Partnerships & Accelerated programs

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) – Lake Erie College and Cleveland State University dual degree program

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - 3+3 Joint Bachelor's/Law Accelerated Degree Program

Doctorate in Pharmacy - Lake Erie College & University of Findlay’s College of Pharmacy

Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine - Lake Erie College & Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Doctorate in Dental Medicine - Lake Erie College & Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine ECOM (LECOM School of Dental Medicine)

Doctorate in Pharmacy - Lake Erie College & Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM School of Pharmacy)

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) - Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program

Critical Languages Consortium

Lake Erie College participates as a charter member of the Critical Languages Consortium (CLC) of northeastern Ohio. The CLC consists of one public university (University of Akron) and six private colleges (Lake Erie College, Hiram College, John Carroll University, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Siegel College of Jewish Studies and Ursuline College) that collaborate to provide synchronous distance learning in modern languages that are federally defined as "critical." Contact the Office of Academic Affairs for further information.

Early Admission Agreement Between Lake Erie College and Duquesne University Law School

Lake Erie College (LEC) and Duquesne University Law School (DULS) have established a 3+3 Program in which a student completes three full years of study at LEC, followed by three years at DULS, culminating in a baccalaureate degree from LEC after the fourth full year of study and the J.D. degree from DULS after the sixth full year of postsecondary study. DULS will accept for regular admission all candidates from LEC who meet the following eligibility requirements: 

- cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above for three years (96 cr.); 
- completion of one undergraduate major program of study and all general education requirements; 
- minimum LSAT score in the 60th percentile, taken by the end of the fall term of junior year; 
- recommendation by a jointly administered Selection Committee; 
- completion of DULS Office of Admissions protocols and application. 

Please direct any questions concerning the Law School Early Admission Agreement to Dr. Swartz-Levine, Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. She can be reached by phone at 440.375.7456 or by email at

Lake Erie College Partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology for Accelerated MBA Program

Lake Erie College and the Rochester Institute of Technology E. Phillip Saunders College of Business have established an agreement which allows qualified students, who have earned a bachelor's degree at Lake Erie, to accelerate their progress through the RIT College of Business MBA program. 

Through the agreement, Lake Erie College graduates who are accepted to the RIT MBA program will have the opportunity to waive select MBA courses given that a student earns a "B" or better grade in the required undergraduate courses. A maximum of four MBA foundation courses may be waived for a period of up to five years from the time the undergraduate course was completed. This agreement offers Lake Erie College graduates an opportunity to complete the RIT MBA program in as few as five academic quarters. 

Lake Erie College students must demonstrate an overall strong potential for success in graduate business study based on their GMAT scores and undergraduate academic performance before being admitted to the E. Phillip Saunders College of Business. 

Founded in 1829, RIT is an internationally recognized leader in professional and career-oriented education and enrolls more than 15,000 students in eight colleges.

Lake Erie College Partnership with Auburn Career Center

Lake Erie College and Auburn Career Center in Concord Township, Ohio have established an agreement that enables students completing the Auburn Career Center Business Program to receive academic credit at Lake Erie College for ET 201 Fundamentals of the Enterprise (4 SH) upon enrollment at Lake Erie College as a degree-seeking student. Contact the Registrar's Office for additional details.

Lakeland Community College Partnership Agreement and Programs

Lakeland Community College (Lakeland) and Lake Erie College have developed a university partnership to provide access and opportunity for students from Lake County and the surrounding areas who seek educational attainment beyond the associate degree. The Partnership is a collaboration between Lakeland and colleges and universities to offer bachelor and/or graduate degrees and programs identified to be in the greatest demand and which complement programs offered by Lakeland and its partnering College or University (University). Both institutions collaborate to create a seamless transition of higher learning for Lake County and the surrounding area residents seeking University undergraduate and graduate degrees that articulate well with programs offered at Lakeland. The two institutions collaborate to seek to enhance the options for time and/or place bound working adults and traditional learners.  Lakeland and Lake Erie College maintain a comprehensive educational partnership that mutually benefits the students they serve through Lakeland's University Center in Kirtland, OH. 
Current programs include:
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management
Parker MBA Program
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Lorain County Community College
The Loraine County University Partnership Program provides access and opportunity for community residents in Loraine County who seek educational attainment beyond the bachelor's degree. LCCC serves in partnerships with colleges and universities offering associate, bachelor, and/or graduate degrees and programs identified to be in greatest demand by the community and those that complement (rather than compete with) programs offered by LCCC and its partners.
Parker MBA Program
Information regarding the programs may send an email to the Office of Academic Affairs at