General Information

The College

Lakeland Community College is a public institution of higher education committed to providing quality learning opportunities to the region it serves. The college strives to provide an environment for students that fosters the development of social, political, aesthetic and moral values.

Providing the public with the highest quality education possible - while keeping the price affordable - is one of the college’s top priorities. Lakeland invites students of all ages, backgrounds, locations, and educational and economic levels to take classes that will increase their personal and intellectual development. The faculty at Lakeland strive to make a college education a positive experience for students in a way that encourages a desire for lifelong learning. Students gain the skills and the “know-how” to help them along on their journey toward a career of their choice.

Lakeland offers courses during the day, evening, weekends and online. Additionally, classes are offered in a variety of formats, such as accelerated, blended, Web-assisted, self-paced, or in learning communities to best meet the needs of busy students.

The college is committed to offering learning opportunities to meet the needs of its diverse student body. Lakeland is a vibrant learning community that allows collaborative experiences that result in new ideas, understanding and personal growth for each learner.

Core Purpose

To impact lives through learning.

Core Values

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 equity, inclusion and 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.


To be the best in creating quality learning opportunities.


To provide quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.

Programs of Study and Service

Lakeland offers numerous programs to fulfill its mission. Transfer programs allow students to take the first two years of a traditional four-year college or university curriculum on campus. Technical programs prepare students for employment at the paraprofessional level. Continuing Education programs meet the needs of individuals interested in additional learning through professional development and personal enrichment courses.

The Campus

Lakeland’s campus sits on 400 acres of rolling, wooded countryside in Kirtland, Ohio, about 25 minutes outside of Cleveland. The main entrance is located on State Route 306 near the intersection of Interstate 90. Short-term visitor parking is available near the primary faculty-staff parking lot. All students and visitors may park in any of the large parking lots surrounding the buildings.

Across from the main campus entrance is the state-of-the-art Holden University Center building. The Holden University Center of Lakeland gives students convenient access to complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a variety of leading colleges and universities. Graduates will receive their degrees from the institution of their degree program. The degree is the same as having completed a degree on the university’s main campus.

The Holden University Center, combined with Lakeland coursework, offers an affordable and convenient way to earn a bachelor’s or graduate degree.

In addition to being a place for learning, Lakeland serves as a center for a variety of other community activities. Seminars for small business owners, arts and crafts shows, lectures, sports leagues and clubs, theater productions, film festivals, and art exhibitions are a few examples of the wide reach that the college has in the community.

As a community college, Lakeland offers something for everyone. Students and visitors of all ages, cultures and backgrounds from Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and eastern Cuyahoga counties will find that Lakeland offers opportunities that impact lives.