Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste Marie, MI

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,593
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 73.29%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 33.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.9% (2012)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,069
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 950 - 1160

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 18 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 52.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 27.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 15.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 9.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 47.8%
Black: 0.8%
Hispanic: 1.3%
Asian: 0.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 5.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 0.0%
Non-resident alien: 1.3%
Unknown race: 42.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $24,374
In-State tuition: $13,200
Out-of-State tuition: $13,200

Estimated books and supplies: $900 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,516 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,050 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,000 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,050 (2022)

Average Family Income: $66,874 (2017)
Median Family Income: $49,053 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 30.2%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 47.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,250 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $246 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,224
$30k-48k $8,770
$48k-75k $14,339
$75k-110k $17,725
$110k+ $18,401

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 30%
6-year graduation rate: 52%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,979 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 68.1% (2015)
@3 year 75.0% (2017)
@5 year 74.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 50.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 50.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $39,446 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,275 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 14
Associate's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 11
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 8
Bachelor's Degree Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management. 37 $25,250 $239 $25,420 ($2,118) $41,188 ($3,432)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 5
Associate's Degree Computer Science. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 7
Bachelor's Degree Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. 8
Associate's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 2
Associate's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 4
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 18
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 15 $26,901 $68,235 ($5,686)
Associate's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 1
Associate's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 3
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 3
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Literature. 1
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 30 $16,881 $175 $42,690 ($3,558)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 8
Associate's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 14 $38,892 ($3,241) $43,488 ($3,624)
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 21 $24,301 $207 $42,553 ($3,546) $41,917 ($3,493)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 3
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 7
Bachelor's Degree History. 3
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 6
Associate's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 13
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 24
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 8
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 15 $43,415 ($3,618)
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 21 $14,375 $148 $55,016 ($4,585)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 36 $22,852 $239 $41,997 ($3,500) $55,447 ($4,621)
Associate's Degree Fire Protection. 5 $62,245 ($5,187)
Bachelor's Degree Fire Protection. 17 $60,210 ($5,018)
Associate's Degree Homeland Security. 16 $21,875 $232 $54,450 ($4,538)
Bachelor's Degree Homeland Security. 5
Associate's Degree Social Work. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 1
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 10
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 4
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 4
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 2
Associate's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 1
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 42 $27,000 $265 $61,758 ($5,147) $59,907 ($4,992)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 5


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $62,073
Full time faculty: 93%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $28,423,001 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $37,600,988 (2022)