Lake Michigan College

Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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Lake Michigan College is one of the twenty-one public 4-year colleges in Michigan. The campus is located in a rural area, in Benton Harbor.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,477 students attend the school. Every year 14% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Lake Michigan College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,725, and fees were $1,380. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,725 and $1,380 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students3,477
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 48

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1962 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1981 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$102/credit
In State Students$158/credit
Out of State Students$158/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,590 $7,110 $7,110
ADN 70 $7,140 $11,060 $11,060
BSN 125 $12,750 $19,750 $19,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of Lake Michigan College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 57% $4,737
Other Federal Grant 2% $450
State Grant & Scholarships 21% $2,408
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,970
Federal Student Loans 25% $4,372
Private Loans -- $6,000


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,377
$30,001 to $48,000$7,392
$48,001 to $75,000$9,647
$75,001 to $110,000$11,634
Over $110,000$12,196

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.
Lake Michigan College
2755 East Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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