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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,824 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
1,460 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
86.3% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
203 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Lake Superior State University is $10,824, which is $3,833 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $10,824, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $7,552 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,030.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Lake Superior State University received 1,460 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.6% annual decline. Out of those 1,460 applicants, 1,325 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,099 students enrolled at Lake Superior State University in 2016, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lake Superior State University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Lake Superior State University has a total enrollment of 2,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Lake Superior State University is 1,811 students and the part-time enrollment is 288. This means that 86.3% 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 79.8% White, 8.72% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.95% Hispanic or Latino, 1.19% Black or African American, 0.48% Asian, 6.62% Non-resident Alien, and 1.29% Unknown.

Students enrolled at Lake Superior State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.3%), followed by White Male (34%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 5 fewer women than men graduated from Lake Superior State University. The majority of students graduating from Lake Superior State University are White. These 489 graduates mean that there were 11.6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian, with 42 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Lake Superior State University is Registered Nursing with 48 graduates, followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 44 graduates and Accounting with 23 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Lake Superior State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Protective Services, with 186 graduates, followed by Natural Resources & Conservation with 29 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 52 graduates.


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Lake Superior State University has an endowment valued at nearly $21.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $388,838 (1.8%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Lake Superior State University had a total expenditure of $50.4M. Of that $50.4M, they spent $20.3M on salaries and $8.67M on benefits.

Lake Superior State University employs 47 Assistant professors, 28 Associate professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at Lake Superior State University are Female Assistant professors (31), Male Associate professors (19), and Male Professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lake Superior State University are: Service, with 44 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 28 employees.



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