Lake Superior College
Lake Superior College is situated on a wooded campus of nearly 100 acres that overlooks Duluth’s breath-taking Lake Superior harbor and St. Louis River valley. It features award-winning architecture, comfortable classrooms, and beautiful study and library facilities. The campus's natural setting includes an urban forest, award-winning hiking/snowshoeing trails, connections to mountain-biking trails, a city-operated disc golf course and a designated trout stream.
- Lake Superior College offers more than 70 technical majors, programs for transfer, continuing education and customized training for business and industry.
- A FAA-certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician career track with either 103-credit A.A.S. degree or 83-credit diploma program.
- Hangar facilities for the college's Center for Advanced Aviation at the Duluth International Airport house both LSC's professional pilot and aviation maintenance technician program
- LSC's Downtown Center for Integrated Manufacturing features top-of-the-line machining, welding and CAD/CAM training laboratories.
- The college operates one of the largest and most comprehensive online instructional programs in the Minnesota State system, serving more than 2,200 students and offering more than 165 course sections online. More than 25 percent of the college’s credits are provided online. Online programs include dialysis patient care, accounting, business administration, network administration, fire science and administration associate degree and an Associate in Arts transfer degree.
- The college’s Emergency Response Training Center provides world-class training for emergency response professionals, including firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
- The college provides dental hygiene, massage therapy and physical therapy services to students and uninsured residents of the region through faculty-supervised student clinics.
Student Enrollment and Demographics
- Total number of students served: 8,118
- Full-time students: 39%
- Part-time students: 60%
- Percent female: 51%
- Percent male: 45%
- Percent students of color: 11%
Lake Superior College has an open admissions policy. This means:
- You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or a GED. Even without those, you may be admitted if you demonstrate potential for success in college.
- You don’t have to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered.
- After you are admitted, you will take a placement test. That will tell you if you need to take remedial or developmental courses, which will not count toward a degree, before you can take college-level courses. Many students need just one developmental course, often in math or English. If you have taken these subjects every year in high school, you are more likely to do well on the placement test.
You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.
Apply early in 12th grade. That increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs are more popular than others and fill early.
In-demand Career pathways, low tuition and Duluth's natural playground
You’ll find lots of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career.
The following degrees are available from Lake Superior College
- Associate of Applied Science
- Associate of Arts
- Associate of Fine Arts
- Associate of Science
Tuition & finance
How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.
Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year of high school. Find the form online at www.fafsa.gov. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.
The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:
Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your advisor about what kind of scholarships you can get.
You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.
Other ways to save
Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. Twenty-six of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.
Veterans are welcomed at all Minnesota state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations, sports and recreational activities help you meet new friends, develop leadership and team skills, stay fit and share the fun of working together on projects. More than 30 student interest and program-related clubs on campus include: Choir Activities Club, Intercultural Club, Phi Theta Kappa, National Technical Honor Society, Cyber Security, Business Professionals of America, Integrated Manufacturing Skills, Anime, Sustainability, and others.
The Student Senate and Event Planners Board offer opportunities to get involved in leadership positions. Co-ed recreational sports include volleyball, basketball, soccer, and rock climbing. Outdoor recreation offers kayaking and dog sledding. Collegiate teams include soccer, trap shooting, and mountain biking. The Wellness Center offers fitness classes, aerobic exercise equipment and weight training machines.
- Career Services
- Counseling Center
- Creation Station
- Disability Services
- Emergency Contact System
- Financial Aid
- Fitness Center
- Food Service/Dining Services
- Intercultural Center
- International Student Services
- Lake Superior College Foundation
- Student Advising
- Student Employment Services
- TRIO Student Support Services
- Technology Center
- The Learning Center
- Transfer Assistance
- Veterans Services
- Business Professionals of America
- Cyber Security Club
- National Technical Honor Society
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Art Club
- Photo Club
- Auto Service Technology Club
- Aviation Club
- Computer Technology Club
- Dental Hygiene Club
- Fire Technology Club
- Machine Technology Skills Club
- Medical Lab Technology Club
- Nursing Club
- Physical Therapist Assistant Club
- Rad Tech Club
- Respiratory Care Club
- Surgical Technology Club
- United Students Club
- Sustainability Club
- Campus Crusade for Christ
- Garden Club
- Veterans Club
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN 55811