Welcome Back Students

Welcome Back Students

More students than ever before are choosing Lorain County Community College to earn a college degree to prepare them for the changing economy. Opening day enrollment Monday, August 17 at LCCC hit 12,284 – 14.3 percent higher than in 2008 when 10,743 students enrolled, and 78 percent more than in the year 2000 when 6,895 students enrolled.

“An increasing number of U.S. workers at every skill level face growing global competition,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. “We must ensure that Lorain County residents have the tools to compete against anyone, anytime anywhere in the world. LCCC is uniquely positioned to provide the education and training to help them compete at any level.”

The current economic conditions have brought on a time of dramatic change and no where else has that change been felt harder than in Lorain County, Church noted. “Our residents recognize the need to prepare themselves for the careers of the future,” he said.

LCCC, through its Vision 2015 process, has become a catalyst in building Lorain County as a world-class community. LCCC’s Vision 2015 seeks to raise the community’s participation in higher education, prepare globally competent talent to compete in the innovation economy, accelerate business and job growth to enhance regional competitiveness and enhance community life through cultural activities.

LCCC students pay $95.50 per credit hour, one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. Full-time tuition per semester is $1,241.50. LCCC’s innovative blanket tuition plan offers a significant value and discount by providing students with the opportunity to sign up for up to 18 credit hours and pay for only 13 credit hours per semester, resulting in a savings up to $477.50 each semester. Approximately, 27 percent of LCCC’s students use this plan.

LCCC students receive an excellent return on their investment since associate degree graduates earn an average of $36,058 for starting salaries, which is more than 8 percent higher than bachelor-degree holders.

Combined with the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree on the LCCC campus through the LCCC University Partnership, the savings for students can be substantial. For example, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron costs more than $60,000 compared to slightly more than $18,700 for the same degree from Akron through the University Partnership. A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Toledo costs more than $64,000 compared to a little more than $28,000 for the same degree from Toledo through the University Partnership. Approximately 3,000 students take courses through the University Partnership.


Extended Hours

Enrollment and Financial Services, located on the first floor of the Bass Library, will offer extended hours through August including some Saturday hours. 

Click here for extended hours.   

Register Today!

Register today for Fall classes. Classes begin August 25. Click here to learn more and register now! 

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
Click here to learn more and register.

Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.