Lake-Sumter State College

Tel: (352)787-3747
4,288 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 4,288 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
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 131 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Lake-Sumter State College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 131 staff
61 staff
Lake-Sumter State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,288 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 37% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,288 students 1,315 students
Lake-Sumter State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
Lake-Sumter State College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,246 students
815 students
Lake-Sumter State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,042 students
1,061 students
Lake-Sumter State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lake-Sumter State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lake-Sumter State College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
Lake-Sumter State College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Lake-Sumter State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Lake-Sumter State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Lake-Sumter State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Lake-Sumter State College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Lake-Sumter State College Unknown (2006-2013)
Lake-Sumter State College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.55 0.70
Lake-Sumter State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,172 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,276 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,172 $5,590
Lake-Sumter State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,276 $10,086
Lake-Sumter State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
Lake-Sumter State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $7,195 per year for in-state students and $11,656 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,553 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 70%. 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Florida is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Orlando. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.