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Lake Superior College Overview

Lake Superior College is a public institution situated in Duluth, Minnesota. The location of LSC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Lake Superior College Known For?

1,221 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at LSC.
  • In 2017-2018, 41% of the faculty were full-time.

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Lake Superior College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at LSC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Civil Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Lake Superior College?

Location of Lake Superior College

Contact details for LSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, MN 55811-3399
Phone: 800-432-2884

How Do I Get Into LSC?

You can apply to LSC online at:

Since Lake Superior College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Lake Superior College?

45% Take Out Loans
11.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At LSC, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $5,919 a year. That adds up to $23,676 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LSC is 11.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Lake Superior College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,794 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,230 undergraduate students at LSC, with 1,794 being full-time and 3,436 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  LSC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,794 full-time undergraduates at LSC, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  LSC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lake Superior College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of LSC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 28
Black or African American 38
Hispanic or Latino 56
White 1,498
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 142

Over 17 countries are represented at LSC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kenya, Colombia, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Lake Superior College

1,019 Took All Classes Online
2,221 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,221 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at LSC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 22nd most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of LSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lake Superior College was -0.8%. This is the #2,263 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LSC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of LSC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 5%
Computer & Information Sciences 3%
Fire Protection 47%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 47%
Information Technology 29%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at LSC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at LSC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #36
Computer Systems Networking #58
Management Information Systems #74
Legal Support Services #80
Legal Professions #111
Information Technology #128
Accounting #292
Computer & Information Sciences #419

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lake Superior College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 296 0 296
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 269 0 23 292
Nursing 0 112 0 112
Carpentry 58 4 4 66
Allied Health Professions 0 45 5 50
Ground Transportation 45 0 0 45
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 22 19 41
Precision Metal Working 4 11 20 35
Fire Protection 8 24 0 32
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 13 17 30
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 18 7 0 25
Accounting 0 17 4 21
Information Technology 0 17 4 21
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 8 12 20
Business Administration & Management 0 18 0 18
Dental Support Services 0 18 0 18
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 18 18
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 12 2 15
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 9 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 10 10
Legal Support Services 0 7 2 9
Computer Software & Applications 0 4 4 8
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 7 7
Civil Engineering Technology 0 6 1 7
Air Transportation 0 6 1 7
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 1 0 3
Computer Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 1
Quality Control Technology 1 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 1 0 1
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Construction 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 407 661 153 1,221


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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