Earn the degree or certificate that leads to a great career at Lansing Community College. Ranked the best community college in Michigan, LCC has awesome faculty and staff, a 48-acre downtown campus, cutting-edge, high-tech facilities and labs, and Student Life programs with opportunities for everyone.
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Five Reasons Why LCC is Great
Employers want to hire our graduates because of the hands-on, real-world experience provided by our academic programs.
Delta Air Lines partners with LCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program, and manufacturing and engineering companies from around the world recruit from our Robotics and Automation, Precision Machining, Welding and CIT programs.
Our transfer opportunities are also clearly mapped so students who want to continue their education beyond LCC can do so.
A Great Place to Learn
Specialized learning environments, public art, cultural displays and high-tech labs cater to every student's learning style and lifestyle. Class times and support services are convenient for all students as we offer several locations within the greater Lansing area, early morning to late evening classes, programs that can be completed 100 percent online, as well as dedicated tutors, faculty and staff who are ready to help you succeed.
Small Class Sizes
Smaller classes provide you with the opportunity to get to know your instructor, work with classmates, ask questions and get plenty of hands-on experience with new technology. The average LCC class has 20 students.
Your success is our priority. That's why students are matched with success coaches who provide one-on-one support and coaching, and who will connect you with resources on-and-off campus. Also, most course have 24/7 live, online tutors so there's never a moment when your questions go unanswered!
Schools.com ranked us the #1 community college in Michigan because we offer outstanding programs and useful student success resources, at the best value. We have one of the lowest in-district tuition rates in Michigan, which is about $4,300 per full-time academic year. Our in-state tuition rate per full-time academic year is about $7,500, but generous scholarships and our expert financial aid staff can help cut down costs. Many LCC courses are switching to free, online textbooks and learning resources to help keep student costs down as well.
Questions about getting started?
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Contact the Admissions & Student Engagement Team with any questions, comments or issues you may have. They are enrollment experts who are ready to guide you through the admissions steps and help you discover LCC programs or courses.
Classes and programs are affordable, easily transfer to four-year schools and are taught by faculty who are experts in their fields.
If you are like most students, you are probably asking:
What classes or programs are right for me?
Can I afford this?
LCC's average one year (two semesters), full-time enrollment cost is around $4,300 for an in-district resident and $7,800 for an in-state student. At four-year universities, you could be paying upwards of $10,000 a year in tuition alone. A cost comparison is featured below.
LCC offers scholarships, grants, work-study and tuition payment plans to help you fund your education. Learn more ways to cover your education costs at lcc.edu/fa.
What if I'm not comfortable taking classes online?
Online learning may not be everyone's first choice. To address this, LCC has taken extra steps in adapting its online courses for all learning styles. While online learning often takes more discipline, LCC faculty, academic success coaches, professional tutors, Library staff, advisors, and student support staff are dedicated to ensuring your success online. We are with you every step of the way.
Start Here, Transfer There
Prepare for transfer to four-year universities by completing online general education classes at LCC. Highly transferable classes give you a smart start with high-quality online instruction and low tuition rates.
General Transfer Program
- Complete online in four semesters
- Cost $7,786 In-District
Cost $14,557 In-State
- Financial aid and scholarships available
Students who start at LCC, then transfer to a four-year university, often save $13,000 to $30,000** on bachelor's degree programs.
* This estimate is based on the minimum number of billing hours (61) required for the degree, based on registration rates effective Fall 2020, does not include course fees, online fees or books.
** depending on residency, housing options, university tuition and program
Online Degrees and Certificates
Train for your future career online. Choose your major and be on your way to earning in as little as one year.
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Average annual full-time tuition for in-district students is just $4,300.Calculate Your Tuition
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