Lansing Community College

419 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48901-7210

School Details

Lansing Community College is a two-year public school located in Lansing, Michigan. LCC was founded in 1957 by Phillip Gannon. Lansing is the third largest community college in Michigan based on enrollment size and holds classes at off-campus learning centers throughout the Lansing region and in Howell and St. Johns.

Lansing Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Classes are offered in traditional and off-campus formats and are held during the day, evening, and weekends for optimum convenience. Off-campus learning includes: online courses, telelearning, The University Center, and off-campus learning locations. The continuing education division of LCC offers personal enrichment classes, youth programs, and classes for professionals who wish to enhance their job skills.

The LCC campus lies on 42-acres, spanning seven blocks, in an urban scenery that is only two blocks from the state capital. The campus is located about 90 miles away from Detroit.

Lansing Community College has 20,640 students (all undergraduates) and 2,144 faculty members, giving the university a 12 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 225 teach full-time and 1,919 teach part-time. About 28% of undergraduate students study full-time and 72% study part-time. 

The student body contains 55% female students and 45% male students. About 67% of all students are white with the remaining students being black (11%), Asian (4%), Hispanic (3%), American Indian (1%), and the remaining 14% of students have not reported their ethnicity.  About 61% of students are ages 24 and under with 39% of students being ages 25 and above. The average age of a LCC student is 23 years old  About 98% of students are from Michigan and 2% are from out-of-state. 

The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 51% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 38%. The overall graduation rate is 15% and the overall transfer-out rate is 31%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 12% for males and 19% for females.

Students have access to services such as: ROTC (Army), remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus daycare.  

Over 30 student organizations are available to students, ranging from a Yoga Club to an International Club, among many others. Unique facilities available to students include: a planetarium, observatory, science concepts laboratory, computer-integrated manufacturing institute, in-depth photography institute, truck driver training range, and a technical library.

Athletic teams participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association and play in the Lansing Community College Athletic Association. Intercollegiate sports include: cross-country for men and women (fall), women’s volleyball (fall), men’s and women’s basketball (winter), men’s and women’s track and field (spring), women’s softball (spring), and men’s baseball (spring). NJCAA championships have been won in the following sports: Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Marathon and Men's Marathon.

Tuition costs $2,570 per year for in-district students, $4,940 per year for in-state students, and $7,310 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $800 per year. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $7,100 per year with $3,800 in additional living expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered. 

Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. FAFSA forms must be submitted by July 18 (fall semester) or December 7 (spring semester). About 80% of those attending Lansing Community College receive financial aid.

Lansing Community College has an open admissions policy but some programs have stricter requirements for applicants. The deadline for admissions is December 28 and the deadline for registration is August 10 (fall semester) and January 10 (spring semester). The following individuals will be accepted into Lansing Community College: adults 18 years of age or older, high school graduates, current high school students, current home school students, international students, and guest students from other colleges. Students can apply online, in person, or by mail. The application deadline for international students is June 15.

Lansing Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.




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