Lake-Sumter State College

Leesburg, FL 34788
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Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) is a Central Florida public college located in Leesburg, Florida. LSSC was originally established in 1962 as a junior college offering two-year programs. It was reestablished as a full-fledged state college offering four-year degrees in 1970. Since then LSSC has been offering various associate’s degree programs, bachelor’s degree programs, and certificates. The school serves well over 6,000 students and always seeks to provide its students with the best possible educational experience. 

LSSC has a very good nursing program that will appeal to prospective nursing students in the area. The Associate’s Degree Nursing Program has proven to be an especially popular option at LSSC. The goal of the training during this program is to help future nurses to learn how to provide care in a culturally sensitive way while being proactive, sensible, and responsive to the needs of the community. This school provides a supportive environment where students can learn everything that they need to know. All students will receive thorough instruction that is completely evidence-based. This positive environment will help to mold nursing students into the health care professionals that they wish to be.

LSSC is a member of the Florida College System.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students4,881
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 60
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1966 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/30/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$106/credit
In State Students$106/credit
Out of State Students$443/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,770 $4,770 $19,935
ADN 70 $7,420 $7,420 $31,010
BSN 125 $13,250 $13,250 $55,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Lake-Sumter State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,178
Other Federal Grant 4% $684
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $2,177
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $1,636
Federal Student Loans 6% $4,212
Private Loans 1% $3,593


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,610
$30,001 to $48,000$5,427
$48,001 to $75,000$7,185
$75,001 to $110,000$8,583
Over $110,000$8,227

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Lake-Sumter State College
9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788

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