Lake-Sumter State College

  • 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 4,812 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Lake-Sumter State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 144 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lake-Sumter State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty144 staff55 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lake-Sumter State College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The Lake-Sumter State College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,812 students2,723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:134:1
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# Full-Time Students1,671 students789 students
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# Part-Time Students3,141 students1,934 students
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
19%
28%
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% Black
10%
19%
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% White
56%
39%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.630.73
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College Completion Rate
40%
57%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$30,300
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,172 is less than the state average of $4,078. 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 $10,890. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,172$4,078
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,276$10,890
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Lake-Sumter State College is City College-Altamonte Springs (26.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • City College-Altamonte Springs
    Private not-for-profit
    168 students | 26.60 Mi177 Montgomery Road
    Altamonte Springs FL  32714
    (407) 831-9816
    26.60168
  • 29,879 students | 30.40 Mi100 Weldon Blvd
    Sanford FL  32773
    (407) 708-4722
    30.4029,879
  • Fortis College-Winter Park
    Private, for profit
    14 students | 30.60 Mi1573 W. Fairbanks Ave Suite #100
    Winter Park FL  32789
    (407) 843-3984
    30.6014
  • AdventHealth University
    Private not-for-profit
    1,705 students | 31.40 Mi671 Winyah Drive
    Orlando FL  32803
    (407) 303-7742
    31.401,705
  • 6,820 students | 32.20 Mi3001 SW College Rd
    Ocala FL  34474
    (352) 873-5800
    32.206,820
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For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,078 per year for in-state students and $10,890 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,363 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Florida is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.