At College of Lake County, the focus is on academics. We believe hard work should be rewarded. And you’ll find our faculty and alumni agree. Your child will learn how to think creatively, analyze information, make decisions and prepare for what’s next. A CLC education is practical, meaningful and timeless. So your son or daughter will leave ready to earn a bachelor’s degree or begin a rewarding career.
College of Lake County is a smart choice for your family. Our academics are challenging yet manageable. Our campus locations are close to home yet will take your child anywhere he or she wants to go. Our course offerings are affordable and flexible to fit any schedule. And for students who want an even greater challenge, we offer several Honors options.
This is where your son or daughter will get the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for what’s next—whether it’s transferring or embarking on a career right away. And they’ll get it in an environment that’s welcoming, challenging and supportive. With an intimate campus, small classes, caring staff and teaching-focused professors, College of Lake County is a safe place to take risks academically. But we also have a rich campus life with intercollegiate sports, professional organizations, leadership activities, cultural events and even study abroad.
Starting college is a significant milestone for students and parents. This major transition from high school—even if your son or daughter still plans to live at home—can be challenging for the entire family. Acquaint yourself with CLC’s academic terminology. Listen to advice from counselors and students, consider academic support and explore #additional student success programs#. CLC will work with you to make sure your child thrives.
College of Lake County is the most efficient and affordable route from goals to success. This is where your child can study the same courses found at a four-year university, for less money. Still, one of four CLC students receives some form of financial aid. If managing tuition and fees is difficult, look into CLC payment options.
“I rediscovered my love of chemistry at CLC. My professor was such a great teacher and passionate about chemistry that it was easy to go to class and learn.”
“CLC offers so much more than cost savings. I’ve received an excellent education that’s a good stepping stone to my goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.”
“CLC is such a welcoming environment for international students. Within my first year here, I was helping other international students as a student ambassador.”
“CLC has absolutely played a role in changing my educational and career goals. I had space to explore different fields and talk to many knowledgeable people about careers and opportunities.”
“I loved my education courses. The professors bring a lot of experiences into their classrooms, and everything we learn builds from class to class.”
“I have enjoyed all the instructors in the horticulture department, especially their expertise and practical work experiences. All the classes that I have taken are pertinent to my career choice.”
“Even if money hadn’t been an issue for me, I think CLC still would have been the right decision for me because of the wonderful things that I took with me from the college.”
“Really get to know your professors; they are the ones who will write you a letter of recommendation in a few years, so keep in touch with them.”
“As a CLC student preparing to transfer to a four-year school, I learned to seek help regularly from my counselor. I had someone who cared about me and I trusted. I’ll always be grateful to her.”
“College is the best decision I ever made. As a senior at Zion-Benton High School, I received a scholarship to CLC. I thought, “This is an opportunity.””
“I traveled to Peru for a two-week trip with five other CLC students as part of CLC’s first service-learning trip abroad. We were able to do good and experienced Peru’s breath-taking eco-systems.”
“The Truck Driver Training course built my confidence and really prepared me well for a successful career in this field.”
“I chose CLC’s Small Business Development Center for guidance and help meeting people who have already gone through the process of starting a business. They are a great team of experts to have on my side.”
“I became the first community college student accepted as an intern at a newsroom in Erie, Penn., thanks to my experiences on The CLC Chronicle and working with Professor Kupetz. That first internship opened many doors for me.”
“I am currently working part-time as a paralegal while enrolled as a full-time student in Roosevelt University’s Paralegal Studies program. If I had not received the education I had from CLC, I would not have the part-time job.”
“CLC was great preparation for transfer to a four-year school. I got comfortable with my abilities, and I was confident when I transferred to NIU. At CLC, I was also able to explore different courses and my interests.”
“There is something about CLC’s environment and the professors that makes your experience very enjoyable and helps you to do well academically.”
“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
“CLC is a melting pot; a microcosm of America. The students come from so many different backgrounds and contexts, that you learn almost as much from your classmates as you do from your courses.”