Outside view of Napier Avenue Campus

About Lake Michigan College

Lake Michigan College is a 2-year community college offering bachelor and associate degrees, certificates, and a wide range of continuing education and workforce 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

District and Millage

The College's district includes all of Berrien County, Covert Township, and the South Haven Public Schools district, all in southwest lower Michigan. Residents of the district pay 1.7854 mills in support of College operations. LMC will place a millage proposal on the 2016 general election ballot.