Lake Land College

5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, IL 61938
Tel: (217)234-5253
5,676 students
Public institution
Lake Land College creates and continuously improves an affordable, accessible, and effective learning environment for the lifelong educational needs of the diverse communities we serve.
School Highlights
Lake Land College serves 5,676 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Lake Land College is the only community colleges within Coles County, IL.
The nearest community college is Richland Community College (42.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 142 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
College Lake Land College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 142 staff
61 staff
Lake Land College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,676 has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,676 students 1,315 students
Lake Land College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
Lake Land College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,667 students
815 students
Lake Land College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,009 students
1,061 students
Lake Land College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lake Land College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lake Land College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Lake Land College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Lake Land College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Lake Land College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Lake Land College More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
Lake Land College Unknown (2010-2013)
Lake Land College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.27 0.70
Lake Land College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,952 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,666 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,952 $5,590
Lake Land College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,666 $10,086
Lake Land College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Lake Land College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lake Land College is a public community college offering career programs that lead to immediate employment, transfer programs that lead to a baccalaureate degree, liberal arts, adult education, special job training and retraining programs. The 308 - acre campus hosts nine major buildings plus six supportive buildings, two campus ponds, a 160 acre agriculture land laboratory, computer labs, CAD lab, child care lab, cosmetology clinic and a dental clinic. The library provides access to books, magazines and several electronic databases. Classes are offered at the Effingham Kluthe Center, Workforce Development Center /IETC, on the Internet and at more than 25 off campus sites. Lake Land College is also committed to using technology in the learning process, allowing the College to reach beyond east central Illinois and afford you opportunities that surpass what anyone would have imagined just a few years ago. Degrees and certificates in Biotechnology, Massage Therapy, Cisco and GIS, are just a few examples of the new programs available to our students. One of the most comprehensive offerings of online and interactive distance learning courses among any higher education institution is available at Lake Land. The Higher Learning Commission; Member - North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Illinois State Board of Vocational Education, National League for Nursing, Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association and Commission for Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Approved as a Class I Community College by Illinois Community College Board and Illinois State Board of Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Taylor Business Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.