About the University Partnership

The University Partnership at Lorain County Community College was created to bring bachelor's and graduate degrees to the residents of Lorain County. Under this partnership, many of the finest universities in Ohio offer programs to students right on the Lorain County Community College campus. The four-year institutions offer all courses required for the completion of the bachelor's degree programs or the fulfillment of requirements for graduate or certificate programs. Lorain County Community College's University Partnership coordinates the delivery of the degree programs. Partner institutions provide the faculty and curriculum.

The University Center building, which opened on October 22, 1998, houses the University Partnership, the partners' offices, classrooms, computer labs and interactive video distance-learning classrooms.

Some University Partnership courses are offered in the University Partnership Ridge Campus, which opened on January 7, 2013.  Currently, the University of Toledo's Computer Science and Engineering program is housed at the UPRC.

The University Partnership continues to search for new programs to accommodate the needs of students. Please take a moment to complete the Student Interest Survey to help us identify programs of interest.

Getting Started

Admission, registration, financial aid, and payment for courses/programs offered at Lorain County Community College through the University Partnership differ with each institution. Students interested in a specific program should schedule an appointment to meet with the advisor for the program. Current University Partnership advisor schedules.

Check the UPComing Events link for the schedule of Information Sessions regarding new and current programs.


To enroll in a University Partnership program, you will need to apply for admission to the main campus of the partner university. The ideal approach for admission to a bachelor's degree program is to complete the first two years of college courses (or an associate's degree) from Lorain County Community College. Successful completion of the correct courses greatly simplifies admission to an undergraduate program. The University Partnership recommends that you meet with an advisor from the partner institution you wish to attend during your first two years at LCCC. LCCC Academic advisors will assist you in transferring your coursework to the partner institution. Once your application has been accepted, you will become a University Partnership student as well as a student of that university.

Financial Aid

All financial aid and payment for classes is processed through the partner university's main campus. You may be eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, or loans. The Lorain County Community College Foundation, through the generous support of private donations, has made scholarship dollars available to University Partnership students. For more information on the University Partnership Empowerment Award, the University Partnership Scholarship Program, or various scholarships offered by partner universities, please contact the University Partnership Office or click here.

Students are urged to complete the proper paperwork and apply for financial aid completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form) well in advance to starting classes. Contact the university that you plan to attend if you need assistance with your financial aid application. If you plan to take Lorain County Community College and partner university courses you will need to complete a consortium agreement. Check with your partner university for your consortium agreement.

Registering for Classes

Partner universities offer on-line registration, please contact your University Partnership advisor if you have questions.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees will be assessed by the institutions in which students are enrolled, not by Lorain County Community College. Current Tuition rates are listed on this web site, but students should contact the university for current tuition and fees. Complete information about payment and refund policies is available from the partnership representatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

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