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Lake-Sumter State College was established in 1962. It is consistently ranked among the top 150 community colleges in the country and among the best in Florida. LSSC prides itself on providing a high-quality education for an affordable price. It has three locations within the growing suburbs of Orlando. Each year, over 6,000 students are served by the Sumter Center (Sumterville), South Lake Campus (Clermont), and Leesburg Campus. LSSC is a Florida College System member. It offers programs and certificates that prepare students for today’s dynamic workforce.

Vision Statement

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

Mission Statement

Lake-Sumter State College is committed to student success by providing personalized attention and flexible pathways that lead to rewarding careers and higher salaries.

Clermont is often called “The Gem of the Hills” and LSSC’s South Lake Campus helps to make this gem shine.

After many years of offering classes at South Lake High School for several years, funding was secured in 1998 to construct Phase 1 / Building 1. Construction was completed in 1999 and the first classes were held in the new building in the fall.

On March 1, 2002, Phase II, a joint-use facility covering 60,000 square feet, was dedicated. Students called this impressive Higher Education Facility “The Castle on the Hill”. It consists of three floors of classrooms and laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, student services, and an 85-seat auditorium. The third floor also houses a conference room that offers panoramic views of the Orlando region.

The fall 2007 saw the start of planning for the creation of a joint-use library that would serve LSSC, UCF and the Lake County Library System. The partnership would result in a new facility of 50,000 square feet that would be used by the schools and community for many years. In honor of South Lake County’s first public library, the new building will be called the Cooper Memorial Library. The new library was opened in September 2009 and features a state of the art reference and resource addition system, a bookstore and a restaurant. There are also three general classrooms and two computer classrooms. There are also a variety of study rooms with wireless internet access. Full library services are available to the community, including access to computers and a section for children measuring 6,000 feet. There is also a separate area that is specifically designed for teenagers.

Another addition to the South Lake Campus was the Legends Way Softball Complex. The National Training Center and LSSC collaborated to create this project. The Complex was dedicated on July 24, 2008. It is a venue of professional quality for community and collegiate competitions as well as regional and nationwide softball tournaments.

The construction of the South Lake Campus was not finished. In 2008, modular science laboratories were added to our South Lake Campus so that students who needed chemistry and physics labs could meet their needs without having to travel to LSSC.

The South Lake Campus serves more than 2,000 LSSC and 500 UCF students.

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