city, with a total enrollment of 19,082. The school utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The student-faculty ratio is 14:1. The highest degree offered at Lansing Community 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 $2,630; in-state tuition and fees were $5,060, and out-of-state tuition and fees were $7,490. There is no application fee.

Students can earn degrees and certificates in 32 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 City
Size Very large

Applying (Fall 2012)

Application fee $0
Open admission policy Yes
Total entering students, fall 2012 6,722

Academic Life

Full-time retention rate 1 54%
Part-time retention rate 1 40%
Graduation rate 2 9%
Transfer-out rate 3 28%
Entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates 4 34%
Student-faculty ratio 14:1

Student Life (Fall 2012)

Total enrollment 19,082
Full-time enrollment 7,179
Part-time enrollment 11,903
Male 45%
Female 55
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 3%
Black or African American 11%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
White 68%
Two or more races 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown 10%
Nonresident alien 2%
Percent of population under 18 6%
Percent of population 18-24 54%
Percent of population 25-65 39%
Percent of population over 65 1%

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 Lansing Community College, 49 percent of undergraduates receive grant or scholarship aid and the average scholarship or grant award is $4,014.
In-state tuition and fees $5,060
Out-of-state tuition and fees $7,490
Books and supplies $800
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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