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419 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48901-7210
p. 517-483-1957
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Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes)

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Academics

For students in the Greater Lansing area that want to increase their employability by taking rigorous and relevant career courses, or for beginning college students who want to start their college experience in a nurturing, low-key environment, Lansing Community College is a good solution. The college has a mix of career technical and academic programs aimed at improving the local work force and preparing students for a four-year college.

Michigan is currently in the throes of an economic shift, as the automobile industry retools and jobs once available in the industry become more scarce. Community colleges like LCC are vital to the state’s interest in retraining the work force to adapt to a more diversified economy.

Lansing Community College offers about 100 degree programs and more than 90 career certificate programs. The career certificate programs give students a credential in a specific employment field they can use to demonstrate to employers they have a recognized skill in this field. Career certificate programs allow workers to quickly gain certification in career fields, allowing them to quickly find a new job if they’ve been displaced from an old one, or increase their value to their current organization.

The most popular majors at Lansing Community College are liberal arts, health professions, business marketing, computer and information sciences and visual and performing arts.

One interesting program the college offers is a sign language program. LCC has strong connections to the deaf community, and the offering of this program is a sign of this link.

The college’s health programs are also strong, and it is estimated that the college produces 75 percent of the area’s health care workers.

In addition to the traditional two-year college program at Lansing Community College, the institution also allows students to work toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partnering universities from its downtown Lansing University Center. This allows many non-traditional students who don’t have the option of moving from their jobs and families to attend a four-year university the opportunity to obtain a four-year or master’s degree at home in Lansing. The college’s university partners include: Siena Heights University, Ferris State University, Lawrence Technological University, Northwood University, University of Michigan-Flint, and Western Michigan University.

A large number of Lansing Community College students use the college as their first step toward a four-year degree. Like most community colleges, Lansing Community College offers core academic programs that most four-year college students take in their first two years of college. However, attending Lansing Community College allows those students to take those courses at a much less expensive rate than they would if they attended a four-year college or university. In addition to the reduced costs, many Lansing high school graduates benefit from completing their first years of college at home because it gives them a chance to get used to the demands of college life before moving out of mom and dad’s house. About 6,000 Lansing Community College students transfer to larger four-year universities each year. The college has articulation agreements with 48 colleges and universities inside and outside Michigan that ensure credits transfer from one institution to another.

Lansing Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The NCA accredits schools in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The NCA also accredits schools in the Navajo nation. More than 1,000 colleges are accredited by the NCA.

The college maintains an educational outreach outside the campus, providing educational opportunities to K-12 students such as Saturday School and gifted programs and also provides non-credit educational opportunities for adults as well.

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Admissions

Lansing Community College has a very liberal admissions policy. Admission is non-competitive, so virtually 100 percent of students who apply are accepted. The college accepts all adults 18 or older whether they have a high school diploma or not. The college may require students who do not have a high school diploma to take some remedial classes before they can take academic courses.

Lansing Community College also accepts some high school and home school students through dual enrollment and other programs.

The college has a rolling application deadline, but high school seniors are encouraged to get applications submitted quickly so they can be first in line for scholarship opportunities.

There may be special admission requirements for certain programs at the college such as its health science programs, aviation, music, police academy and fire academy programs.

Financial Aid

Students applying to Lansing Community College are eligible for federal grants and student loans. There are also a number of grants and scholarships offered by the state of Michigan, the university and other organizations that students may be eligible for. The Lansing Community College Foundation alone gave out more than $580,000 in scholarships in 2010.

For example, each year the college awards 36 students who have a solid record of academic performance honors programs scholarships, which cover up to $1,275 per semester in tuition. Michigan’s HOPE scholarship provides Lansing middle and high school students with two years’ free tuition if they finish high school.

The university’s office of financial aid also stands ready to help students find other grants and scholarships they may be eligible for.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Students

Lansing Community College is the third largest community college in Michigan, with about 21,000 students of a diverse variety of backgrounds. The college has a large population of non-traditional students, that is students over the traditional college age. In fact, the average age at Lansing Community College is 29.

To better serve these students, most of whom have jobs and families that preclude them from keeping a traditional college schedule, the college offers courses at night and online to better allow access to its educational programs. The college has a 42-acre campus in downtown Lansing, Mich. The college also has a West Campus and East Campus. The college also maintains a number of other centers off the campuses.

Being located in a state capital has its advantages. LCC students have a number of career, cultural, entertainment and other opportunities to take advantage of. One popular Lansing, Mich. attraction is the Common Ground Festival, held in July. This week-long music festival typically pulls in top music acts. The last festival featured Snoop Dogg, Kelly Pickler and REO Speedwagon. Lansing also has many museums and the Potter Park Zoo.

Perhaps the heart of the campus is the Abel B. Sykes Technology and Learning Center, a 155,000 sq. ft. facility that contains a library and computer lab, among other educational facilities.

There are more than 30 campus organizations and clubs at Lansing Community College, including academic and professional groups and special interest groups such as a gay-straight alliance and Bahai group. There are no Greek fraternities or sororities on campus.

The college also has a campus newspaper, The Lookout, as well as a student-run television station and radio station. LCC’s student body is 55 percent female. Whites make up the majority of the college’s students, but there is also a sizable African American contingent on campus, and other racial groups are represented. There are also a number of international students at LCC.

Like most community colleges, LCC does not provide on-campus housing for students. However, the college’s student life office maintains listings of off-campus housing.

Lansing Community College strives to provide a safe learning environment for students. The college provides 24-hour security and there is a late night transportation and escort service provided.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Lansing Community College is a member of the NJCAA and is part of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

The college’s teams include men’s cross country, basketball, softball, baseball and track and field. Women can compete in cross country, volleyball, basketball, track and field, softball and baseball. The school also fields a competitive club hockey team. This team competes in American Collegiate Hockey Association games and is a memberof the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference.

The college has a strong athletic tradition and in 2008-2009 produced six All Americans. The college’s teams have won NJCAA championships and make perennial apperances in tournaments. Lansing Community College’s athletic teams are known as the Stars. College colors are blue and silver.

Traditions

The college has a tradition of supporting educational opportunities for veterans and the college emphasizes its connection to veterans with a 9 by 20 veteran’s memorial wall on campus.

The university also has a popular annual Caribbean Festival that is the kick off to the college’s annual Welcome Week. The festival typically draws thousands and allows college students and the public to sample Caribbean culture and food.

Additional School Information

Lansing Community College has recently been in the process of eliminating or merging some programs as it seeks to cope with budget cuts and changing work force needs. The cuts have eliminated or merged some long standing vocational programs, such as the auto repair and collision programs and some arts programs.

Bibliography

Gonsher, Debra A., and Joshua Halberstam. The community college guide: the essential reference from application to graduation. Dallas, Tex.: BenBella Books, 2009. Print.

" Lansing Community College – Where Success Begins." Lansing Community College – Where Success Begins. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2011. <http://www.lcc.edu/>.

The College Board College Handbook, 2010 . 47th ed. New York: College Board, 2009. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 68th in Michigan and 3437th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Michigan and 77th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.00
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery 2 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 56 0.27
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 14 0.07

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 796 0.70
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 8 0.01
Forcible Rape 90 0.08
Robbery 275 0.24
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,650 1.44
Larceny 2,397 2.10
Vehicle theft 240 0.21

Carnegie Foundation Classification

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

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2608

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4025th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,490 $4,980 $7,470
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $230 $230 $230
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $83 $166 $249
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 $3,880 $6,370 $8,860
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,580 $20,070 $22,560
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,480 $12,970 $15,460

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,570 $2,630 $4,940 $5,060 $7,310 $7,490
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $800(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 $7,100(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,800 $4,100
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,800 $4,100

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 22 248 110 71 32 2,695 416 3,661
Accounting 7 1 8
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 3 1 1 20 5 31
Accounting and Related Services, Other 1 1 6 8
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 4 1 1 2 27 3 40
Adult Development and Aging 5 6
African-American/Black Studies 1 1
Agricultural Business and Management, General 3 1 4
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 16 1 17
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 11 3 15
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 1 1 2
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 1 9 2 13
Apparel and Textile Manufacture 2 2
Architectural Technology/Technician 3 1 4
Architecture and Related Services, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2 2
Art/Art Studies, General 3 1 4
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 1 5 2 8
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 5 21 26
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 16 3 20
Banking and Financial Support Services 3 1 26 6 37
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 12 12
Biotechnology 10 10
Broadcast Journalism 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 11 2 72 14 102
Business/Commerce, General 1 9 1 11
Carpentry/Carpenter 2 1 5 8
Chemical Technology/Technician 5 1 6
Chemistry, General 2 2
Child Care Provider/Assistant 3 1 3 39 5 51
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 2 82 7 91
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 19 19
Community Organization and Advocacy 22 2 2 50 8 85
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 4 5 4 33 2 49
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 3 3 2 20 6 34
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 1 11 3 15
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 2 1 16 1 20
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5 5 10
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 10 10
Corrections 4 1 8 3 16
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 46 3 51
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation 2 1 5 5 14
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 1 3 2 6
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 20 2 23
Design and Visual Communications, General 2 2
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 2 21 5 28
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 7 8
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce 2 1 3
Economics, General 1 3 4
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
Electrician 2 12 6 20
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 1 1 33 4 41
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 2 1 74 10 93
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 1 1 32 1 35
Engine Machinist 2 2
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 1 4 5
Engineering, General 1 3 1 5
English Language and Literature, General 1 1
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 2 3
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 4 4
Fashion Merchandising 5 2 7
Fashion and Fabric Consultant 1 1
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 1
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 3 2 1 30 7 44
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 1 2
French Language and Literature 1 1
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 1 1
Geography 1 1
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 1
Graphic Design 2 18 6 26
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 1 2 1 19 1 26
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 1 3 1 12 2 19
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 5 6
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 3 23 3 30
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 1 11 4 16
Histologic Technician 11 2 13
History, General 1 1 2
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 2 1 16 2 21
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 2 7 2 11
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Interior Design 5 4 9
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1 5 7
Japanese Language and Literature 1 1
Juvenile Corrections 6 1 7
Labor and Industrial Relations
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 1
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 1 1 35 6 46
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 2 3 7 3 1 110 11 139
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4 57 32 14 11 572 90 797
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 2 8 6 2 2 129 33 184
Lineworker 16 1 17
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 2 2
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician 2 2
Management Information Systems, General
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 2 1 1 25 3 32
Mathematics, General 8 1 9
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 1 1 9 2 13
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 1 9 1 12
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 1 2 1 22 3 30
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 1 1
Music Management 2 3
Music, General 2 14 2 21
Music, Other 3 3
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 1 1
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 27 10 12 203 25 289
Office Management and Supervision 3 1 6 1 11
Ornamental Horticulture 2 2
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 9 3 29 6 47
Philosophy 1 1
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 7 9 1 68 12 101
Photography 1 1 1 36 5 44
Political Science and Government, General 3 3
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General 1 1 1 11 3 18
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 2 1 1 19 2 26
Real Estate 6 1 7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 6 2 7 160 18 195
Restaurant/Food Services Management 6 1 1 11 2 21
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 5 1 1 8 3 18
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 1
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 1 1 2 1 5
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 2 43 3 49
Social Sciences, General 1 6 7
Sociology 1 4 1 6
Solar Energy Technology/Technician 1 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 1
Surgical Technology/Technologist 14 6 20
Surveying Technology/Surveying 5 1 6
Teacher Assistant/Aide 2 16 18
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 1 1
Tourism and Travel Services Management 2 1 3 6
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 2 3
Welding Technology/Welder 1 2 28 3 34
Writing, General 1 2 2 5

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1048th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $74,184 ($72,770 male / $60,075 female)
Number of FT Faculty 184 (87 male / 97 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,808
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $14,768,400

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