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 serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016).
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.
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.
To impact lives through learning.
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 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