Lorain County Community College

1005 North Abbe Rd
Elyria, OH 44035-1691
Tel: (440)366-5222
  • Lorain County Community College, a vital and dynamic leader, serves a culturally diverse community by promoting education, economic, cultural and community development. The College encourages lifelong learning through accessible and affordable academic, career-oriented and continuing education.
School Highlights
  • Lorain County Community College serves 11,569 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Lorain County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Lorain County, OH.
  • The nearest community college is Ohio Business College-Sheffield (1.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 314 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Lorain County 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 314 staff 30 staff
Lorain County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 11,569 has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 51:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,569 students 641 students
Lorain County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1 28:1
Lorain County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,230 students 392 students
Lorain County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 8,339 students 249 students
Lorain County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lorain County Community College Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
1%
Lorain County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
5%
3%
Lorain County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
9%
12%
Lorain County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
77%
73%
Lorain County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
5%
1%
Lorain County Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
-
Lorain County Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
10%
Lorain County 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. 0.39 0.44
Lorain County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
13%
-
Lorain County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,400 -
Lorain County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,679 is less than the state average of $5,997. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,302 is less than the state average of $11,177. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,679 $5,997
Lorain County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,302 $11,177
Lorain County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77% 93%
Lorain County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $11,607 -
Lorain County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 -
Lorain County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • LCCC is Ohio's top-ranked community college. LCCC has received the state of Ohio's highest quality rating for educational institutions by achieving the Tier 3 Achievement of Excellence. And in 2002, LCCC enrolled a record number of students in over 30 credit programs, along with over 2,000 students in our innovative University Partnership program. Lorain County Community College was granted a charter to serve Lorain County's higher education needs on July 15, 1963. In 1966, LCCC moved to its current location on Abbe Road North, in Elyria, making LCCC the first community college in Ohio to have a permanent campus. The campus opened with three buildings: Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Services, and Physical and Social Sciences. By the end of the fall semester, three more buildings were opened: Business, College Center and Physical Education. At Lorain County Community College, there are many different types of degree programs to meet your unique needs. LCCC has transfer programs where you can earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science Degree. LCCC also offers applied programs where you earn an Associate of Applied Business or Science, or Certificates of Proficiency or Completion. The intent of these programs is to give you marketable skills. Examples of applied programs are: Nursing, Electronics, Business Management and Police Science. Another unique degree opportunity allows for students to have some input, with approval, into the design of their own program with the Associate of Individualized Studies and the Associate of Technical Studies. LCCC received full accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the highest-ranking accrediting association of higher education institutions.

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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 $14,791 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 79%. 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Fortis College-Columbus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.