Lake-Sumter State College

9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
Tel: (352)787-3747
  • 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 4,470 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
  • 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 144 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Lake-Sumter State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty144 staff38 staff
Lake-Sumter State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,470 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,470 students1,230 students
Lake-Sumter State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:138:1
Lake-Sumter State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,307 students537 students
Lake-Sumter State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,163 students693 students
Lake-Sumter State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lake-Sumter State College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
Lake-Sumter State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
11%
24%
Lake-Sumter State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
17%
Lake-Sumter State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
73%
46%
Lake-Sumter State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Lake-Sumter State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
2%
Lake-Sumter State College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
7%
Lake-Sumter State College Unknown (2007-2016)
Lake-Sumter State College Ethnicity Breakdown FL 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.0.450.70
Lake-Sumter State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
40%
59%
Lake-Sumter State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2012)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$30,800
Lake-Sumter State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,172 is less than the state average of $6,233. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,276 is more than the state average of $11,756. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,172$6,233
Lake-Sumter State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,276$11,756
Lake-Sumter State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%91%
Lake-Sumter State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,796$12,750
Lake-Sumter State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,000$6,334
Lake-Sumter State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,233 per year for in-state students and $11,756 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,011 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 87%. 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.