Lorain County Community College

1005 North Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH 44035-1691

School Details

Lorain County Community College is a two-year public school located in Elyria, Ohio. Lorain has partnerships with several four-year universities to bring bachelor and graduate degrees to the residents of Lorain County. Under this partnership, many Ohio universities offer programs to students right on the Lorain County Community College campus.

Lorain County Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Academic programs include: Business; Communications and Creative Arts; Computer and Information Technology; Engineering, Engineering Technology, Manufacturing, and Construction; Health Care and Nursing; Science and Mathematics; Social Science and Human Services; Sports and Fitness; and Teacher Education. Certifications that students can earn are available in short-term certifications as well as in one-year certifications.

Lorain County Community College has 12,948 students (all undergraduates) and 752 faculty members, giving the university a 24:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 135 teach full-time and 617 teach part-time. About 35% of undergraduate students study full-time and 65% study part-time.

The student body contains 64% female students and 36% male students. About 76% of all students are white with the remaining students being black, Hispanic, and Asian. About 55% of students are ages 24 and under with 45% of students being ages 25 and above. About 99% of students are from Ohio and 1% are from out-of-state.

The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 56% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 50%. The overall graduation rate is 8% and the overall transfer-out rate is 27%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 7% for males and 9% for females.

On-campus living is not provided at Lorain County Community College. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $3,600 per year with $2,140 in additional living expenses.

Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus daycare.  Special learning opportunities include teacher certification and distance education.

Student life includes nearly 40 student clubs and organizations, athletics, club sports, and art and culture. Student clubs range from the Philosophy Club to the Outdoors Club. Intramural sports include men and women’s soccer as well as men and women’s tennis. Varsity athletic programs include: men’s baseball, men and women’s basketball, men and women’s cross-country, women’s fast pitch softball, women’s volleyball, and men’s golf. Theater and music students hold performances at the Stocker Arts Center.

Tuition costs $2,877 per year for in-district students, $3,439 per year for in-state students, and $6,821 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $1,495 per year. 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, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 69% of those attending Lorain County Community College receive financial aid.

Lorain County Community College has an open admissions policy, meaning that most students who apply will be accepted into the school. Applicants must submit a complete application, FAFSA form, official transcript(s), and make an appointment for a placement test.

Lorain County Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate of arts, the associate of science, the associate of arts in teacher education, the associate of applied business, the associate of applied science, the associate of individualized studies, the associate of technical studies, and certificates. Specific programs may hold additional accreditations.




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    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
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