Lakeshore Technical College Ranked Among the Best Two-Year Colleges in the Nation

Tuition and graduation rates are among the data considered for rankings.




Lakeshore Technical College is ranked fourth best in the nation for educational outcomes by, which also ranks it among the top 4% of two-year colleges. WalletHub compared more than 650 two-year community colleges across cost and quality indicators including tuition and fees, student-faculty ratios, and graduation rates.

Lakeshore is also ranked the fourth best community college in Wisconsin and 13th best in the nation by Niche. Niche compares data from sources including the U.S. Department of Education and its own survey of current college students and recent alumni.

“Consistently being recognized as one of the top community colleges in the nation across a variety of publications affirms our status as a powerhouse in the community college sector,” said Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen. 

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 8,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on Lakeshore for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. Lakeshore faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals. 

Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #4 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist three out of the last four years, and the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.

Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore Technical College each year, and associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $54,048 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at