Experience Ohio’s Best Value in Higher Education
Lorain County Community College
1005 N. Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Whether you are just starting college or would like to begin a new career, Lorain County Community College and its University Partnership are the best value in higher education.
LCCC is the first community college in Ohio to have a University Partnership program, where you can select from over 50 different associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees all offered by leading universities.
Classes are held in the LCCC University Center building, a facility designed specifically for students enrolled in University Partnership degree programs. Some courses are also held at the University Partnership Ridge Campus in North Ridgeville.
Through the University Partnership, you get a quality education that, when combined with your LCCC coursework, is the best value in higher education. On-campus university partners provide the faculty and curriculum for all University Partnership courses.
Degrees cover a wide range of specialties, including business administration, biology, computer science and engineering, nursing, public health, education and more.
Thousands of people like you have found The University Partnership at LCCC to be the vehicle they needed to reach their educational and career goals.
How to Get Started
Admission, registration, financial aid, and payment for courses/programs offered at Lorain County Community College through the University Partnership differ with each institution. Students interested in a specific program should schedule an appointment to meet with the advisor for the program. Current University Partnership advisor schedules.
Check the UPComing Events link for the schedule of Information Sessions regarding new and current programs.
To enroll in a University Partnership program, you will need to apply for admission to the main campus of the partner university. The ideal approach for admission to a bachelor’s degree program is to complete the first two years of college courses (or an associate’s degree) from Lorain County Community College. Successful completion of the correct courses greatly simplifies admission to an undergraduate program. The University Partnership recommends that you meet with an advisor from the partner institution you wish to attend during your first two years at LCCC. LCCC Academic advisors will assist you in transferring your coursework to the partner institution. Once your application has been accepted, you will become a University Partnership student as well as a student of that university.
All financial aid and payment for classes is processed through the partner university’s main campus. You may be eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, or loans. The Lorain County Community College Foundation, through the generous support of private donations, has made scholarship dollars available to University Partnership students. For more information on the University Partnership Empowerment Award, the University Partnership Scholarship Program, or various scholarships offered by partner universities, please contact the University Partnership Office or the Scholarship and Incentive Awards page.
Students are urged to complete the proper paperwork and apply for financial aid completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form) well in advance to starting classes. Contact the university that you plan to attend if you need assistance with your financial aid application. If you plan to take Lorain County Community College and partner university courses you will need to complete a consortium agreement. Check with your partner university for your consortium agreement.
Registering for Classes
Partner universities offer on-line registration, please contact your University Partnership advisor if you have questions.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees will be assessed by the institutions in which students are enrolled, not by Lorain County Community College. Current Tuition rates are listed on this web site, but students should contact the university for current tuition and fees. Complete information about payment and refund policies is available from the partnership representatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
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