Founded in 1962, Lake-Sumter State College is consistently ranked in the top 150 community colleges nationwide and among the best in the state of Florida. LSSC takes pride in providing a high-quality education at an affordable price, and has three locations in the rapidly expanding suburbs of the Orlando metropolitan area. The Leesburg Campus, South Lake Campus (Clermont) and the Sumter Center (Sumterville) collectively serve over 6,000 students annually. As a member of the Florida College System, LSSC is part of Florida’s workforce engine with programs and certificates designed to support and prepare students for today’s dynamic workforce.

Vision Statement

As a leader in higher education, Lake-Sumter State College will transform students through academic excellence and innovative partnerships.

Mission Statement

Lake-Sumter State College delivers student success through personal attention and flexible pathways leading to rewarding careers and higher wages.

Value Statement

We value learning.
We embrace an environment that encourages high quality, innovative instructional practices and fosters student success, academic excellence, and lifelong learning.

We value people.
We respect our students, faculty, staff, partners, and supporters for their personal and professional dignity. We honor academic freedom and encourage professional growth and individual development.

We value student success.
We work collaboratively with students to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

We value forward thinking.
We are preparing to meet the future. Innovative thinking and creative ideas allow us to be responsive and embrace change.

We value our commitment to excellence.
We operate with and expect academic, professional and personal integrity. We are guided by ambitious standards and our excellence stems from a culture that encourages honesty, respect, and transparency.

We value accessibility.
We provide affordable, flexible, and high-quality educational opportunities for all learners.

We value diversity.
We embrace the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage respect for individual differences in culture, academic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

We value partnerships.
We are dedicated to creating lasting relationships with community and corporate partners that advance the needs of our communities and improves their quality of life.

We value sound management practices.
We are accountable for our actions and the efficient and sustainable use of financial and environmental resources.