Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.
President of Lorain County Community College

 

Contact the President's Office

 (440) 366-4050
mballinger@lorainccc.edu

  

Jocelyn Wieser
Executive Associate/Board Liaison
jwieser@lorainccc.edu

Christopher (CJ) Fox
Manager of Projects
cfox@lorainccc.edu

 

A Message From the President

Welcome to Lorain County Community College and the 2022-2023 academic year!

The start of a new year is an exciting time, and we are honored you turned to LCCC to help reach your goals. LCCC is committed to your success, whether you are pursuing a certificate, associate or applied bachelor’s degree from LCCC, or a bachelor’s or master’s degree through LCCC’s University Partnership

With nine academic and career pathways that connect to real jobs here in Northeast Ohio, you can confidently focus on your education. LCCC works closely with more than 700 local employers to ensure you graduate career-ready. In fact, 90% of LCCC graduates live and work in Northeast Ohio.

At LCCC, every student’s dream matters and our Culture of Care wraps you in tailored support you can count on to help you overcome any obstacle. Personalized academic advising and tutoring services ensure academic success, while our Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) provides access to food, emergency aid, mental health resources, and much more.

All of these services are delivered at LCCC’s low tuition rate. In fact, LCCC is among the top 10% most affordable schools in the nation, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center.

The savings continue for those who choose to advance their education with the LCCC University Partnership. You can select from more than 100 bachelor’s or master’s degree options from 15 Ohio college and universities, all delivered on the LCCC campus at an average savings of 70% of the cost.

As our community turns to LCCC, we are prepared to help each of you achieve your goals. Together, will continue build a brighter future for our region.

Please connect with me @PresBallinger on Twitter and Instagram.

Marcia Ballinger

President’s Blog

For 60 years, Lorain County Community College has been the trusted place our community members and employers turn to as they prepare for the jobs of the future. We are the number one training location for Lorain County’s first responders. Half of Lorain County families have someone who has taken classes at LCCC or the University Partnership. And after graduation, they find career success right here in our region, as 90% of LCCC graduates live and work in Northeast Ohio.

Preparing the community for in-demand careers

 

Walk & Talks

Meet up with Dr. Ballinger during a Walk & Talk session! Walk campus with Dr. Ballinger while talking about the things that matter most to you.

Upcoming Walk & Talks:
Meet at Starbucks in College Center, grab a coffee and enjoy the walk. No RSVP is needed.

New dates will be added soon.

 

News and Articles of Interest

Recent News about LCCC

A pioneer in liquid-hydrogen flight – Community College Daily

LCCC named in top 10% most affordable schools in the nation – Morning Journal

LCCC named among most affordable US schools – Chronicle Telegram

LCCC president speaks to Harvard panel - Chronicle Telegram

How Community Colleges Can Drive Shared Prosperity - Harvard University - The Project on Workforce

LCCC profiled in Harvard research project - Chronicle Telegram

Colleges share lessons from HEERF spending - Community College Daily

LCCC hosts U.S Secretary Martin Walsh to discuss Innovation Act’s role in strengthening manufacturing, STEM education and economic growth – AP News

Redefining retirement - Community College Daily

LCCC prepares community for future with career-ready graduates | Opinion - Morning Journal

Hands-on training prepares students for the future of manufacturing – Ohio Higher Ed

LCCC student Brandon Woodall named DREAM Scholar – Morning Journal

Preparing its workforce via apprenticeships - Community College Daily

U.S. Secretary of Labor gets glimpse at how Northeast Ohio is meeting need for manufacturing jobs – News 5 Cleveland

U.S. House economic committee hears Lorain’s concerns – Chronicle Telegram

Economic disparities are real, witnesses tell Congress members in Lorain – Morning Journal

LCCC continues to shine with innovation | Editorial - Morning Journal

Lorain County Community College on path to offering Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Smart Industrial Automated Systems Engineering Technology

LCCC’s University Partnership leads to increase in bachelor’s degrees in Lorain County - Opinion - Morning Journal

Short-Term and Stackable in Ohio - The Job: Higher Ed and the Workforce

Higher Education News

New Programs: Mechanical Engineering, Smart Manufacturing, HR Analytics, Accounting, Nursing - Inside Higher Ed

Headlines: LCCC enrolling students in new applied bachelor’s degree in smart manufacturing - Community College Daily

Some College, No Degree Students Get Another Chance in Northeast Ohio - Diverse Issues in Higher Education

How Community Colleges Can Drive Shared Prosperity - Harvard University - The Project on Workforce

LCCC profiled in Harvard research project - Chronicle Telegram

Colleges share lessons from HEERF spending - Community College Daily

Preventing stop-outs from becoming stay-outs - Community College Daily

Redefining retirement - Community College Daily

Preparing its workforce via apprenticeships - Community College Daily

Employers Partner with Community Colleges to Fill the Talent Pipeline – SHRM

U.S. Secretary of Labor gets glimpse at how Northeast Ohio is meeting need for manufacturing jobs – News 5 Cleveland

Short-Term and Stackable in Ohio - The Job: Higher Ed and the Workforce

The Future of Community College: Key Policy Lessons from the Pandemic - Podcast - Jobs for the Future

Lorain County Community College Honors Graduating Class with “Doors of Opportunity” – PR Newswire

New Secretary of Education to give commencement address at LCCC - Chronicle Telegram

Earning credit for non-credit courses – Community College Daily

Rocket speed to a new career - Community College Daily

Rethinking Dual Enrollment to Advance Equitable Transfer – Inside Higher Ed

Dual Enrollment as an Engine of Economic Mobility: A Q&A with Lorain County Community College President Marcia Ballinger - Community College Research Center

Community Colleges Can Be Engines of Economic Recovery – New York Times

The Edge: Community Colleges Are in the Spotlight – Again – Chronicle of Higher Education

Four colleges, one message – American Association of Community Colleges

Advantages of Community Colleges During COVID-19 – US News and World Report

Five Commitments Every Community College Must Make to Meet the Moment – JFF Policy Leadership Trust

Four-year college students benefit from taking some community college courses – Community College Daily

Five Reasons Why Community Colleges Are Key to Our COVID-19 Recovery – JFF Policy Leadership Trust

 

 

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