Lakeland Community College: Narrative Description

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7700 Clocktower Dr.
Kirtland, OH 44094-5198
Tel: (440)953-7000; Admissions: (440)525-7230; Fax: (440)975-4330; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Ohio Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 380-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cleveland. Endowment: $1.4 million. Total enrollment: 8,635. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Full-time: 3,098 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 5,537 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 31 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended; SAT I or ACT, ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2243 full-time, $70.20 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2748 full-time, $87.35 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5873 full-time, $199.87 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $9.90 per semester hour part-time, $14.25 per term part-time. Full-time tuition varies 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, radio station. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Activities Board, Gamers Guild, Computers Users Group, Veterans Group, Aikido Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, health educational programming, Student Activities Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Lakeland Community College Library with 70,874 books, 2,205 serials, 3,453 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Mentor is located in attractive Lake County, in the northeastern portion of the state along Lake Erie, 20 miles east of Cleveland. The land area amounts to 231 square miles with a total population of 212,800. The county itself consists of two distinctly different areas: a densely populated western end with approximately 68% of the population and a sparsely populated eastern end. The community offers exceptional opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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