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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?

862 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at LSC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 40% 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 Communications Technology/Support Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Computer Software Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Information Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Accounting Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Best Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards LSC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#54 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#58 Best Computer Science Associate Degree Schools Computer Science Degree
#72 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#72 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies College Factual
#92 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#258 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is 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:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Lake Superior College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Lake Superior College?

42% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At LSC, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $5,940 a year. That adds up to $23,760 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LSC is 12.5%. 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

1,630 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,762 undergraduate students at LSC, with 1,630 being full-time and 3,132 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,630 full-time undergraduates at LSC, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 64
White 1,357
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 130

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

1,032 Took All Classes Online
2,222 Took At Least One Class Online
0.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,222 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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of LSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lake Superior College was 0.6%. This is the #1,677 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 22%
Business, Management & Marketing 9%
Computer & Information Sciences 43%
Information Technology 43%
Legal Professions 36%
Legal Support Services 36%

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 #76
Fire Protection #94
Management Information Systems #122
Legal Support Services #161
Legal Professions #254
Information Technology #306

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 0 282 0 282
Nursing 0 102 0 102
Allied Health Professions 0 57 7 64
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 19 21 40
Information Technology 3 16 18 37
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 4 13 17 34
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 31 31
Carpentry 14 7 7 28
Precision Metal Working 3 6 19 28
Accounting 0 17 10 27
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 15 5 0 20
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 12 7 19
Dental Support Services 0 18 0 18
Business Administration & Management 0 15 0 15
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 15 15
Computer Software & Applications 0 4 10 14
Legal Support Services 5 7 2 14
Fire Protection 0 13 0 13
Electronics Engineering Technology 4 8 0 12
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 10 10
Civil Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 0 6 7
Ground Transportation 6 0 0 6
Business Support & Assistant Services 3 1 1 5
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 3 0 4
Computer Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Health Sciences & Services 0 3 0 3
Air Transportation 0 2 0 2
Quality Control Technology 1 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 1 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 60 621 181 862


*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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