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 4,470 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 31%.
  • Lake-Sumter State College is the only community colleges within Lake County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Lake-Sumter State College is Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs (23.8 miles away).

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 LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty144 staff37 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 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lake-Sumter State College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,470 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:138:1
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# Full-Time Students1,307 students487 students
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# Part-Time Students3,163 students655 students
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
11%
24%
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% Black
6%
17%
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% White
73%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
-
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Diversity Score0.450.60
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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 $6,464. 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 $11,973. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,172$6,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,276$11,973
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,796$11,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,000$6,334
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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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