Michigan Community Colleges

Lake Michigan College

Benton Harbor

Mission statement

The philosophy of Lake Michigan College, an institution of higher education, is founded on the belief that education is for all who wish to develop their potential. It is fundamental that a community college assist in meeting the educational, career, cultural, wellness and recreational needs of the community it serves. This involves a five-fold obligation:
  • to provide for the educational aspirations, needs and learning expectations of the individual and the community;
  • to provide for the occupational needs and desires of the learner and the community;
  • to provide for the cultural interests and the wellness and recreational needs of the individual, and thus contribute to the development of effective citizens;
  • to provide an assurance of quality in programs and in people;
  • to develop an international perspective that prepares students, and develop employees and community members for a world economy and global citizenship.

Math courses offered

Additional information forthcoming

At a Glance

School Type
District-supported 2-year, founded 1946, part of Michigan Department of Education
Small-town 260-acre campus
Endowment $5.0 million
Coed, 4,043 undergraduate students, 31% full-time, 60% women. 40% men
Undergraduates 1,235 full-time, 2,808 part-time.
Students come from 5 states and territories, 2% are from out of state, 15% African American. 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% Hispanic American, 1 % Native American, 0.9% international.
Freshmen Admission: 826 applied, 629 admitted, 629 enrolled.
Average high school GPA: 2.62.
Test scores: SAT verbal scores over 500: 75%; SAT math scores over 500: 75%; ACT scores over 18: 66%; SAT math scores over 600: 25%; ACT scores over 24: 8%; ACT scores over 30: 2%.
Faculty Total: 227, 26% full-time. Student/faculty ratio: 18:1.

Majors Accounting technology and bookkeeping; administrative assistant and secretarial science; business administration and management; computer and information sciences; criminal justice/police science; data processing and data processing technology; dental assisting; drafting and design technology; early childhood education; electrical, electronic and communications engineering technology; electromechanical technology; graphic design, hospitality adminis tration; industrial technology; legal administrative assistant/secretary, liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies; machine tool technology; marketing/marketing management; medical administrative assistant and medical secretary; medical office assistant; medical radiologic technology; nuclear/nuclear power technol ogy; nursing (registered nurse training): plastics engineering technology; preci sion production trades.Academics calendar: semesters.

Degrees: certificates and associate.

Special study options: academic remediation for entering students, adultlcontinuing education programs, honors programs, part-time degree program, student designed majors, summer session for credit.

Lake Michigan College Library with 79,000 titles, 280 serial subscrip tions.

Computers on Campus
124 computers available on campus for general student use.Student Life Housing: college housing not available.

Activities and Organizations: drama/theater group, choral group, Hospitality Club, International Club, Pride Club II, DECA. Student services: personal/psychological counseling, women's center.

Athletics Member NJCAA. Intercollegiate sports: baseball M(s), basketball M(s)/W(s), softball W(s), volleyball W(s).Costs (2006-07)

Tuition: area resident $2175 full-time. $73 per credit hour part-time; state resident $3060 full-time, $102 per credit hour part-time; nonresi dent $4080 full-time, $136 per credit hour part-time. Required ,tees: $930 full-time, $31 per credit hour part-time.

Financial Aid Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2004, 105 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1200). 176 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $1200).

Applying Options: common application, early admission, deferred entrance. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview.

Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers).
Notification: continuous (freshmen).Freshmen Application Contact Ms. Julie Bruns, Assistant Registrar, Lake Michigan College, 2755 East Napier, Benton Harbor, MI 49022-1899. Phone: 616-927-8100 Ext. 5083. Toll, free phone: 500-252-1LMC.