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Lorain County Community College: Narrative Description


1005 Abbe Rd., North
Elyria, OH 44035
Tel: (440)365-5222; 800-995-5222; Admissions: (440)366-7566; Fax: (440)365-6519; 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 1963. Setting: 480-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cleveland. Total enrollment: 9,409. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 3,432 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 5,977 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 7 other countries, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended; ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2106 full-time, $81 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2560 full-time, $98.70 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5288 full-time, $203.35 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $111 full-time, $4.25 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Kappa, Black Progressives, Hispanic Club. Major annual events: Fall Picnic, Spring Picnic, Family Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 198,984 books, 14,330 microform titles, 3,289 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Situated in the far northeast corner of the city of Elyria and 26 miles west of Cleveland, the campus is just four miles from downtown Elyria, a city of over 57,500 and the county seat; eight miles to the north lies Lorain, an industrial community on Lake Erie at the mouth of the Black River; its harbor is one of the best on the Great Lakes. One of Ford Motor Co.'s largest assembly plants is located here with Lake Shore Development. Community facilities include churches representing all denominations, YMCA, YWCA, six hospitals, and all leading civic and service organizations. Boating, fishing, swimming, golf, and tennis are some of the outdoor sports. Job opportunities are excellent. Lakeview Park is noted for its extensive rose garden and colorfully lighted fountain. Cascade Park is a favorite recreation area and is located in the city of Elyria. A rapidly expanding network of major state and interstate highways, including the nearby Ohio Turnpike, makes the college easily reached by automobile.

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