Lakeshore Technical College Named #10 Best College for Adult Learners




When it comes to openness and responsiveness to adult students, Lakeshore Technical College is among the 10 best in the nation. Washington Monthly, a bimonthly nonprofit magazine of U.S. politics andgovernment based in Washington, D.C. placed LTC in the number 10 spot in their ranking of Best Two-YearColleges for Adult Learners.

In addition to noting that LTC is top-notch at meeting the needs of adult learners, the ranking highlighted howwell adult students fare once they graduate from LTC.

“Receiving this type of national recognition really demonstrates the commitment of everyone at LTC to providequality, affordable, and accessible learning opportunities,” said LTC President Mike Lanser.​

LTC had the highest ranking of any two-year college in Wisconsin, with only one other Wisconsin college making the top 20.

The Washington Monthly rankings are constructed based on ease of transfer/enrollment, flexibility of programs, services available for adult students, percent of adult students (age 25+) at the college, mean earnings of adult students ten years after entering college, loan repayment rates of adult students five years after entering repayment, and tuition and fees for in-district students.

“Every year, millions of adult Americans make the decision to go back to college to earn the degrees they need to advance their lives,” said Paul Glastris, editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. “We hope these rankings will help them pick colleges where they have the best chance of achieving their goals. Just as important, we hope that by honoring colleges that do right by adult students, we’ll spur more colleges to do the same.”

A full list of the selected colleges and details on the selection process are available at

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at:

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