Lansing Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 40010 Lansing, MI 48901-7210
Tel: (517)483-1957
Free: 800-644-4LCC
Admissions: (517)483-1058
Fax: (517)483-9668
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Michigan Department of Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 28-acre urban campus. Endowment: $3.5 million. Total enrollment: 19,471. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 10,810 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 6,203 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 13,268 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 69 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 18% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international students or allied health, fire science, automotive technologies, law enforcement programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1705 full-time, $55 per contact hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2728 full-time, $88 per contact hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3720 full-time, $120 per contact hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $40 full-time, $20 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 145 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 25% of eligible men and 75% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Marketing, Legal Assistants Club, Student Nursing Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Advising Club. Major annual events: Graduation, Student Recognition Banquet, Welcome Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Abel Sykes Technology and Learning Center plus 1 other with 98,125 books, 4,900 microform titles, 600 serials, 11,653 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 1,146 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Named capital of the state in 1847, Lansing is well-known for its automotive industries. Over two-thirds of its products are gas engines, automobile parts, drop forgings and castings. The State Historical Museum is located here. The area has golf courses, theatres, a baseball team, museums, parks, and a riverfront walk. Excellent part-time employment is available for students.

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