Facts at a Glance
Named a "Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review. More...
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a private, dynamic and progressive institution of higher education offering 37 undergraduate majors, and masters’ degrees in business administration and education. This co-educational institution, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls approximately 1,200 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies program and international learning opportunities. More...
Accreditation / Professional Memberships:
Lake Erie College is accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents, and the Higher Learning Commission who grants us membership in the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Lake Erie College also holds accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE),The British Horse Society (BHS) and is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). More...
The College is located in Painesville, Ohio, 30 miles east of Cleveland. The historic campus is comprised of 46 acres and 18 buildings.
The George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center, located 5 miles south of campus in Concord Twp., is comprised of 86 acres, barns that accommodate up to 95 horses and a 700 seat arena.
A coeducational, residential, four-year comprehensive college
Student-Faculty ratio is 15:1
Average class size is 17
56% Residential, 44% Commuter
45 full-time Faculty - 76% hold terminal degrees in their area of study
48% women, 52% men
74% from Ohio, 22% representing 26 other states,and 4% representing 14 foreign countries
81% Caucasian, 11% Minority, 8% Unknown, International, or more than two races reported
The College has four residence halls on campus and six apartment buildings within walking distance that accommodate approximately 530 students. Residential staff is available in all buildings. All residence halls have lounge areas and laundry facilities. Rooms are designed to accommodate two students, data ports for Internet access and cable. Students living on campus participate in one of three campus meal plans. Other facilities include a fitness center, fields, cafeteria and dining.More...
Lake Erie College offers tutoring services through our Academic Learning Center
including writing & math labs, academic & career guidance with the Offices of Academic Advising and Career Services, and special needs accommodations for all students with Student Support Services
. For more information on any of these please see the appropriate offices.
Minimum GPA is 2.5 in college preparatory courses. ACT and/or SAT scores are required
Tuition and Fees:
2012-2013 Academic Year
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees*
Room (double occupancy)
Board (19 meals per week)
Total Estimated Full-Time Undergraduate cost
Graduate Tuition and Fees:
$599 per credit hour and $51 college fee per credit hour
$499 per credit hour and $51 college fee per credit hour
For Course- or Program-Specific fees, including Equine Studies, Natural Sciences, Photography and Physical Education, please refer to the catalog
93% of students received financial aid in 2011
Both need-based and academic scholarships are available
Full-time undergraduate students may be eligible for many different scholarships, including merit-based scholarships, an entrepreneurship scholarship and a humanities legacy scholarship. For more information see Financial Aid
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science in Education (M.Ed.)
All Minors (alphabetically)
Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II school, offers 23 varsity sports and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), the East Coast Conference (ECC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). More...
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field and Wrestling
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
Intercollegiate and Intramural Clubs and Sports:
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Learn more about the place you will call home. An on-campus visit is the best way to discover all that Lake Erie College has to offer. To arrange your visit, please call 440-296-1856 or 800-533-4996. Visit our website at www.lec.edu/contact/visit.