Read the Press Release:  LCCC places expiring levy on June ballot

 

The Facts: LCCC’s June 2 Ballot Issue

  • The community has supported LCCC since 1963, when the first general operating levy was passed that created the College as the first community college in Ohio.
  • LCCC’s general operating levy, last updated in 2010, expires December 2020.
  • The LCCC District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place the issue on the June 2, 2020 ballot.
  • Voters will be asked to renew the existing 1.8 mills operating levy and add 0.5 mills for a ten-year term (not permanent).
  • This equates to an additional investment of $1.46 per month per $100,000 in property value.
  • For every $1 spent by taxpayers on education at LCCC, the College provides $14 in economic benefit to the community.

 

 

Did you know? 12 Quick LCCC Stats

  1. Serves 1 in 4 county residents, impacting more than 50% of Lorain County Households.
  2. More than 15,000 students enroll each year, plus an additional 3,000 through the University Partnership who are earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  3. Highest student success of any community college in Ohio and is recognized nationally.
  4. 94% increase in the number of people earning degrees and certificates since 2011.
  5. 43% of Lorain County high school students graduate with LCCC credits through College Credit Plus – saving families $6.5 million.
  6. 61% of Lorain County high school graduates start their college experience with LCCC.
  7. Lowest tuition for Lorain County residents.
  8. More than 85% of LCCC grads live and work in the region; LCCC is among the top 2 community colleges in Ohio for return on investment for graduates in terms of earnings post-graduation. 
  9. LCCC offers the University Partnership with 14 partners delivering over 100 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and was the first community college in Ohio to offer an applied bachelor’s degree.
  10. #1 in the county for first responder and healthcare education. 
  11. Delivers programs for seniors, veterans, youth and local businesses that keep Lorain County strong.
  12. LCCC partners with hundreds of area employers to deliver programs for the jobs of today – keeping our workforce strong; creating and retaining thousands of good jobs.

 

Why This Ballot Issue is Critical

Our economy is transforming – in the next five years, more than 65% of jobs will require education beyond high school.

More than ever, we need to keep LCCC strong.

The funds will be used to:

  • Keep education affordable and high quality.
  • Keep university transfer programs strong.
  • Protect College Credit Plus.
  • Develop new programs and services necessary for high demand careers.
  • Keep technology and labs up to date.

Without this ballot issue:

  • LCCC will be forced to cut the budget by 12%.
  • Existing programs will be reduced.
  • Limited development of new training programs critical to the jobs of the future.

 

For more information, please contact us at 440-366-4073.

 

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