Lake Erie College in Painesville

Painesville, OH

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Lake Erie College offers 126-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 69%. The most popular test is SAT - 18% of students submitted it in comparison to 89% of students who submitted ACT. 48.5% are women, and 51.5% are men. 3% percents of international students. Lake Erie College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Lake Erie College is 20005$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $32984 and $41676 per year. 47% of full-time Lake Erie College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Lake Erie College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Lake Erie College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,122
$30,001 - $48,000$16,367
$48,001 - $75,000$20,192
$75,001 - $110,000$20,724

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4465

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


757 of Lake Erie College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 81 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Lake Erie College number 55 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Lake Erie College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Lake Erie College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Lake Erie College graduation rate is below the national average.

47% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Lake Erie College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

8 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Lake Erie College acceptance rate is at the level of national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 73%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 4% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Lake Erie College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 2% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Lake Erie College full-time retention rate is 68% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Lake Erie College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1315 - 1600

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 440 - 540
Math: 450 - 540
Writing: 425 - 520

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Lake Erie College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 23

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 24
Math: 17 - 22
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Lake Erie College is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Lake Erie College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Lake Erie College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Lake Erie College 01

The campus located by 391 W Washington St address in Painesville, Ohio.


Lake Erie College 01 in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Lake Erie College with 0.61% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Lake Erie College 01 are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Lake Erie College offers 126 programs in total: 105 are for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 9 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 361 universities in Ohio state. Lake Erie College is one of the few institutions in Ohio that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Ohio state average data to help you compare.


Lake Erie College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 856 students with 25677 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 154 with 3706 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Lake Erie College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Extremely poor communication. They failed to meet with me on a day that was agreed upon previously as well. They love to pass the blame or extra effort to a different employee instead of helping me out themselves.

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Overall Rating:

Beautiful college. A lot of history here!!

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Overall Rating:

We enjoyed are visit, found Lake Erie College and the community wonderful. So good in fact my son has decided to matriculate at Lake Erie College. The students we met, along with the faculty and football coaches were all first class, Tyler is going to be a Freshman in the Fall of 2015 and play football for "The Storm", he is signing his confirmation on signing day 2/14/2015. It's a good feeling when your all in on a decision no second guessing. We both were sold on the school, the community of Panesville, OH and most importantly the many people we met, who were all first class. Go Storm !!!!!!!!

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Overall Rating:

A great place to get an education and play some ball. Lacrosse capital of Ohio.

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Overall Rating:

Beautiful college sitting on a beautiful campus. Love the architecture of the buildings. Great football program.

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Location & Website

Address: 391 W Washington St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4403757000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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