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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Overview

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Erie, Pennsylvania. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Known For?

6 Undergraduate Awards
  • The 0% student loan default rate at LECOM is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at LECOM is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 53% of the faculty were full-time.

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Rankings

LECOM is ranked #119 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

LECOM has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#142 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at LECOM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Osteopathic Medicine Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Health/Medical Prep Programs Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Health/Medical Prep Programs Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine?

Location of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact details for LECOM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1858 W Grandview Blvd, Erie, PA 16509-1025
Phone: 814-866-6641
Website: www.lecom.edu

How Do I Get Into LECOM?

You can apply to LECOM online at: lecom.edu/admissions/apply/

Can I Afford Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine?

0.4% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at LECOM is 0.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Undergraduate Student Diversity

7 Full-Time Undergraduates
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 4,215 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7 full-time undergraduates at LECOM, 14% are male and 86% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  LECOM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of LECOM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Over 3 countries are represented at LECOM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Hong Kong, and Netherlands.

Online Learning at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

0 Took All Classes Online
309 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 309 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at LECOM has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 29th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

This is the #2,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LECOM regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of LECOM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 12%
Health Professions 4%
Health/Medical Prep Programs 23%
Other Education 12%
Public Health 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at LECOM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at LECOM.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Osteopathic Medicine #1
Dentistry #2
Health/Medical Prep Programs #12
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #16
General Biology #25
Other Education #45
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #51
Public Health #95

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Osteopathic Medicine 0 0 0 549 549
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 292 292
Health/Medical Prep Programs 6 144 69 0 219
Dentistry 0 0 0 100 100
Public Health 0 0 80 0 80
Other Education 0 0 32 0 32
General Biology 0 0 5 0 5
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 144 186 941 1,277

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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