Program Overview

Vision Statement

The vision of The Early College at Lansing Community College is to provide mid-Michigan high school students the opportunity to earn up to two years of college credit or an associate degree as a part of their high school learning experience. We will promote innovation and best practices in education. We will allow for both an inquiry-based teaching philosophy and a tangible career path for our students through our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus. Our students will have a personalized learning experience within a small learning community, a positive school experience and the social and academic tools to successfully continue their education or career.


  • Earn high school diploma and up to 60 college credits, tuition free.
  • Reduce time in college by one year if an associate degree is earned.
  • Successfully transition to a college environment.
  • Potential savings of $25,000-$50,000 (if a student planned to attend a university and lived on campus).


Students must be within one credit of junior status at a participating public high school in the Ingham ISD service area.


The academic program at The Early College is fairly rigorous. Students should expect to have two to three hours of homework each night.


Students will spend their entire school day on LCC's downtown campus for grades 11-13.