About Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College is a 2-year community college offering associate degrees, certificates, and a wide range of continuing education and business and industry training.
Some facts about Lake Michigan College:
- LMC’s nursing program is the only nationally accredited associate degree nursing program in southwestern Michigan. The program has a long history of excellence with graduates surpassing national registered nursing licensure pass rates averages for ten consecutive years (2004-2014).
- LMC recently received a rating of AA+ from Standard & Poor’s, making it their highest rated community college in Michigan. The vote of confidence from S&P will save the College about $200,000 in interest.
- In 2014, the Higher Learning Commission approved LMC's request to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Production and Distribution Management.
- The 2014 Fall Semester brought a new era at Lake Michigan College marked by the opening of Beckwith Hall, the first on-campus residence hall on the Napier Avenue Campus.
- During a five-year Title III grant transforming LMC’s science program, the number of students majoring in science increased by almost 50%. The grant ended in the fall of 2012.
- LMC is the first of only two colleges or universities in Michigan to be designated an All Steinway Institution, demonstrating a commitment to excellence by providing our students and faculty with the best equipment possible for the study of music.
- The LMC Mendel Center serves over 100,000 patrons each year through Mainstage performances, trade shows, business meetings, and social events.
- Over 7,000 credit and non-credit students are served annually by the College.
- In 2005-2006, 1,100 high school students earned college credit through Early College programs.
- Each year, approximately one-third of LMC students received some type of financial aid.
- A 50-acre natural area of the Napier Avenue Campus serves as a science learning lab and as a wildlife sanctuary.
- Over 30 LMC courses are offered in an online format.
- An Honors Program provides additional challenge to students who excel academically.
- Partnerships with Siena Heights University and Western Michigan University - Southwest provide access to over 20 bachelor and master degree programs on the LMC campuses.
- Annually, LMC's Workforce Training Institute division serves more than 50 companies and 2,000 non-credit students.
- LMC works with over 30 high schools to provide Early College direct credit and dual enrollment classes that allow students to earn college credit while still in high school.
- Seven intercollegiate athletic teams fielded by LMC provide over 70 students each year the opportunity to pursue their academic and athletic talents at the college level.