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Lorain County Community College, located in Elyria, Ohio, was founded in 1963 to serve Lorain County and provide access to post secondary education for its residents. During the first year of operation Lorain School of Technology was made part of LCCC, expanding the schools offerings through pre-existing programs. The school's initial fall enrollment was 1006 students, a number which has grown since its founding to nearly 14,000 annually. The school moved to its current location in 1966, and was the first Ohio Community College to have a permanent campus. Since that time the school has expanded its campus facilities, adding new buildings dedicated to health sciences, engineering, mechanical services, physical and social sciences, and more. The school is operated and maintained by LCCC District Board of Trustees, which has nine members, six appointed by commissioners, and three appointed by the governor of Ohio.
Lorain County Community College offers a large variety of programs aimed at preparing students for further educational opportunities and study through transfer, or for career training and education for entry into the workforce. Transfer programs are designed to assist student in pursuing higher education by allowing them to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by transfer to a college or university complete the final two years in earning one's bachelor degree. Transfer to Ohio based public institutions is made easier through agreements in place that admit students if they meet certain academic prerequisites. Transfer to out of state and private institutions may be more difficult due to varying admissions requirements, and as such it is recommended that any student seeking transfer meet with a counselor to outline an appropriate transfer curriculum.
Career training programs provide students with the skills, abilities, and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce as qualified professionals. These programs take between one and two years to complete, and confer a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency. Courses are either classroom or practical, with practical courses allowing student to experience and perfect methods and techniques used in real world settings under the supervision of specialists and trained professionals. These programs reflect local needs and offered through workforce development agreements between the school and local business, reflecting positions and skills that are in high demand.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As a public, 2 year, open enrollment institution, any individual wishing to attend Lorain County Community College may do so if they meet the minimum requirements for admissions, supply a completed application along with transcripts and test scores (if available), and pay all accrued fees. Students may also be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Students should meet with a counselor to discuss goals, programs and curriculum, and the school recommends participating in orientation to familiarize themselves with the school and campus.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school when determine the extent of the student's financial needs and aid program eligibility when constructing his or her financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for 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 $3,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,800-$3,400
- Out-of-State: $7,000-$8,442
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $120-$140 per unit
- Out-of-State: $280-$340 per unit
- Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
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||69%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||69%||$4,048|
|Receiving Student Loans||7%||$3,691|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Lorain County Community College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Ohio, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 2008)
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1997)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1969)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Ohio
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1975)
- Radiology Technician Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1970)
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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lorain County Community College.
- Cuyahoga Community College District in Cleveland, OH (21 miles away)
- Bowling Green State University - Firelands in Huron, OH (27 miles away)
- Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH (40 miles away)
- North Central State College in Mansfield, OH (50 miles away)
- Kent State University at Ashtabula in Ashtabula, OH (72 miles away)