Lake-Sumter State College

9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
Tel: (352)787-3747
4,470 students
Public institution
  • For more than 40 years, LSCC has been committed to its mission of providing 'excellent student-centered academic and career-oriented education.' Our greatest strength lies in our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. We pride ourselves on treating every student as an individual, so you'll find friendly people who want to help you achieve success. You can always feel free to ask for advice and guidance.
School Highlights
Lake-Sumter State College serves 4,470 students (29% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Lake-Sumter State College is the only community colleges within Lake County, FL.
The nearest community college is Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs (23.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 144 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Lake-Sumter State College (FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs Four or more years
Institution Control Public institution Private for-profit
Total Faculty 144 staff 34 staff
Lake-Sumter State College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,470 has declined by 8% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,470 students 634 students
Lake-Sumter State College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,307 students 468 students
Lake-Sumter State College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 3,163 students 457 students
Lake-Sumter State College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Lake-Sumter State College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
Lake-Sumter State College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
11%
23%
Lake-Sumter State College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
6%
17%
Lake-Sumter State College Black (2006-2014)
% White
73%
46%
Lake-Sumter State College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Lake-Sumter State College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
4%
8%
Lake-Sumter State College Unknown (2006-2011)
Lake-Sumter State College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.45 0.70
Lake-Sumter State College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,142 is more than the state average of $3,074. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,246 is more than the state average of $11,427. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,142 $3,074
Lake-Sumter State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,246 $11,427
Lake-Sumter State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Leesburg Campus began with a 70 acre site on U.S. Highway 441, across from the Leesburg Municipal Airport and bordering on beautiful Silver Lake. With the help and assistance of leading citizens, educators, and political figures, the college rapidly expanded and outgrew this site. In 1992 neighboring property was purchased for future expansion, enlarging the campus to 114 acres. LSCC offers Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees, and college credit certificate programs. Non-credit vocational supplemental courses are also offered. Complementing its academic offerings, LSCC features a variety of athletic, leisure time, personal enrichment and cultural entertainment programs and activities. In addition to ongoing intramural athletic activities, intercollegiate athletics were begun in the fall of 1998. LSCC participates in district and statewide competition in the following sports: women's volleyball, men's baseball, and women's softball. Located near the geographic center of Florida, LSCC campuses are surrounded by rolling hills, marshlands abounding with wildlife, rural pastureland, and fast-growing residential and business areas. With more than 1,400 named lakes, the Lake-Sumter area offers many outdoor recreation areas with suburban-type living. Among the major facilities are modern classrooms and laboratories, a library, Learning Center, the Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Complex, the Student Services Building, a student center, a Sports Complex, the Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center with a gymnasium, and the Magnolia Room banquet/conference facility. In January 2002, the new 31,800 sq. ft. Health Sciences Center opened for state-of-the-art health care programs in Nursing, Health Information Management and Dental Assisting. The facility includes classrooms, a nursing skills lab, library and offices as well as a 1500 sq. ft. fitness center, a 100 seat auditorium and a 40 seat community room.

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,074 per year for in-state students and $11,427 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,020 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.