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2755 East Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-1899
p. 269-927-8100
w. www.lakemichigancollege.edu

Lake Michigan College

Lake Michigan College Rating: 4.3/5 (4 votes)

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Introduction

Founded in 1946 as Benton Harbor Junior College, Lake Michigan College (LMC) received its current name in 1964. It is a regional two-year community college located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The college’s mission is to meet the educational aspirations, needs and learning expectations of the individual and the community. It also aims to develop a global perspective that prepares students and develop employees and community members for a worldwide economy and international citizenship.

Academics

Degrees and Certificates

LMC offers associate’s degrees and certificates in diverse areas of study including business administration, arts, accounting, biology, humanities, law, liberal arts, philosophy, literature, history, communication, environmental science and more. Some of the degree programs offered at LMC are the Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Business, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Business Administration, Associate in General Studies, and Associate in Skilled Trades Technology. The college has also partnered with Western Michigan University – Southwest and Siena Heights University to provide bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education, business administration, engineering, and nursing.

Apart from academic degrees, Lake Michigan College also offers a variety of professional certificates in areas including Administrative Office Systems, Cisco, Dental Assisting, Drafting & Design, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, Legal Office Systems, Machine Tool Technology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Medical Office Systems, Practical Nursing, Paramedic, and Skilled Trades Technology.

LMC Online

Lake Michigan College offers a variety of online courses for students who are unable to attend a traditional college. Despite their hectic schedules and responsibilities, these students can still take college classes by enrolling in the online courses offered by LMC. The flexibility and 24/7 accessibility of online classes make them highly sought after. The instructor-facilitated non-credit online courses offered at LMC are fun, convenient, informative, and highly interactive.

Accreditation

Lake Michigan College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institute also holds several discipline-based accreditations from agencies such as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and by the Michigan State Board of Dentistry.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Freshman students seeking admission to LMC must send the completed application form along with the official transcripts and ACT/ SAT scores. Those who have already taken the ACT/ SAT, will be exempted from taking the LMC Assessment test. Applicants wanting to apply for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Getting a transfer to LMC is easy. However, the applicant must send the completed application form along with all the official transcripts from previously attended institutes.

Financial Aid

Lake Michigan College offers financial aid to its students to enable them to meet their educational expenses. The college offers financial assistance through different mediums such as grants and waivers, scholarships, loans, and work study/student employment programs.

Grants and Waivers

Grants and waivers are gift aid that do not require any repayment. Some of the grants and waivers are Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Indian Tuition Waiver, Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), and Children of Veterans Tuition Grant.

Scholarships

Students may also be eligible for the private and state scholarships offered at LMC. These include the Academic Mathematics Scholarship, Lake Michigan College Community Scholarship, Lakeland Choral Vocal Music Scholarship, LMC Club Scholarship, Lory A. Schults Memorial Scholarship, Bud Timothy Rohm Memorial Scholarship, Cornerstone Alliance Scholarship, and Rich Wohlfert Memorial Scholarship.

Student Loans and Work Study

Lake Michigan College also offers a variety of loan programs; however, this type of financial aid must be returned with interest. Loans include the Federal Direct Loan, Federal Direct unsubsidized loan, Federal Direct subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Parent Loan, and National Student Loan. The institute also offers work study and student employment programs to help students pay for college while adding work experience to their resume.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4492nd for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Lake Michigan College provides an active and vibrant campus life that is conducive to the overall development of its students. Apart from academic education, the college offers the opportunity to meet new people, explore interests, and have lots of fun.

Student Clubs and Organizations

The campus hosts a variety of registered clubs and organizations. Students are encouraged to join a club or create a new one. Some of the most popular student organizations are the Anime Club, Creationist Club, Drama Club, Fine Arts Club, Hospitality Management Club, LMC Cheer Team, LMC Gamers Guild, LMC Literacy Society, Student Nurses Association, Student Senate, and True Real Unique T.R.U.

Community Service and Volunteering

LMC clubs are known to sponsor community service activities throughout the academic year to help give something back to the community. Students are encouraged to participate in various volunteering opportunities in diverse programs such as blood drives, the LMC Volunteer Service Program, United Way of Southwest Michigan, and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Campus Facilities

The Career and Transfer Center at LMC provides a wide range of support in all aspects of workforce development. The center helps offer a smooth transition for students who are either transferring to LMC or transferring from LMC to a four-year college or university. Career exploration, transfer information, local job postings, and other support services are offered.

Richard J. Pappas Student Services Center offers a variety of services for the students to help them throughout their college years. It also offers special services for students with documented disabilities. The center provides guidance in documentation of the disability, coordination of required accommodation, counseling, referrals, and information regarding civil rights. Other services include tutoring, note takers, readers, electronic textbooks, individualized assessment of needs, vocational testing, counseling, vocational guidance and career development activities.

The Student Support Services (SSS) assists students stay in college, graduate and transfer to four-year colleges or universities. The services include academic/transfer advising, study skills workshops, educational development plan, early alert progress reports, assistance with financial aid, social/cultural activities, career connection, and services learning.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Lake Michigan College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 12 and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Division. LMC’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in diverse sports such as baseball, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Sports teams are nicknamed the Indians and school colors are red and gray.

Additional School Information

The Mendel Center for Arts and Technology at LMC features a spacious performing arts auditorium offering a season of Mainstage entertainment; the Hanson Theatre, the Louis and Frederick Upton Telecommunications Center, Executive Training Center, and additional space for workshops, seminars, meetings, tradeshows, and other events.

Bibliography

  • Lake Michigan College. 2011.
  • Schwartz, Jill. Two-Year Colleges 2011. Peterson’s, 2010. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 74th in Michigan and 3544th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Benton Harbor, MI 49022-1899
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population35,153 (28,860 urban / 6,293 rural)
Households13,367 (2.58 people per house)
Median Household Income$25,968
Families8,866 (3.15 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2606

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4137th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,610 $4,035 $5,385
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,320 $1,320 $1,320
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $87 $135 $180
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,530 $6,955 $8,305
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,430 $15,855 $17,205
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,580 $10,005 $11,355

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,480 $3,660 $4,710 $5,010 $5,820 $6,240
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,340 $5,850
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,900 $3,050
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,900 $3,050

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 1 64 26 6 3 410 28 541
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 8 9
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 5 5 10
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Biological and Physical Sciences 5 2 1 36 2 46
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General 3 1 23 2 29
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 1
Casino Management
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 1 1
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 3 5
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Corrections 2 6 1 9
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Dental Assisting/Assistant 10 10
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 13 14
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 2 14 20
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 4
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 4 5
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 1 2 15 18
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies 1 15 3 2 47 9 78
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design 2 2
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 2 4 6
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 1 4 5
Information Technology 4 4
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 3 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 8 8 1 1 86 8 112
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 9 9
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 1 5 2 8
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician 2 11 13
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 11 2 14
Mathematics, General
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 6 1 11 18
Music, General 1 1 2
Network and System Administration/Administrator 11 11
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Engineering
Precision Production, Other 1 1 6 8
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2 12 1 15
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4 2 2 2 40 1 51
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Viticulture and Enology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1059th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $73,999 ($74,630 male / $72,793 female)
Number of FT Faculty 53 (26 male / 27 female)
Number of PT Faculty 291
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,887,384
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