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Established in 1962, Lake-Sumter Community College maintains three campus locations including Leesburg, South Lake, and Sumter. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Lake-Sumter Community College offers more than 30 degree, certificate, and diploma programs.

The college offers several associate degrees, including associate in arts (AA), associate in science (AS), and associate in applied science (AAS). The AA degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions where they pursue a bachelor’s degree. The AS degree provides students with a strong knowledge base which they may use to enter the workforce; or, they may use to transfer to a four-year college or university. The AAS, on the other hand, prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce. As part of the AS or AAS degree program, students can also earn technical certificates in specific fields through short-term career education which prepares students for entry into the workforce within two years.

Other programs available include distance learning, as well as computer institute and continuing education. Lake-Sumter Community College also offers dual enrollment for academically challenged high school students seeking both high school and college credits simultaneously. In addition, the Sumter campus has a new fire station which is used for hands-on training for students pursuing a degree in Fire Science Technology.

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Lake-Sumter Community College is open to all students including high school graduates, transfer students, transient students, international students, as well as high school students who would like to get a jump start on their college education.

Prospective students are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent in order to apply. Interested students should fill out and submit an admissions application either on line or in person. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee when applying to Lake-Sumter Community College. In addition, prospective students are required to take a college placement test and schedule a student orientation.

International students must complete and submit a paper application along with a $70 non-refundable application fee to the Admissions and Records Office. For additional admissions information and requirements, go to the International Student Services website.

Financial Aid

Lake-Sumter Community College offers several options for financial assistance including grants, scholarships, student loans, and work study programs. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. The deadline for submitting a FAFSA is April 15. In addition, qualifying students must have their entire financial aid file completed by the following semester dates: fall semester—June 1; spring semester—November 9; and, summer semester—April 12. For additional information on aid availability, as well as detailed descriptions of each aid option, go to Lake-Sumter Community College’s website.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6325th for the average student loan amount.
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Lake-Sumter Community College is a two-year college which serves a wide range of commuting students through three campuses, including Leesburg campus, South Lake campus, and Sumter campus.

There are a variety of opportunities for students to get involved in campus life. The college has over 20 student clubs and organizations, student government, a student newspaper, fitness and wellness center, intramural sports, a student run radio station, intercollegiate sports, and a student fine arts magazine. In addition, the college has a student bookstore and a library on each campus.

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Lake-Sumter Community College Lakers compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Mid-Florida Conference of the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA). The Lakers are represented in the following intercollegiate sports: women’s volleyball, and softball; and, men’s baseball.

Scholarships are available to qualifying student-athletes who have excelled in athletics during high school and who have maintained academic excellence simultaneously. To inquire about scholarship opportunities and requirements, contact the Athletics department directly.

Lake-Sumter Community College also offers intramural sports including table tennis, golf, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and billiards.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 119 0.58
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.01
Forcible Rape 5 0.02
Robbery 27 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 194 0.95
Larceny 876 4.30
Vehicle theft 33 0.16

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population15,328 (13,151 urban / 2,177 rural)
Households7,358 (2.08 people per house)
Median Household Income$32,309
Families4,944 (2.49 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1210

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2989th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,172 $3,172 $13,276
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $106 $106 $443
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,172 $4,172 $14,276
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,558 $15,558 $25,662
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,324 $7,324 $17,428

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,997 $3,142 $2,997 $3,142 $11,740 $13,246
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,734(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,682(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,182(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3818th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $46,581 ($45,968 male / $45,559 female)
Number of FT Faculty 78 (25 male / 53 female)
Number of PT Faculty 238
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $1,206,125

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