Now is the time! Unlock your potential and open the door to a rewarding future through a high-quality education at Lakeland Community College. 

Affordable tuition, credit transfer, flexible scheduling and small class sizes are just a handful of reasons our students thrive at Lakeland. Learn more about the college and our programs of study here

Get started by applying today. Our $15 application fee will be assessed when you register for your classes.

Lakeland is your community college! We serve students from all walks of life, who are at various stages of the academic journey and with a variety of educational goals. We have something for everyone! 

Financial aid and scholarships are available!

Traditional students 

Lakeland Community College welcomes many students directly from high school.

If you are a high school student weighing your college options, now is the time to consider earning a college degree affordably. Lakeland's tuition is about one-third the cost of most four-year schools and credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public university in Ohio. Take your general education classes at Lakeland for less and transfer your credits – you'll save thousands!

Visit our 2+2 calculator to compare tuition and calculate your savings.

View our quick checklist to help you start your academic journey at Lakeland. 

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High school students
College Credit Plus

Lakeland Community College's College Credit Plus Program (CCP) offers high school students the opportunity to enroll at Lakeland on a part-time or full-time basis, and earn college credit which may also be used to fulfill their high school graduation requirements.

Career Technical Education

Lakeland Community College Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are offered in local high schools, career centers and at Lakeland Community College.

For most programs, registration begins during the second semester of the sophomore year, and if accepted, the student will begin as a high school junior. Some approved programs may begin at the start of the senior year.

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Adult learners

Returning to college when you are 25 or older can be challenging, but it can also be one of the best decisions you ever make!

Lakeland's recruitment center can help adult students navigate the enrollment process, choose an educational path, get financial assistance to pay for college, bring in transfer credits, and/or request credit for prior learning experience; find resources on campus to help balance family, job and classroom responsibilities; and answer frequently asked questions about starting or returning to school.

Learn more about how you can take classes and advance your career at Lakeland.

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Transfer students

For students transferring college credits TO or FROM Lakeland Community College, we strive to assist students with all phases of the transfer credit process.

Lakeland's transfer center specializes in assisting students transferring either to or from Lakeland, helping to ensure students are up to date on equivalency guides and course articulation information.

Lakeland's Holden University Center Partnership Program

Holden University Center Patnership Program, combined with Lakeland Community College coursework, offers an affordable and convenient way to earn a bachelor's or graduate degree close to home.

Students may take their first two to three years of coursework at Lakeland – at the lower community college tuition rate – and then transfer seamlessly into the Holden University Center Partnership Program.

Holden University Center Partnership Program Request for Information

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Transient (visiting) students

Students home from their four-year college or university are welcome to catch up or get ahead at Lakeland. Taking a few credits at Lakeland to transfer back to the student's home institution is a smart way to save while still advancing educational goals

 Find more information for visiting students here.

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Lakeland Community College is committed to helping active duty personnel, veterans, reservists and dependents attain their personal and professional goals.

The veterans center can help with questions about educational benefits, advice on how to fill out and complete VA forms and much more.

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Virtual campus tour and information sessions

Ready to tour campus and get more information? Watch our virtual tour and information session videos.



Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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