• 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 5,331 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,331 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,165
  • Out-state tuition: $9,205
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Lakeland Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 519 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Lakeland Community College
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
519 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lakeland Community College has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Lakeland Community College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,331 students
1,320 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,594 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,737 students
768 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Lakeland Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
387 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,594 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,737 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
9%
12%
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% White
80%
72%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.35
0.46
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
15%
31%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Lakeland Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,600
$31,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Lakeland Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OH by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,165 is less than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,205 is less than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,165
$4,876
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,205
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Lakeland Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
75%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Lakeland Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$15,686
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Lakeland Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,003
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Lakeland Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
73%
SAT Reading
n/a
460
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
20
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lakeland Community College cost?

Lakeland Community College's tuition is approximately $4,165 for In-State students and $9,205 for Out-State students.

What schools are Lakeland Community College often compared to?

Lakeland Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Cuyahoga Community College District by visitors of our site.

What is Lakeland Community College's ranking?

Lakeland Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Ohio for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,331 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,165
  • Out-state tuition: $9,205
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,876 per year for in-state students and $11,127 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,933 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Davis College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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