Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
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Lake Superior State University is one of the twenty-one public 4-year colleges in Michigan. The campus is located in Sault Ste Marie town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,963 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 361 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 242 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 67%). Every year 44% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Lake Superior State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $11,232, and fees were $195. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,232 and $195 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,963
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 9 41
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 9
Associate's degree 0 5

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1984 - 06/30/2016
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
02/09/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1073 to 1260
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements 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$468/credit
In State Students$468/credit
Out of State Students$468/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 $21,060 $21,060 $21,060
ADN 70 $32,760 $32,760 $32,760
BSN 125 $58,500 $58,500 $58,500
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, 95% of Lake Superior State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 35% $4,111
Other Federal Grant 9% $570
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $6,710
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 79% $5,606
Federal Student Loans 59% $5,351
Private Loans 8% $9,545


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$6,466
$30,001 to $48,000$8,276
$48,001 to $75,000$13,793
$75,001 to $110,000$16,139
Over $110,000$17,079

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.
Lake Superior State University
650 W Easterday Ave
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

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