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 nearly 60 years. One in four Lorain County residents have taken classes at LCCC and more than 43,000 have earned a degree.

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 14 Ohio universities and colleges. We are also the first community college in Ohio to offer its own bachelor’s degrees. 

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

 LCCC also partners with more than 700 employers and offers 170 industry-recognized credentials to better prepare the workforce of the future.

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).

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.


Sept, 2022 – LCCC will lead a consortium of 10 Ohio TechNet higher education partners to prepare the workforce for Ohio’s Silicon Heartland. 

July, 2022 – Lorain County Community College is among the top 10% of most affordable schools in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center. According to the report, LCCC’s low net cost lands the college in the top two most affordable bachelor’s degree-granting institutions in Ohio and 14th in the country. While categorized as a community college, LCCC is included in the four-year institution list due to its bachelor of applied science in microelectronic manufacturing. 

July, 2021 – Lorain County Community College has the lowest net price of all Ohio two-year colleges, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center

Feb, 2020 – Achieving the Dream (ATD) has awarded Lorain County Community College (LCCC) the Leah Meyer Austin Award – ATD’s national prize reserved for network colleges that show the greatest, sustained improvements in student outcomes and student success.