Lake–Sumter State College, located in Leesburg, Florida, was established in 1962 through the combined interests and efforts of the counties of Lake and Sumter. The school utilized a temporary location its first few years, with groundbreaking and construction for a permanent campus taking place in 1964 Leesburg. Additional campuses were constructed in 1994 (Sumter) and 1999 (Lake) to better cover and provide opportunities for residents of its service area. The school is part of the Florida College System which governs 28 community and state colleges, throughout the state and provides low cost high quality two and four year programs from its various institutions. Lake-Sumter State College was previously known as a Lake-Sumter Community College, but changed its name in 2010 to reflect the addition of bachelor degree programs becoming available through the school.
Lake-Sumter State College offers a variety of programs that allow students to pursue academic or career goals upon completion. Academic programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by transferring to a four year college or university to continue one's education and complete a bachelor's degree. Transfer to public Florida institutions is made easier through agreements in place between colleges and systems that allow students that meet certain requirement to have guaranteed admission. A student wishing to apply to out of state or private institutions will have differing admissions requirements and it is best they meet with a counselor to discuss goals and curriculum.
Career training programs prepare individuals for entry into the workforce as professionals through training, education and development in a specific area of study and employment. Individuals will participate in tradition and practical courses, with practical courses preparing students for real world environments and providing the skills and abilities necessary to perform their duties. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in certificate or degree that demonstrates competency and assists in developing employer confidence when seeking entry level positions.
Lake-Sumter State College also offers a bachelor's degree program in Organization Management. Students will participate in a 2+2 program which allows for continuation into the degree program if all goals are met the first two years.
Programs offered include:
Additional information and resources about degree pathways and certificate programs may be obtained at lssc.edu today.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Lake-Sumter State College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual to enroll so long as they meet the minimum requirements for admissions, specifically being 18 years of age or older or having a high school diploma or equivalent. Interested persons should submit a completed application, pay all associated fees, provide all pertinent transcripts and test scores, and be prepare to possible take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation is encouraged, as is meeting with a counselor prior to registration discuss program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available to eligible students in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Eligibility is determined through the information provided by the student through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school to identify the extent of a student's needs and their aid program eligibility when constructing an aid packet. Financial ais must be reapplied for prior to each academic year. Additional financial aid resources may be found at: www.fasfa.ed.gov, www.pin.ed.gov, and www.lscc.edu.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,200-$3,800
- Out-of-State: $13,000-$15,930
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $440-$530 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||71%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||66%||$4,496|
|Receiving Student Loans||6%||$5,516|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Lake – Sumter Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
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 LSSC compared to community colleges in Florida, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2010)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Florida
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Lake – Sumter Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lake – Sumter Community College.
- College of Central Florida in Ocala, FL (32 miles away)
- Polk State College in Winter Haven, FL (56 miles away)
- St. Johns River State College in Palatka, FL (57 miles away)
- Pasco - Hernando Community College in New Port Richey, FL (64 miles away)
- Florida Gateway College in Lake City, FL (107 miles away)