• 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 10,138 students (24% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 10,138 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,679
  • Out-state tuition: $7,302
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 726 teachers has grown by 131% over five years.
Lorain County Community College
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
726 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lorain County Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The Lorain County Community College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,138 students
1,173 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Lorain County Community College and community college average student staff ratio of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
2,476 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,662 students
768 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Lorain County Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of OH.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
579 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,476 students
552 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Lorain County Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,662 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Lorain County Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
9%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Lorain County Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
73%
72%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Lorain County Community College and the percentage of White community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Lorain County Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Lorain County Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lorain County Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.45
0.46
This chart display the diversity score of Lorain County Community College and the community college average diversity score of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
22%
27%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Lorain County Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OH by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
6.65%
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,400
$31,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Lorain County 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 $3,679 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 $7,302 is less than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,679
$4,876
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Lorain County Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,302
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Lorain County 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
82%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Lorain County 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
$13,558
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Lorain County 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
$7,228
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Lorain County 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

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lorain County Community College cost?

Lorain County Community College's tuition is approximately $3,679 for In-State students and $7,302 for Out-State students.

What is Lorain County Community College's ranking?

Lorain County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Ohio for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 10,138 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,679
  • Out-state tuition: $7,302
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • 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 higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Davis College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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