President's Message

Welcome to Lorain County Community College! Helping students reach their goals is our top priority.  

LCCC was established in 1963 to provide high-quality, affordable and accessible education and workforce training to all residents of Lorain County and the region. This same mission guides us today. In the six decades since the college opened, one in four Lorain County residents has been served by LCCC, impacting more than 50% of county households.

With academic and career pathways that connect to in-demand jobs right here in Northeast Ohio, students can confidently focus on their education and know their future is bright. LCCC works closely with more than 700 local employers to ensure students graduate career-ready. In fact, 90% of LCCC graduates live and work in Northeast Ohio.

Throughout the educational journey, students will benefit from LCCC’s high-quality education provided at a low tuition rate. Our specialized Career by Design advising model, flexible class options and support services meet students where they are and help them propel forward. This holistic and equitable approach to student success means students receive the support needed to overcome barriers and achieve goals. 

For those planning to continue for a bachelor’s or master’s degree, LCCC’s University Partnership is the best value. The University Partnership offers more than 100 degrees from 14 Ohio partner colleges right here on the LCCC campus – with an average tuition savings per student of $74,000.

Additionally, LCCC is proud to now deliver applied bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields. LCCC offers Ohio’s first applied bachelor’s degree in Microelectronic Manufacturing (MEMS). A second LCCC applied bachelor’s degree is available in Smart Industrial Automated Systems Engineering Technology. Graduates of these programs are building the future in the semiconductor and microchip industry in Northeast Ohio and across the Midwest. 

Students are encouraged to explore everything LCCC has to offer, including student clubs, Stocker Arts Center, athletics, community connections, internships and so much more. From your first class to graduation and throughout your career, the caring team at LCCC is here to help.

Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.