Largest Increase Since 2012-2013 for Applications to Lakeshore Technical College

Overall enrollments for fall more than doubled over fall 2020.




With applications to Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) for this coming fall at a level not seen by the college since 2012-2013, interest in gaining an education appears to be on the rise in the lakeshore area. Applications are up 38 percent over this past school year. 

“This significant increase in applications tells us lakeshore area residents are not only seeing the value in obtaining an education today, but also doing so close to home,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “Many of our students are working and raising families while attending LTC. Being able to gain a high-quality education close by is important to them.” 

Carlsen stated other reasons for the increases may include the fact LTC has been offering in-person learning since last fall and recently announced guaranteed in-person learning for fall 2021. In addition, the college’s streamlined admissions process does not require testing or high school transcripts, and there is no application fee.

Applications for fall 2021 are still being accepted.

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #20 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist for two consecutive years.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $52,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at