About LCCC

Founded in 1963, Lorain County Community College has been helping local people get the training and education they need to live their best life for more than 50 years. 

Whether your goal is an associate degree, additional workforce training or an advanced degree, we have a program to meet your needs.

LCCC is proud to serve as a cornerstone for Lorain County. The College provides the opportunity for students to complete:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Associate degrees
  • Short-term certificates
  • Workforce training

Through LCCC’s University Partnership, you can earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from 15 Ohio universities and colleges. We are also the first community college in Ohio to offer its own bachelor’s degree. 

LCCC keeps tuition low – currently second lowest tuition in Ohio – so you can graduate with the skills you need for employment – and not a lot of debt.

As a result of our ongoing commitment to our students, LCCC was named the top community college in the country for Excellence in Student Success by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

View LCCC’s New Strategic Plan “Vision 2025”


High-Earning Graduates

When you do graduate, your LCCC education puts you in position for some of the highest earnings by community college graduates in the State of Ohio and in the top 50 in the country. In 2016 the College ranked second in Ohio and 41st nationally for highest paid community college graduates, according to PayScale Human Capital. PayScale is a salary, benefits and compensation information company that compiles data on lifetime earnings for hundreds of degrees and majors. LCCC also scored highest among all Ohio community colleges in earnings for graduates in a 2015 value-added report by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings.

Lorain County Community College is part of The University System of Ohio, one of the largest comprehensive public systems of higher education in the nation. Ohio’s public colleges, universities and adult education programs serve almost 600,000 students and offer every option from a GED to a Ph.D., ensuring that all Ohioans have easy access to a high-quality, affordable higher education. Visit the University System of Ohio for more information.