Lakeland Community College

7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH 44094-5198
Tel: (440)525-7000
8,250 students
Public institution
  • Lakeland Community College is a public institution of higher education dedicated to providing learning opportunities to the community it serves. The college strives to provide an environment for students which fosters the development of social, political, aesthetic, and moral values.
School Highlights
Lakeland Community College serves 8,250 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Lakeland Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Lake County, OH.
The nearest community college is Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake (3.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 295 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
College Lakeland Community College (OH) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 295 staff 29 staff
Lakeland Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 8,250 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,250 students 510 students
Lakeland Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 27:1
Lakeland Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,905 students 322 students
Lakeland Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 5,345 students 248 students
Lakeland Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Lakeland Community College Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lakeland Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Lakeland Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Lakeland Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Lakeland Community College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Lakeland Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OH 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. 0.33 0.44
Lakeland Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,965 is less than the state average of $5,022. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,602 is less than the state average of $9,226. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,965 $5,022
Lakeland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,602 $9,226
Lakeland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75% 94%
Lakeland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio founded by a vote of the people. As a community college, making higher education accessible is a priority. The college continues to develop programs and classes to meet the needs of students, employers and the community. The main campus is on a 400-acre wooded site in Kirtland, only 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland. Eight connected buildings house classrooms, state-of-the-art computer and technology labs, student center and dining hall, bookstore, library, offices and services. The Athletic and Fitness Center, plus outdoor athletic fields, tennis courts and a fitness trail are located on campus. Mooreland, a business and education conference center is also located on the Lakeland campus. Off-site campuses at Lakeland East in Madison, Victoria Place in Painesville, and Shoregate in Willowick offer students the opportunity to take classes even closer to home. Lakeland Community College offers numerous programs of instruction and community services to fulfill its stated goals and objectives. The transfer programs emphasize the arts and sciences (the first two years of a traditional four-year college or university curriculum); the technical programs prepare students for employment at paraprofessional levels; and the community service programs strive to meet the needs of the college's service district through educationally related cultural and personal enrichment offerings. The associate of arts (AA) is normally pursued by students intending to transfer to a senior institution for the completion of a bachelor of arts or science degree. Typical areas of study may include: art, business, economics, education, English, geography, history, journalism, modern languages, music, philosophy, photography, political science, prelaw, psychology, sociology, social work, and speech. The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools grants accreditation to Lakeland Community College. The college is a member of the Ohio College Association and the National Commission on Accrediting.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,022 per year for in-state students and $9,226 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,355 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Fortis College-Columbus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.