Name: Lakeland Community College
President: Morris W. Beverage, Jr.
Campus Setting: Large City, Suburban
Year Established: 1967
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 9,831
Part Time: 57.4%
Full Time: 42.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.9%
Native American: 0.4%
Morris W. Beverage, Jr.
Quote from the President
“Our institution is the only community college in the state that was established by a grassroots movement of the voters to place the issue on the ballot. In 1967, community members saw the need for accessible higher education opportunities to benefit the people in our region. Their vision and determination allowed me to be among our college's first graduates. Today, together with our outstanding faculty and staff, I am proud to lead an institution that provides students with educational opportunities that will enrich their lives, their families and our community.”
- Lakeland's Holden University Center is housed in a 40,000-square-foot building that boasts the latest in learning technologies such as interactive video distance learning that connects students and teachers with people across the city, state or world, and whiteboard screen cameras that allow students to download or email class or study sessions. The center provides convenient access to complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a variety of leading colleges and universities on Lakeland's campus.
- The college has been recognized for being ecologically-conscious: a STARS reporter rating from the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education; first college in Ohio to receive the national Bellwether Award from the Community College Futures Assembly; Best Practices Award from the Central Association of College and University Business Officers; and a recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for committing to a better environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Lakeland offers programs for jobs for the future such as biotechnology, geospatial technology and histotechnology.
- Lakeland serves as a cultural center for the arts. The annual jazz festival features renowned musicians in the evenings, but serves as an educational venue by day. To date, the festival has served over 25,000 middle and high school musicians from throughout Ohio. The college is also home to its own musical civic groups, theater productions and art gallery exhibits which draws spectators from throughout northeast Ohio.