Lakeland Community College

7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094-5198

School Details

Lakeland Community College is a two-year public school located in Kirtland, Ohio. Lakeland was founded in 1967 as the first college in Ohio to be established based on a vote of the people. Off-site campuses are located in Madison, Painesville, and Willowick.

Lakeland Community College offers over 130 certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in programs such as: arts and humanities, business technologies, engineering technologies, science and health technologies, and social science and public service.

Online courses are available for students who are looking for a more convenient schedule where they can “attend class” any time or place that they like. Students taking e-courses should have self-discipline due to the greater amount of freedom. Students should have basic computer skills and be comfortable using a PC, the Web, e-mailing, and uploading/saving documents.

Lakeland Community College has 9,521 students (all undergraduates) and 605 faculty members, giving the university a 20 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 120 teach full-time and 485 teach part-time. Of all students, about 39% study full-time and about 61% study part-time. The student body contains 70% female students and 30% male students. About 74% of all students are white with the remaining students being black, Asian, and Hispanic. About 53% of students are ages 24 and under with 47% of students being ages 25 and above. The average Lakeland student is 27 years old. About 98% of students are from Ohio and 2% of students are from out-of-state. 

The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 47% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 38%. The overall graduation rate is 13% and the overall transfer-out rate is 38%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 15% for males and 11% for females. About 80% of students are employed full-time or part-time while attending LCC.

Special learning opportunities available to students include: distance learning and weekend/evening college. Students have access to services such as remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus day care for students’ children.

Tuition costs $2,917 per year for in-district students, $3,766 per year for in-state students, and $8,053 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $1,200 per year. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $6,911 per year with $3,000 in additional living expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 72% of those attending Lakeland Community College receive financial aid.

Lakeland Community College has an open enrollment policy. All students who meet the basic application requirements will be accepted. Lakeland will offer admission to most programs to any high school graduate (or GED student) and any non-high school graduate who is 18 years or older.

Lakeland Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.




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    Public, 2-year
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    Associate's degree
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