Welcome Back Students

Welcome Back Students

More students than ever before are choosing Lorain County Community College to earn a college degree to prepare them for the changing economy. Opening day enrollment Monday, August 17 at LCCC hit 12,284 – 14.3 percent higher than in 2008 when 10,743 students enrolled, and 78 percent more than in the year 2000 when 6,895 students enrolled.

“An increasing number of U.S. workers at every skill level face growing global competition,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. “We must ensure that Lorain County residents have the tools to compete against anyone, anytime anywhere in the world. LCCC is uniquely positioned to provide the education and training to help them compete at any level.”

The current economic conditions have brought on a time of dramatic change and no where else has that change been felt harder than in Lorain County, Church noted. “Our residents recognize the need to prepare themselves for the careers of the future,” he said.

LCCC, through its Vision 2015 process, has become a catalyst in building Lorain County as a world-class community. LCCC’s Vision 2015 seeks to raise the community’s participation in higher education, prepare globally competent talent to compete in the innovation economy, accelerate business and job growth to enhance regional competitiveness and enhance community life through cultural activities.

LCCC students pay $95.50 per credit hour, one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. Full-time tuition per semester is $1,241.50. LCCC’s innovative blanket tuition plan offers a significant value and discount by providing students with the opportunity to sign up for up to 18 credit hours and pay for only 13 credit hours per semester, resulting in a savings up to $477.50 each semester. Approximately, 27 percent of LCCC’s students use this plan.

LCCC students receive an excellent return on their investment since associate degree graduates earn an average of $36,058 for starting salaries, which is more than 8 percent higher than bachelor-degree holders.

Combined with the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree on the LCCC campus through the LCCC University Partnership, the savings for students can be substantial. For example, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron costs more than $60,000 compared to slightly more than $18,700 for the same degree from Akron through the University Partnership. A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Toledo costs more than $64,000 compared to a little more than $28,000 for the same degree from Toledo through the University Partnership. Approximately 3,000 students take courses through the University Partnership.


15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin March 23.
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

Use Caution in Parking Lots

Workers are replacing the light fixtures on campus roads and parking lots. Some roadways and parking spaces will blocked off during this time. Please be very careful and slow down.
Parking Lot 7 Closed
Parking Lot 7 (Click for Campus Map) will be closed from Monday evening, February 23 to Friday, February 27.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014, spring 2015, or fall 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at www.lorainccc.edu/alerts.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.