Lake Superior State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,232

3.77% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,220

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.21%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

58.2%

1,262 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,963

86.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

45.7%

186 Graduates

About

Lake Superior State University is a higher education institution located in Chippewa County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lake Superior State University were Registered Nursing (50 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (49 degrees), and Fishing & Fisheries Sciences & Management (24 degrees).

In 2017, 570 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lake Superior State University. 48.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (470 degrees), 11.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lake Superior State University is $11,232, which is $-13,962 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lake Superior State University is $11,232, which is $-13,962 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,220.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,232

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lake Superior State University was $11,232. The cost of tuition at Lake Superior State University is $-13,962 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$12,220

2017 Value

10.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lake Superior State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,220. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lake Superior State University grew by 10.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,221

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lake Superior State University was of $8,221 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.231% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Lake Superior State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.23% with respect to 2016, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.21%

2016 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lake Superior State University was 5.21%, which represents 34 out of the 652 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Lake Superior State University received 1,262 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.6% annual decline. Out of those 1,262 applicants, 734 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,963 students enrolled at Lake Superior State University in 2017, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lake Superior State University has an overall enrollment yield of 49.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

734

Accepted Out of 1,262

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lake Superior State University was 58.2% (734 admissions from 1,262 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 90.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -13.6%, while admissions declined by -44.6%.

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SAT Scores

83%

Submission Percentage

294

Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Lake Superior State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lake Superior State University has a total enrollment of 1,963 students. The full-time enrollment at Lake Superior State University is 1,706 students and the part-time enrollment is 257. This means that 86.9% of students enrolled at Lake Superior State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lake Superior State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.1% White, 8.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.83% Hispanic or Latino, 0.866% Black or African American, 0.56% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Lake Superior State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.1%), followed by White Male (39.6%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (4.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lake Superior State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,963 students. The full-time enrollment at Lake Superior State University is 1,706 and the part-time enrollment is 257. This means that 86.9% of students enrolled at Lake Superior State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Lake Superior State University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Lake Superior State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,572

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    162

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36

The enrolled student population at Lake Superior State University is 80.1% White, 8.25% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.83% Hispanic or Latino, 0.866% Black or African American, 0.56% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 36 students (1.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 14 fewer women than men received degrees from Lake Superior State University. The majority of degree recipients at Lake Superior State University are white (470 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lake Superior State University is Registered Nursing (50 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (49 degrees) and Fishing & Fisheries Sciences & Management (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lake Superior State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees awarded), Protective Services (149 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lake Superior State University are Other managers (161,418 people), Police officers (128,583 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (104,598 people), Postsecondary teachers (98,636 people), and Physicians (76,412 people).

The most specialized majors at Lake Superior State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees awarded), Protective Services (149 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lake Superior State University are Physicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Marketing managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Lake Superior State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees awarded), Protective Services (149 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lake Superior State University are Justice, public order, & safety activities (317,051 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (217,863 people), Elementary & secondary schools (207,137 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (149,241 people), and Computer Systems Design (117,275 people).

The most specialized majors at Lake Superior State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (37 degrees awarded), Protective Services (149 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Engineering Technologies (18 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lake Superior State University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lake Superior State University was Registered Nursing with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 292

  2. 278

In 2017, 292 degrees were awarded to men at Lake Superior State University, which is 1.05 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (278).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Lake Superior State University in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 2.17 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Lake Superior State University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.56 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 17% of students graduating from Lake Superior State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lake Superior State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.69% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    470 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lake Superior State University is white (470 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (41 degrees).

0.526% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    240 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    230 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Male

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lake Superior State University is white female (240 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (230 degrees).

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Operations

Lake Superior State University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.55M (6.02%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Lake Superior State University had a total salary expenditure of $49.2M. Lake Superior State University employs 42 Assistant professors, 24 Associate professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at Lake Superior State University are Female Assistant professors (25), Male Associate professors(17), and Male Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lake Superior State University are: Service, with 44 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.8M

2017 Endowment

12.2%

growth from 2016

Lake Superior State University has an endowment valued at about $25.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lake Superior State University grew 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.4M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.62M - Federal

  2. $141k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lake Superior State University received $1.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $141k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.6M

2017 Salaries

5.66%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Lake Superior State University paid a median of $17.6M in salaries, which represents 35.8% of their overall expenditure ($49.2M) and a 5.66% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.23% decline from 2015 and a 5.3% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.86M

Instructional Salaries

97

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lake Superior State University paid a total of $5.86M to 97 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lake Superior State University were Assistant professor with 42 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lake Superior State University were Service with 44 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lake Superior State University was Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Lake Superior State University.

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