History of Lake Erie College

As one of the oldest institutions for higher learning in the Western Reserve, Lake Erie College is proud of its long heritage. From its start as a female seminary to a coeducational institution of today offering undergraduate and graduate degrees to individuals of all ages, the College has been a leader in higher education for 160 years.

Over 10,000 alumni have graduated from this fine institution, and all have left their mark in some way. Many others have contributed to the campus as faculty, staff or friend. Collectively, we have made Lake Erie College what it is today--a beautiful, vibrant campus of individuals dedicated to learning and growth.

The First 150 Years


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