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
- Serves 1 in 4 county residents, impacting more than 50% of Lorain County Households.
- 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.
- Highest student success of any community college in Ohio and is recognized nationally.
- 94% increase in the number of people earning degrees and certificates since 2011.
- 43% of Lorain County high school students graduate with LCCC credits through College Credit Plus – saving families $6.5 million.
- 61% of Lorain County high school graduates start their college experience with LCCC.
- Lowest tuition for Lorain County residents.
- 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.
- 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.
- #1 in the county for first responder and healthcare education.
- Delivers programs for seniors, veterans, youth and local businesses that keep Lorain County strong.
- 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.