Lake Michigan College

Lake Michigan College

Lake Michigan College, also known as LMC, is a regional two-year community college located in Berrien County, Michigan. It was founded in 1946 within the city of Benton Harbor. The campus is home to the Mendel Center for Arts and Technology, which is a multipurpose theater and facility. The college offers several degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

Lake Michigan College fields a variety of men's and women's sports teams and is a member of the NJCAA Region 12 and the MCCAA Western Division. The sports teams participate in several sports which include basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball. The teams are nicknamed as the Indians.

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Contacting Lake Michigan College

Lake Michigan College
2755 E Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor , MI 49022-1899
General Phone: (269) 927-3571

Lake Michigan College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts89foreign language and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, geography, political science, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine74EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management39business management, accounting, MIS, marketing
Science25biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Medical Support and Technology23health service and sciences, dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, cardiovascular tech, radiographer
Production Trades18machinist, precision production
Education and Teaching13elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Office and Administration12administrative assistant, executive secretary, office data entry
Computer Science and Engineering7information technology, computer programming, computer networking
Engineering Technician7electronics tech, plastics engineering tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Medical Administration6medical office assistant
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art
Hospitality3hospitality management, tourism and travel
Security and Law Enforcement3corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Mechanics and Repair1appliance repair, industrial mechanics
Law1legal secretary
Medicine0medical preparatory
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Science and Laboratory Technician0nuclear tech
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Art Studies0art studies
Therapy and Counseling0psychology
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Lake Michigan College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree30256
Award of less than 1 academic year111
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2719

Lake Michigan College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lake Michigan College had a total enrollment of 3,740 students (2,203 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 18%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 25%
20-21 13%
22-24 10%
25-29 10%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Lake Michigan College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 29 %

Lake Michigan College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Benton Harbor, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lake Michigan College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,170
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,190
Books and supplies $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Lake Michigan College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 227700)

Lake Michigan College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3026

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year30$75,46826$74,460
All faculty totalacademic year30$75,46826$74,460

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lake Michigan College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01414

Lake Michigan College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Precision Production, Other

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Lake Michigan College Highlights

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What Sets Lake Michigan College Apart:

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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% of degrees in music
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Top 19%Lake Michigan College % of degrees in science
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Top 20%Lake Michigan College Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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