When Elyria residents need train for a new career, update their current skills or earn a degree, they come to Lorain County Community College, located right here in Elyria. LCCC has served more than 80,000 Elyria residents over the years by offering more than 80 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs. And all that is at LCCC’s low tuition rate, making it even easier for our neighbors to attend courses in their hometown.
As the cost of higher education keeps rising around the country, Lorain County Community College has kept tuition affordable. LCCC’s University Partnership allows students like me to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from 12 quality universities – all on LCCC’s campus at and at a fraction of the cost of attending the universities at their main campuses. In fact, the students save an average of $50,000 by earning bachelor’s degree through LCCC’s University Partnership. That’s real value for a better future.
LCCC has consistently cut costs to hold tuition down. In response to funding challenges and continued uncertainties, LCCC has cut millions from its budget. Issue 2 is important to maintain the services and programs of LCCC and its University Partnership, including internships, career advising and job training. These programs are vital as I prepare to complete a degree and begin a rewarding career, close to home.
Good paying jobs in today’s economy demand a quality education, and LCCC and its University Partnership provide that education to thousands of Lorain County students. Your vote for Issue 2 is necessary to ensure the next generations of students will have access to a phenomenal education at a reasonable cost.