The College of Lake County
(CLC) is a community college
in Grayslake, Illinois
. In 1967, a referendum passed establishing the CLC community college district
The College of Lake County serves over 18,000 students in transfer programs, career programs, GED and adult basic education, non-credit and career development, and training for businesses.
In 1968, A. Harold Anderson and Paul W. Brandel donate parcel of land for Grayslake Campus. Dr. Richard G. Erzen is named first president; serves until 1978. First classes are held on the Grayslake campus on September 25, 1969, drawing an enrollment 2,360 students, taking 224 courses. Tuition is $7 per semester hour. Classes are offered in a six-building pre-fabricated complex, constructed at a cost of approximately $1 million. Referendum passes in December authorizing construction of a permanent campus.
In 1974, the A and B wings are completed on the Grayslake Campus and CLC receives its first five-year accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
CLC opens an outreach center in Waukegan in 1978. By 1981, the Lakeshore campus is opened in Waukegan. Property is purchased for Southlake Educational Center in Vernon Hills in 1998. By 2007, new classroom building opens at Southlake Educational Center and is designated as Southlake... Read More