Lewis College of Business Details

Email Address fgillespie@lewiscollege.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 17370 Meyers Road
City Detriot
State Michigan
Zip 48235
Phone 313-862-6300
Total Enrollment 191
Motto Learn, conquer, Become
Level of Selectivity noncompetitve
Location Located in northwest Detroit, Lewis College of Business (LCB) is one block north of West McNichols and is easily accessible from the John C. Lodge Freeway (U.S. 10). The city of Detroit is served by mass air, bus, and rail and provides local transportation via city bus lines. Detroit offers many cultural, recreational, and social activities, such as dance clubs, the Metroparks, boat trips on the Detroit River, and a recognized escape route on the Underground Railroad. It is within minutes of Canada and 4 hours from Niagara Falls. The Motor City, as it is sometimes called, plays host to major recording artists, the symphony, the orchestra, and major-league sports.
History Lewis College of Business, Detroitís first black-owned business school, is a two-year, private, coed business college. LCB began at the onset of the Great Depression in 1928, when Dr. Violet T. Lewis, an African-American woman, began the school in Indianapolis, Indiana. At that time, the segregation laws did not allow African-American students the opportunity for postsecondary education. In 1938, Dr. Lewis was asked by the Detroit Chamber of Commerce to consider opening a business school in Detroit, Michigan. Finding no vocational schools in Detroit that would accept African-American students, she opened a branch of the school in 1939. In 1978, the Indianapolis branch merged with the Detroit branch to form the present school. The Lewis College of Business has since stood firm in its premier objective of providing higher education to African Americans. Recognizing the institutionís historical significance, the Michigan Historical Commission erected a Michigan historical marker in 1987 at the first permanent site of the College in Detroit. That same year, the U.S. Secretary of Education designated Lewis College of Business as a Historically Black College and University (HBCU); LCB is one of four HBCUs in the northeast section of the country. LCB offers both academic and technical programs that provide entry into the job market or transfer privileges to a senior college. Lewis is committed to serving students in business-related professions and meeting the academic, cultural, and vocational needs of students from a wide range of academic preparations and backgrounds.
Band Program No
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Lewis College of Business is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS) to award the Associate of Arts degree. The school also awards certificates in typing and stenography.
Costs per Year 2000Ė01 Tuition: $2500 Room and board: none Special fees: $175 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $3375
In State Tuition 2500
Out of State Tuition 2500
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 87 Total amount of scholarships and grants: $500,000
Financial-Aid Deadline Continuous notification; July 15 (priority)
Admission Deadline Rolling admission; September (fall); January (spring).
Entrance Requirements Students must graduate from an accredited high school (or equivalent), submit an official high school transcript, and take a college placement test. A $15 application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: Rolling admission; September (fall); January (spring). Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Lewis College of Business, 17370 Meyers Road, Detroit, Michigan 48235; Telephone: 313-862-6300 Ext. 239, 240, or 203; Fax: 313-862-1027=.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 60 credit hours and completion of the core requirements, including 3 hours of mathematics, one computer course, and a minimum 2.0 GPA, for the Associate of Arts degree; a minimum of 30 credit hours and completion of the core requirements for certificates.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 191
Diversity 51
Student Life Campus Regulations: Class attendance is required. Campus Services: Personal and psychological counseling, career planning and placement, comprehensive typing lab, and comprehensive computer lab. Campus Activities: Social activities include chorale. Students may get involved in the student-run newspaper. Special annual events include Founderís Day observance, the Black History Month Observation, and the schoolís annual parade. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association and several sororities, including one national sorority. Housing Availability: None
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 36 Student-teacher ratio: 13:1 Full-time faculty members: 27 Part-time faculty members: 8 Percentage of faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 82
Athletic Program The athletics department of LCB is dedicated to develop well rounded athletes. Our focus is the area of sports; however our efforts seamlessly blend with the mission of the College. With a perfect balance of practice, discipline, hard work, sportsmanship, and a heavy emphasis on team work, our athletes are prepared to compete anywhere! For additional information please contact: Coach Woodward: woodward@lewiscollege.edu
NCAA No
NAIA Yes
School Calender August-April (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: April Two summer sessions.
Website www.lewiscollege.edu
Degrees Associate of Arts: Accounting; Computer Information Systems; Executive Administrative Assistant Studies; Hospitality Management; Legal Administrative Assistant, Management; Marketing; Medical Administrative Assistant; Medical Billing; Medical Office Assistant Studies; Word Processing.
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