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Lorain County Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Learn about Lorain County Community College in Elyria, OH. Read about its admission info, financial aid and degree programs to make an informed education decision.

About Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College (LCCC) is a 2-year, public school located in Elyria, Ohio. The Aspen Institute named LCCC as one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. In addition to offering associate's degree and certificate programs, the school also participates in a university partnership program.


LCCC offers over 110 undergraduate degree and certificate programs. The school's associate's degree programs are designed for students who intend to transfer to a 4-year institute. Certificate programs prepare students for entry-level careers. Popular programs include liberal arts and sciences, nursing and business. Some programs allow high school students to earn both high school and college credits.

Over 300 online courses are available through a partnership with Ed2Go. These courses take approximately six weeks to complete, and new classes begin each month. The school also offers an honors program that allows students to choose whether to take a full honors curriculum or individual honors classes. LCCC has one library and community resource center.

Through LCCC's university partnership program, students can earn degrees through eight Ohio universities, while remaining on campus. Internships, cooperative educational opportunities, work-based learning programs and service learning programs are available as well.


The school has an open admissions policy. Nursing and health programs, however, come with additional requirements. Applicants can either apply online or pick up a paper application with LCCC Enrollment Services. Official high school transcripts must be submitted to the LCCC Records Office. Standardized test scores are optional. Most applicants are required to take part in the placement assessment process.

LCCC offers visitation days throughout the year. Potential applicants can attend an information session, tour the school, take an assessment test and meet with advisors and financial aid representatives. Applicants can also complete the admissions process during their visit.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition payments can be paid online, by phone, in person or by mail. The school offers a blanket tuition program, where students can register for up to 18 credit hours and only pay the cost of 13 credit hours. As of 2012, Lorain county residents paid about $1,438 for 13-18 credit hours, while out-of-county students paid $1,719. Out-of-state student tuition costs for 13-18 credit hours totaled about $3,411. Tuition included general, technology and career advantage fees. In 2011-2012, books and supplies cost an estimated $1,470 per academic year.

LCCC offers several scholarship opportunities. Some students are eligible for Pell Grants and other types of federal aid. Interest-free payment installment plans are also available.

School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Associate's and certificate programs*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester**
School Setting Small city*
Student Body 12,948 undergraduates in 2011*
Student Housing None*
Schools and Programs More than 110 degree and certificate programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 24 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Associate's: Liberal arts and sciences (415)
Certificate programs: Nursing (67)*
Graduation Rates 8% within 150% of the normal timeframe*
Entering Class Size 1,490 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates from 2010-2011 56% for full-time students; 50% for part-time students*
Tuition (2012) About $1,438 per semester for full-time, in-county residents; $1,719 per semester for full-time, out-of-county students; $3,411 per semester for full-time, out-of-state students**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving It) In 2010-2011:
Grant or scholarship (53%)
Federal student loans (44%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 69% of all full-time, beginning undergraduate students in 2010-2011*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Lorain County Community College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035
  • Phone: (440) 366-4032
  • Website: www.lorainccc.edu

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