Lakeland Community College

7700 Clocktower Drive
Willoughby, OH 44094-5198
Tel: (440)525-7000
  • 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 same as the state community college average of 28:1.
  • 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 is Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake (3.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 295 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Lakeland Community College(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty295 staff34 staff
Lakeland Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,250 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,250 students755 students
Lakeland Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:128:1
Lakeland Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,905 students471 students
Lakeland Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,345 students284 students
Lakeland Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lakeland Community College Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lakeland Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lakeland Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lakeland Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lakeland Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Lakeland Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Lakeland Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OH 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.0.330.44
Lakeland Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lakeland Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$31,400
Lakeland Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,165 is less than the state average of $5,997. 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 $11,177. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,165$5,997
Lakeland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,205$11,177
Lakeland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%92%
Lakeland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,153$21,960
Lakeland Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,868$7,090
Lakeland Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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 $5,997 per year for in-state students and $11,177 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,873 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Fortis College-Columbus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.