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.
- The teacher population of 295 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Lakeland Community College||(OH) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||295 staff||35 staff|
|Total Enrollment||8,250 students||734 students|
|# Full-Time Students||2,905 students||450 students|
|# Part-Time Students||5,345 students||284 students|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2015)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,600||$30,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Lakeland Community College is Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake (3.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 471 students | 3.80 Mi35350 Curtis Blvd.
Eastlake,  OH  44095
- 459 students | 7.70 Mi325 Alpha Park Dr
Cleveland,  OH  44143
- 2,050 students | 15.50 Mi14111 Claridon-Troy Roadd
Burton,  OH  44021
- 202 students | 16.50 Mi21210 Emery Road
Cleveland,  OH  44128
- 1,119 students | 17.30 Mi1374 E 51st St
Cleveland,  OH  44103
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.