Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College was established in 1856 as the Lake Erie Female Seminary. The college is located on a 60-acre campus in Painesville, Ohio. The 85-acre George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center is also owned by LEC.

Lake Erie College awards Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees. In addition, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Education degrees are also available. Students can choose from over 30 majors in the fields of management studies, fine arts, education, languages and communication, science and math, equine studies, and social sciences.

The sports teams of Lake Erie College are nicknamed the Storm. They participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, football, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, soccer, softball, and volleyball. LEC is a member of the NCAA Division II.

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Lake Erie College
391 W Washington St
Painesville , OH 44077-3389
General Phone: (440) 375-7000

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Lake Erie College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management77business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources management, international business, marketing
Education and Teaching41education, middle school teaching, early childhood education
Liberal Arts25foreign language and literature, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, history
Agricultural Science and Management22farm management
Science12biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Animal Science and Care7equestrian studies
Law5legal assistant
Media3communication and journalism
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Fine Arts3fine arts studies
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0sports and fitness management
Art Studies0arts management

Number of programs and degrees for Lake Erie College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree15226
Master's degree562
Postbaccalaureate certificate32

Lake Erie College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lake Erie College had a total enrollment of 941 students (843 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 7%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 35%
20-21 21%
22-24 11%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%

Lake Erie College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 100 %

Lake Erie College Room and Board (2007)

Lake Erie College offers campus housing for 478 of its 843 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Painesville, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lake Erie College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal425560
SAT Math430540
SAT Writing415540
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT33%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT87%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lake Erie College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,220
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,220
Room and board $ 7,650
Room charge $ 3,860
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,790
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,902

Financial Aid:
Lake Erie College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 306600)

Lake Erie College Faculty

Lake Erie College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$75,8561*
Associate professoracademic year2*9$49,407
Assistant professoracademic year6$52,46812$46,893
Instructoracademic year2*5$36,550
All faculty totalacademic year15$61,00027$47,488

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lake Erie College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Division II Independents
Basketball Division II Independents
Baseball Division II Independents
Track Division II Independents

Lake Erie College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Lake Erie College Apart:

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