Top 10 Ways LSSC Helps You Soar


1. Voted as one of the 120 Best Community Colleges in the Nation

LSSC earned the honor of being included as one of the 120 best community colleges in the United States (top 10% in the nation) in 2012 and 2013 by the Aspen Institute. 

2. Guaranteed Admission to University of Central Florida

Through DirectConnect, LSSC Associate of Arts graduates are guaranteed admission to UCF.  UCF advisors begin working with our students as soon as they sign up for DirectConnect, helping them stay on track for the four-year degree program they choose to pursue.

3. Award Winning Instructors & Staff

Every year for the past 5 years, a LSSC instructor has been a finalist for the Professor of the Year Award from the Association of Florida Colleges.   This prestigious award was given to Thom  Kieft in 2013 and Sybil Brown in 2009.  Our Learning Center was recognized with the Frank L. Christ National Learning Center of the Year Award in 2012. 

4. Making college affordable

Since 2008, the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation has awarded more than $2.5M in scholarships to current and prospective students.  In a  recent study of our nursing graduates 49% of all Nursing graduates had received at least one scholarship from the Foundation.  LSSC offers low tuition and fees.  Financial aid and scholarships are available. 

5. Our Graduates Are Working

The job placement rate for our Associate of Science degree graduates is 96%.  LSSC grads are employed throughout the county and

6. The Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name

We use our small size to its full advantage by offering personalized services and maintain a low student to instructor ration of 19:1.

7. Choose from more than 25 degrees and certificates

LSSC offers degrees and certificates in a variety of fields including: business, early childhood education, health information technology, computer information technology, emergency medical services, environmental science technology and many more.  We also offer bachelor’s degree  in Organizational Management.

8. Distance & Time is Not An Obstacle

We have 3 campuses throughout Lake and Sumter Counties:  Leesburg, South Lake and Sumterville.  We offer day, evening, hybrid and fully online classes.  You can earn your A.A. degree online.

9. Our Students Have FUN! 

Last year, Student Life hosted more than 75 student-led events like cook-outs, welcome back bashes, holiday themed social events and much more.  LSSC Athletics teams compete in Women’s Volley ball, Women’s Softball and Men’s Baseball. 

10. Offering Services to Help You Soar

From our Math Emporium’s unique math lab and model that uses technology to help students tackle their most challenging math courses, to free tutoring in the Learning Center or the Lending Library that allows students to checkout textbooks for a semester, LSSC helps you every step of your educational journey.