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Located in Duluth, Minnesota, Lake Superior College is a public institution. Duluth is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

1,630 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,549 Avg In-State Tuition

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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
#3 Best Value Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Electronics Engineering Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Allied Health Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Precision Production Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Basic Certificate Trade 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
#14 Best Surgical Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#29 Best Value Colleges for Radiologic Technology College Factual
#54 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#58 Best Computer Science Associate Degree Schools Computer Science Degree
#74 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#75 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 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

Can I Afford LSC?

$4,549 In-State Tuition
42% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at LSC paid $152 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,549 $4,549
Fees $785 $785
Books and Supplies $1,500 $1,500

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 31st 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 #1,487 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LSC regardless of major.

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 #75

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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Radiologic Technology 0 35 0 35
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 31 31
Carpentry/Carpenter 14 7 7 28
Welding Technology/Welder 2 2 18 22
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 21 21
Electrician 0 12 7 19
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 19 0 19
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 18 0 18
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 18 0 18
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 0 15 15
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 14 0 0 14
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 10 4 14
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 4 3 6 13
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 4 8 0 12
Surgical Technology 0 4 4 8
Civil Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 7 7
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 1 4 1 6
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 6 0 0 6
Laboratory Technician 0 5 0 5
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 1 3 0 4
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 0 3 0 3
Athletic Training 0 0 3 3
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 3 0 3
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 2 2
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 0 2 2
Medical Reception/Receptionist 1 0 1 2
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 2 0 2
Other Quality Control & Safety Technologies 1 0 0 1
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician 1 0 0 1
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 0 0 1 1
Building Construction Technology 0 0 0 0
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 0 0 0
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 0 0 0
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 0 0 0 0
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 0 0 0
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 163 130 342


*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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