Lakeland is an innovative university that works with students to turn their goals into reality. We value hard work, and our award-winning Cooperative Education program is providing a new way for students to earn a bachelor’s degree. Our flexible learning options give students the freedom to work, participate in athletics and clubs/organizations and create lifelong relationships. Since our founding in 1862, we have been a leader in finding ways to help students make their dreams come true.
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Students get involved for many different reasons based on their individual needs and desires. What you get out of it varies with your individual contribution, but most students say they receive great personal success and have the most fun of their life being involved in college!
Our student-athletes are a force to be reckoned with, as our men's and women's teams and individuals compete in NCAA Division III baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
Cooperative education is an exciting new way to earn a Lakeland degree, earn valuable professional experience, and control the cost of college. Lakeland is the only school in the Midwest fully offering cooperative education.
Every college and university says they care about student success, but Lakeland backs it up with words and action. The latest example is our highly progressive "Student Engagement Advocates" initiative.
Your student, along with every other Lakeland University traditional undergraduate student, is assigned a Student Engagement Advocate. The advocates are dedicated professionals who provide personal support across many platforms to help your student succeed — at Lakeland and beyond.
Community service isn’t what we do. It’s who we are. When you’re a Lakeland Muskie, helping others and making your community a better place is in your DNA. We encourage our students to participate in community service, because it aligns with our identity as a university. We think it’s a very important part of a student’s overall development into a well-rounded, civic-minded citizen.
Knowing what is the best next step to advance your career and education can be tricky. That’s why Lakeland is offering this Pro-Year program. At Lakeland, we are equipped to help you discover your direction at a pace you’re completely comfortable with – while also ensuring you don’t take on unnecessary student debt.
As a Pro-Year student, Lakeland will help you secure a position with one of our premiere employers. You will have the opportunity to earn 8 experiential learning credits towards your bachelor's degree over the fall and spring semesters, allowing you to keep your academic momentum going while taking a break from traditional homework and tests.