Lake Superior State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,456
3.8% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,568
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.94%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
69.5%
1,767 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,909
77.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
49.5%
202 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 (46 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (42 degrees), and Fishing & Fisheries Sciences & Management (24 degrees).

In 2020, 553 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lake Superior State University. 49.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (471 degrees), 12.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lake Superior State University is $12,456, which is $−15,944 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lake Superior State University is $12,456, which is $−15,944 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,568.

In 2020, 75% of undergraduate students attending Lake Superior State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,456
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lake Superior State University was $12,456. The cost of tuition at Lake Superior State University is $−15,944 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$13,568
2020 Value
10.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lake Superior State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,568. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lake Superior State University grew by 10.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,017
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lake Superior State University was of $9,017 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Lake Superior State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 75% 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.
5.94%
2018 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lake Superior State University was 5.94%, which represents 32 out of the 539 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 1,767 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.82% annual growth. Out of those 1,767 applicants, 1,228 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,909 students enrolled at Lake Superior State University in 2020, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lake Superior State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,228
Accepted Out of 1,767

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lake Superior State University was 69.5% (1,228 admissions from 1,767 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 57.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.82%, while admissions grew by 26.1%.

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SAT Scores

80%
Submission Percentage
267
Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Lake Superior State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lake Superior State University has a total enrollment of 1,909 students. The full-time enrollment at Lake Superior State University is 1,474 students and the part-time enrollment is 435. This means that 77.2% 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 66.6% White, 8.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.52% Hispanic or Latino, 1.31% Asian, 1.2% Black or African American, 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 most commonly White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (30.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (4.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lake Superior State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,909 students. The full-time enrollment at Lake Superior State University is 1,474 and the part-time enrollment is 435. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at Lake Superior State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2020 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Lake Superior State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,272
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    163
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29

The enrolled student population at Lake Superior State University is 66.6% White, 8.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.52% Hispanic or Latino, 1.31% Asian, 1.2% Black or African American, 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 349 students (18.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 3 fewer women than men received degrees from Lake Superior State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lake Superior State University is white (471 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lake Superior State University is Registered Nursing (46 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (42 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 (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (124 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 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 (172,797 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (140,814 people), Police officers (138,201 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (137,639 people), and Postsecondary teachers (127,116 people).

The most specialized majors at Lake Superior State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (124 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and History (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 Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Lake Superior State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (124 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and History (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 (347,746 people), Elementary & secondary schools (312,298 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (269,573 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (170,416 people), and Legal services (118,369 people).

The most specialized majors at Lake Superior State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (124 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), and History (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.
Most Common
  1. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lake Superior State University was Registered Nursing with 46 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

278
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
275
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 278 degrees were awarded to men at Lake Superior State University, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (275).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Lake Superior State University in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 2.35 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Lake Superior State University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 27% 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lake Superior State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    471 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lake Superior State University is white (471 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (39 degrees).

1.08% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    237 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    234 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lake Superior State University is white male (237 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (234 degrees).

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Operations

Lake Superior State University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $732k (2.58%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Lake Superior State University had a total salary expenditure of $49.7M. Lake Superior State University employs 38 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Lake Superior State University are Female Assistant professors (22), Male Associate professors(17), and Male Professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lake Superior State University are: Service, with 50 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.4M
2020 Endowment
2.13%
decline from 2019

Lake Superior State University has an endowment valued at about $28.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lake Superior State University declined 2.13% 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. $199k - Federal
  2. $431k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lake Superior State University received $199k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $431k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.3M
2020 Salaries
0.804%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Lake Superior State University paid a median of $17.3M in salaries, which represents 34.8% of their overall expenditure ($49.7M) and a 0.804% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.211% growth from 2018 and a 1.16% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.66M
Instructional Salaries
93
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lake Superior State University paid a total of $5.66M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lake Superior State University were Assistant professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 23 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lake Superior State University were Service with 50 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 33 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lake Superior State University was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Professor with 16 employees.

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

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