Lakeland Community College

  • Lakeland Community College is a public institution of higher education dedicated to providing learning opportunities to the community it serves. The college strives to provide an environment for students which fosters the development of social, political, aesthetic, and moral values.
School Highlights
  • Lakeland Community College serves 8,250 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Lakeland Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Lake County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Lakeland Community College is Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake (4.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Lakeland Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 295 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lakeland Community College(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty295 staff35 staff
This chart display total faculty of Lakeland Community College and community college average number of faculty in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

  • The student population of Lakeland Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lakeland Community College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,250 students734 students
Student:Teacher Ratio28:127:1
# Full-Time Students2,905 students450 students
# Part-Time Students5,345 students284 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Lakeland Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.330.44
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$30,800

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,165 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,205 is less than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,165$5,885
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,205$11,160
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2016)75%92%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$13,152$21,250
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,868$6,834
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio founded by a vote of the people. As a community college, making higher education accessible is a priority. The college continues to develop programs and classes to meet the needs of students, employers and the community. The main campus is on a 400-acre wooded site in Kirtland, only 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland. Eight connected buildings house classrooms, state-of-the-art computer and technology labs, student center and dining hall, bookstore, library, offices and services. The Athletic and Fitness Center, plus outdoor athletic fields, tennis courts and a fitness trail are located on campus. Mooreland, a business and education conference center is also located on the Lakeland campus. Off-site campuses at Lakeland East in Madison, Victoria Place in Painesville, and Shoregate in Willowick offer students the opportunity to take classes even closer to home. Lakeland Community College offers numerous programs of instruction and community services to fulfill its stated goals and objectives. The transfer programs emphasize the arts and sciences (the first two years of a traditional four-year college or university curriculum); the technical programs prepare students for employment at paraprofessional levels; and the community service programs strive to meet the needs of the college's service district through educationally related cultural and personal enrichment offerings. The associate of arts (AA) is normally pursued by students intending to transfer to a senior institution for the completion of a bachelor of arts or science degree. Typical areas of study may include: art, business, economics, education, English, geography, history, journalism, modern languages, music, philosophy, photography, political science, prelaw, psychology, sociology, social work, and speech. The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools grants accreditation to Lakeland Community College. The college is a member of the Ohio College Association and the National Commission on Accrediting.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,885 per year for in-state students and $11,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,841 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Herzing University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.