Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at LSC are mostly White with a small Multiracial population. The school has very low racial diversity. 16% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lake Superior College students
Race Percent of Students
White 84%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 19% more female students than male students enrolled at Lake Superior College with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, LSC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Lake Superior College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for Lake Superior College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,406
Women 2,875

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

LSC serves a very low number of students outside of Minnesota, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lake Superior College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,713 per year

44% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
5,281
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 35%
Part time Undergrads 46.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173461 IPEDS survey data for Lake Superior College.