Lincoln College

Tel: (217)732-3155
1,264 students
Private not-for-profit
The mission of Lincoln College is to assist each student in the development and achievement of personal and educational goals and to assure that its degree recipients are liberally educated and personally and academically prepared to succeed.
School Highlights
Lincoln College serves 1,264 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Lincoln College is the only community colleges within Logan County, IL.
The nearest community college is Springfield College in Illinois (27.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 46% over five years.
College Lincoln College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 61 staff
62 staff
Lincoln College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,264 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,264 students 1,371 students
Lincoln College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
Lincoln College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 831 students
779 students
Lincoln College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 433 students
1,083 students
Lincoln College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Lincoln College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Lincoln College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Lincoln College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Lincoln College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Lincoln College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Lincoln College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Lincoln College Non Resident (2010-2014)
Lincoln 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. 0.57 0.70
Lincoln College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,500 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,500 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,500 $5,664
Lincoln College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,500 $10,360
Lincoln College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 790 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99%
Lincoln College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 56%
Lincoln College Percent Admitted (2006-2014)
SAT Total Avg. 1,105
Lincoln College SAT Total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 390
Lincoln College SAT Reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 360
Lincoln College SAT Math (2006-2012)
SAT Writing 355
Lincoln College SAT Writing (2006-2012)
ACT Total Avg. 51
Lincoln College ACT Total (2006-2014)
ACT Composite 17
Lincoln College ACT Composite (2006-2014)
ACT English 17
Lincoln College ACT English (2006-2014)
ACT Math 17
Lincoln College ACT Math (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The college is a selective co-ed two-year, private, liberal arts college, accredited by the North Central Association designed to prepare a student for university study through a structured, supportive approach to learning. The college includes 60-acre wooded campus with complete academic, artistic, and athletic facilities. Lincoln College was established in 1865 to fill the need for an institution of higher learning in central Illinois. Commissioners investigated several sites, and in December, 1864, selected Lincoln, Illinois. On February 6, 1865, a charter for the new university was secured from the Illinois General Assembly. Ground was broken for University Hall, the first college building, just six days later on Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Lincoln College provides a full measure of personal support. This is an intentionally small institution because we strive to give each student substantial individual attention. Our class sizes are small and each year we are delighted to observe students, faculty members, and support staff coming together as an academic family. There are a number of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities available to students on both campuses and, because of our small size, we are able to offer many educational enrichment opportunities. Lincoln College at Lincoln is a two-year residential campus offering a liberal arts foundation as well as athletic and fine arts programs. Lincoln College at Normal also offers associate degree programs as well as four-year programs and a cosmetology school. Both central Illinois campuses provide low student to faculty ratios and complete supportive services.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Springfield College in Illinois
    Private not-for-profit
    n/a students | 27.60 Mi1500 North Fifth Street
    Springfield IL 62702
  • 3,369 students | 31.00 MiOne College Park
    Decatur IL 62521
  • 5,286 students | 32.00 Mi1500 West Raab Road
    Normal IL 61761
  • 7,020 students | 32.50 Mi5250 Shepherd Rd
    Springfield IL 62794
  • 10,296 students | 39.00 Mi1 College Drive
    East Peoria IL 61635
Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,534 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.