About Lakeland

Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.

Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college served 8,735 (unduplicated head count) credit students during the 2019-2020 academic year (Source: 2020-2021 IPEDS 12-Month Enrollment).

Credit courses
Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Lakeland offers more than 135 associate degree and technical certificate programs leading to high demand careers or transfer to four-year institutions. Tuition remains one of the lowest in the state of Ohio.

Lakeland's Holden University Center was established in 2011 to provide further opportunity for those with higher educational goals. The Holden University Center offers bachelor's and graduate degrees from a variety of four-year partner institutions.

Noncredit courses
In addition to credit coursework, the college also offers noncredit workforce and professional development courses throughout the year. Through noncredit education professionals can earn their continuing education units, or CEUs, to keep their skills current and certifications up to date.


Mission, Vision, Purpose, and Core Values

To provide quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.


To be the best in creating quality learning opportunities.

Core Purpose

To impact lives through learning.

Core Values

Excellence - ensuring high quality services and learning opportunities through assessment for continuous improvement

Accessibility - serving as a center of learning for all people by removing barriers, strengthening relationships, and maintaining affordability

Diversity - fostering equity, inclusion and civility by respecting and celebrating differences among individuals and communities

Integrity - committing to high standards of personal and professional behavior within a culture of honesty and trust

Innovation - empowering learners and communities to be creative and versatile in their thinking and performance

Joy - creating diverse and vibrant learning communities that inspire lifelong learning

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