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Lakes Region Community College, located in Laconia, New Hampshire, was founded in 1967. The school expanded in 1980, adding additional buildings and programs for its students. The schools continued growth has resulted in long term plans to address increased enrollment and the addition of new programs that reflect the needs of the community. The school maintains a low student to teacher ratio as part of its mission to provide quality education for its students and residents of the Lakes Region.
Lakes Region Community College offers programs that prepare students for academic transfer or career training for entry into the workforce. Students interested in academic transfer will complete the first two years of a four year education at LRCC, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution in order to complete a bachelor's degree. Transfer requirements vary by school and students should meet with an academic adviser in order to develop a curriculum that best meets the criterion of the school or schools. Career training programs provide a blend of theoretical and practical education in order to provide students with the skills and abilities necessary to become a professional in one's area of study. Programs take between one and two years to complete and allow for obtaining work in the entry level position upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Lakes Region Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individual to enroll through the submission of an application and the payment of tuition. Students should supply transcripts and tests scores and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in orientation and meeting with a counselor are encouraged.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used by the school to determine need, aid program eligibility and the final awards package. Students must maintain a strong academic performance and reapply for aid prior to each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $6,700-$8,100
- Out-of-State: $15,000-$18,360
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $210-$250 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $480-$570 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||83%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||48%||$5,015|
|Receiving Student Loans||69%||$5,457|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 15%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Lakes Region Community College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1990)
- Find all the other nursing programs in New Hampshire
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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