According to the report, LCCC’s lowest net price puts it in the
top 10% of the most affordable schools in the nation.
Additionally, LCCC received a ranking as the lowest cost option
for a bachelor-granting institution in Ohio and 17th
in the nation.
LCCC’s net price is calculated at $3,135 which includes tuition,
books, fees, supplies and living expenses, minus grants and
scholarships. The national average of net price is $7,435 for
two-year public institutions and $8,462 for four-year public
“We are proud of the fact that we are able to offer the highest
quality educational programs to our community at a tuition cost
that puts education within the reach of all individuals,” said
LCCC President, Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D. And, 82% of LCCC
students receive some form of financial aid or scholarships to
help them complete their degrees, Ballinger noted.
In addition to financial aid, scholarships and a commitment to
affordable tuition rates, LCCC’s College Credit Plus program
enables high school students the ability to earn college credit
while in high school. This year more than 44% of Lorain County
High School graduates have earned LCCC credits – saving their
families $5.27 million in tuition costs.
Once students are ready to take their education to the next
level, LCCC’s University Partnership offers more than 100
bachelor’s and master’s degree programs from 14 colleges and
universities – a model that saves students an average of $74,000
on a bachelor’s degree. The University Partnership lets
students take two to three years of course work at LCCC and then
finish upper-level courses through one of the 14 partner
institutions right on the LCCC campus.
The College Affordability and Transparency Center was
established to help prospective college students understand the
true cost of higher education. Rankings are updated annually
from Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
While still categorized as a community college, LCCC has been
included in the four-year institution list for the second year
in a row due to its bachelor of applied science in
microelectronic manufacturing. The college recognized the first
three graduates of this program at the May 2021 commencement.
“A hallmark of LCCC is our forward thinking and our ability to
adapt our programs to meet industry workforce needs. The applied
bachelor’s degree is a perfect example of that, as this program,
and its associate degree counterpart, has a 100% job placement
track record. This is just one example, along with our
University Partnership, that demonstrates how we have taken the
affordable community college model to the next level to offer
bachelor and master’s degrees that do not require students to
take on debt just to meet their educational goals,” Ballinger
For more information on the tuition and affordability rankings,
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