Lorain County Community College

1005 North Abbe Rd
Elyria, OH 44035
Tel: (440)366-5222
12,454 students
Public institution
Lorain County Community College, a vital and dynamic leader, serves a culturally diverse community by promoting education, economic, cultural and community development. The College encourages lifelong learning through accessible and affordable academic, career-oriented and continuing education.
School Highlights:
Lorain County Community College serves 12,454 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Lorain County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Lorain County, OH.
The nearest community college is Ohio Business College-Sheffield (1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 327 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Lorain County Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 327 staff
59 staff
Lorain County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 12,454 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,454 students
1,282 students
Lorain County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
Lorain County Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,903 students
810 students
Lorain County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 8,551 students
1,017 students
Lorain County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lorain County Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lorain County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Lorain County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Lorain County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Lorain County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Lorain County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Lorain County Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Lorain County Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Lorain County Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Lorain County Community 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. 0.30 0.53
Lorain County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,558 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,059 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,558 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,059 $10,294
Lorain County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
Lorain County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

LCCC is Ohio's top-ranked community college. LCCC has received the state of Ohio's highest quality rating for educational institutions by achieving the Tier 3 Achievement of Excellence. And in 2002, LCCC enrolled a record number of students in over 30 credit programs, along with over 2,000 students in our innovative University Partnership program. Lorain County Community College was granted a charter to serve Lorain County's higher education needs on July 15, 1963. In 1966, LCCC moved to its current location on Abbe Road North, in Elyria, making LCCC the first community college in Ohio to have a permanent campus. The campus opened with three buildings: Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Services, and Physical and Social Sciences. By the end of the fall semester, three more buildings were opened: Business, College Center and Physical Education. At Lorain County Community College, there are many different types of degree programs to meet your unique needs. LCCC has transfer programs where you can earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science Degree. LCCC also offers applied programs where you earn an Associate of Applied Business or Science, or Certificates of Proficiency or Completion. The intent of these programs is to give you marketable skills. Examples of applied programs are: Nursing, Electronics, Business Management and Police Science. Another unique degree opportunity allows for students to have some input, with approval, into the design of their own program with the Associate of Individualized Studies and the Associate of Technical Studies. LCCC received full accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the highest-ranking accrediting association of higher education institutions.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,816 per year for in-state students and $10,583 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,043 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 69%. 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Herzing University-Toledo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.