Lake Superior State University

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School Overview

Lake Superior State University, also referred to locally as Lake Superior State, Lake State or LSSU, is a public university located in the northeastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the city of Sault Ste. With a total annual enrollment of roughly 3,000 students, it’s Michigan’s smallest public university. Given its promixity to the city of Ontario, Canada, many of its students are Canadian. Due to its close relationship with its neighbor to the north, LSSU flies both the American and Canadian flags.

LSSU offer several popular academic programs but some of its most popular include engineering, fisheries and wildlife management, environmental sciences, chemistry, geology, teacher education, nursing, business administration, criminal justice and fire science. LSSU is also the only school in the state to offer an accredited degree in environmental health. Other popular undergraduate degree programs at LSSU include legal and paralegal studies, recreation management, forensic sciences, and business management.

While LSSU offers master’s degree programs and certificates, it is primarily an undergraduate institution that grants associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. LSSU also offers several educational programs through a joint partnership with Algoma University and Sault College, both located in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario. In addition to its main campus in Sault Ste. Michigan, LSSU has satellite campuses and learning centers in Escanaba, Gaylord, Petoskey, and most recently in Dearborn.

General Information

Admission Office

650 West Easterday Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1699

(906) 635-2231

(888) 800-5778

Fax: (906) 635-6696



Contact: Susan Camp

Director of Admissions
Main Address

650 West Easterday Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1699

(906) 632-6841

www.lssu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,564

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 512

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,528

Graduate enrollment: 18

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Management Information Systems A
Office Management A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Support Specialist C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Information processing C

Education

Early Childhood Education A,B
Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

Engineering

Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General A
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Engineering/Industrial Management B
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Emergency Medical Technology C
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Practical C
Recreational Therapy B
Substance Abuse Counseling A

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Fishing/Fisheries B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A,B
Natural Resources Management/Policy A,B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness A
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B
Forensic Chemistry B
Geology B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,B
Law Enforcement Administration A,B

Social Sciences

International Relations C
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Lake Superior State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(906) 632-6841
Website:www.lssu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.lssu.edu/admissions/applying.php
Address:650 W Easterday Ave, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,099
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):42%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,962 (93% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$11,019
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,019
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,830

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Lake Superior State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lake Superior State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services38
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services23
Education1171
Engineering4
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields13
English Language and Literature/Letters3
Health Professions and Related Programs224
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service46
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation13
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies13
Physical Sciences4
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total318661

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Lake Superior State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service33
Grand total33

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lake Superior State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,019
Out-of-state$11,019
Books and supplies$1,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid40496%
Grant or scholarship aid36486%$9,830
Student loan aid25059%$6,167

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,60271%$8,302
Federal student loans1,25956%$6,769

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lake Superior State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lake Superior State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,460623837
Percent admitted100%91%91%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%30%24%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lake Superior State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,099
Undergraduate enrollment2,099
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lake Superior State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

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