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

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, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 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.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* 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

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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