• 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 4,760 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,760 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,172
  • Out-state tuition: $13,276
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Lake-Sumter State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 286 teachers has grown by 98% over five years.
Lake-Sumter State College
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
286 staff
128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lake-Sumter State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Lake-Sumter State College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,760 students
1,232 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,596 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,164 students
2,000 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Lake-Sumter State College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
333 students
263 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,596 students
862 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
66 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,164 students
2,771 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
34 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
174 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
20%
29%
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% Black
8%
16%
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% White
59%
41%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.60
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
40%
50%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
3.15%
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,400
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Lake-Sumter State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of FL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,172 is less than the state average of $3,280. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,276 is more than the state average of $10,578. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,172
$3,280
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$13,276
$10,578
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Lake-Sumter State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Lake-Sumter State College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,750
$9,750
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Lake-Sumter State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
86%
SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lake-Sumter State College cost?

Lake-Sumter State College's tuition is approximately $3,172 for In-State students and $13,276 for Out-State students.

What is Lake-Sumter State College's ranking?

Lake-Sumter State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Florida for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,760 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,172
  • Out-state tuition: $13,276
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,280 per year for in-state students and $10,578 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,140 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 88%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Florida is Cortiva Institute-Maitland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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