Lake-Sumter Community College: Narrative Description

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9501 US Hwy. 441
Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
Tel: (352)787-3747; Admissions: (352)323-3677; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Department of Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $2.2 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2064 per student. Total enrollment: 3,222. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,757 applied, 68% were admitted. Full-time: 1,077 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 2,145 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 6 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 40% 25 or older, 33% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at University of Central Florida, Valencia Community College, Lake County Area Vocational-Technical Center. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, ACT, or CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1731 full-time, $56.70 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5715 full-time, $211.59 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $273 full-time, $1 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Environmental Society, Nursing Students' Association. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Lake-Sumter Community College Library with 67,683 books, 2,416 microform titles, 364 serials, 1,522 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $603,324. 552 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Leesburg is a rapidly growing rural area with a temperate climate, located in central Florida near the shores of Lakes Griffin and Harris, within easy driving distance of metropolitan areas. Community facilities include numerous libraries, churches, general hospitals, active major civic and service groups. Part-time and full-time employment are available. Many forms of recreation are found, including fishing, swimming, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, water skiing and hunting. Lake Griffin State Park nearby provides additional recreational facilities.

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