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Lake Erie College Overview

Located in Painesville, Ohio, Lake Erie College is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Painesville makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Lake Erie College Known For?

153 Undergraduate Awards
$30,844 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at LEC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 46% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average LEC student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Lake Erie College Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#26 Best Value Allied Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards LEC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Animal-Assisted Therapy Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#70 Best Allied Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#73 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#134 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#148 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#149 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Lake Erie College?


Contact details for LEC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 391 W Washington St, Painesville, OH 44077-3389
Phone: 440-375-7000

How Do I Get Into LEC?

You can apply to LEC online at:

Admission Requirements for LEC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into LEC?

64% Acceptance Rate
37% Of Accepted Are Women
31% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, LEC does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 53% of accepted students are men and 37% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 31% of students accepted to LEC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lake Erie College  ( 470 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Lake Erie College  ( 470 to 580 )
LEC received ACT scores from 60% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Lake Erie College  ( 15 to 21 )
ACT Math Scores for Lake Erie College  ( 16 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Lake Erie College  ( 18 to 23 )

Can I Afford Lake Erie College?

$30,844 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
6.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of LEC is $30,844. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At LEC, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $7,501 a year. That adds up to $30,004 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LEC is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Lake Erie College Undergraduate Student Diversity

660 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 759 undergraduate students at LEC, with 660 being full-time and 99 being part-time.


There are also 190 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 660 full-time undergraduates at LEC, 54% are male and 46% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 96
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 402
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 96

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Lake Erie College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 23 countries are represented at LEC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, United Kingdom, and Germany.

Online Learning at Lake Erie College

0 Took All Classes Online
26.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

This school is the 58th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of LEC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lake Erie College was 26.1%. This is the #944 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LEC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at LEC 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 LEC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Special Education #163

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lake Erie College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 20 0 63 83
Allied Health Professions 0 0 26 26
Special Education 7 10 0 17
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 0 0 17
General Biology 16 0 0 16
General Psychology 15 0 0 15
Health & Physical Education 11 0 0 11
Agricultural Economics & Business 10 0 0 10
Accounting 9 0 0 9
Animal Services 6 0 0 6
General Education 0 0 6 6
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 0 0 6
Marketing 4 0 0 4
History 4 0 0 4
Human Resource Management 3 0 0 3
General English Literature 3 0 0 3
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 3 0 0 3
Chemistry 3 0 0 3
Political Science & Government 3 0 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 2
Communication & Journalism (Other) 2 0 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 2 0 0 2
Mathematics 2 0 0 2
General Visual & Performing Arts 2 0 0 2
Finance & Financial Management 1 0 0 1
Romance Languages 1 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 1 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 153 10 95 258


*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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