Lake Michigan College
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-1899


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,059
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 188 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Lake Michigan College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Lake Michigan College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $0 and in-state students paid $0.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $5,735
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $5,735

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 87% of Lake Michigan College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 60% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,914 (which is 10.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Lake Michigan College in 2016-2017, was 109, which is 25% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,346 (which is 18% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Lake Michigan College has enrolled a total of 4,059 students (1,122 students full-time and 2,937 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,059 students, 195 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 169 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 68%

Black/African American: 11%

Hispanic: 9%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Lake Michigan College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 26% 355
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 14% 184
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 182
Precision Production 5% 64
Education 4% 53
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 4% 52
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 41
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 27
Social Sciences 2% 26
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 24

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Lake Michigan College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Lake Michigan College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,300. Last year, out of the total 1,048 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 880 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,049 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 860 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,300 $24,100
Employment Rate 84% 82%
Total Graduates 1,048 1,049

Campus Location

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