Private 4 Year

Lake Erie College

Painesville, Ohio

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Lake Erie College overview
Location Painesville, Ohio
Online lec.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Lake Erie College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Lake Erie College, established in 1856, is a private liberal arts institution located in Painesville, Ohio, approximately 30 miles northeast of Cleveland. The College is set in a predominantly suburban environment and comprises a campus noted for its Gothic architecture, specifically the historic College Hall which dates to 1874. Lake Erie College offers undergraduate, graduate, and online programs with a focus on personalized education, and is recognized for its equine studies program, among other liberal arts and professional disciplines. The institution provides on-campus living options in residence halls and townhouse-style accommodations. While Lake Erie College maintains a moderately selective admission process, its student-enrollment size allows for a more intimate educational setting. The college fields a variety of sports teams, known as the Storm, but is not distinguished by any particular athletic dominance.

In the most recent statistical year 1,085 prospective students applied, and 587 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 225 enrolled in the school.  717 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 189 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,588 plus fees of $1,436.












LEC is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Lake Erie College overview
SAT 1000/1170
ACT 20/26
Estimated GPA 3.19

Applications Accepted

Lake Erie College overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Lake Erie College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,220
Other Fees$1,436
Room and Board $10,842
Budget for Other Expenses$2,960
Total One Year Cost$50,046

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lake Erie College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 36%
Agriculture 12%
Education 11%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=203580 IPEDS survey data for Lake Erie College.

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