LCC ranked No. 1 in online programs offered by Michigan two-year colleges

Lansing Community College is No. 1. Again.

The Community for Accredited Online Schools recently released its 2017 list of best online college programs in Michigan, and ranked LCC first among 12 other two-year colleges that made the grade. The ranking positions LCC alongside 36 four-year schools deemed the best of online programs in the state, including Michigan State University, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.

This is the second No. 1 ranking for LCC in fewer than six months. The recent accolade from—a leading resource for information on higher education—follows LCC's November 2016 ranking by as the top community college out of 27 public two-year institutions in Michigan.

"Making back-to-back best lists demonstrates our commitment to student success and to innovative delivery methods for effective 21st century learning," says LCC President Brent Knight. "We are proud to be among the educational leaders providing access to quality education that leads to bright futures—both for our students and our state."

Colleges and programs on the list must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit schools. Each college is also analyzed and ranked based on data in areas like availability of academic resources, student-teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid opportunities.

"Students in Michigan have more options than ever for pursuing certificates or degrees on line," says LCC Board Chair Andrew Abood."LCC shows time and again that the best combination of quality education, academic resources and online programming is often right in your own back yard, so-to-speak."

Lansing Community College is Michigan’s third largest community college with nearly 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a university, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. For more information, visit

Source: Devon Bradley, Public Relations, Lansing Community College
Writer: Ann Kammerer, News Editor

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