Lincoln College

Tel: (217)732-3155
1,232 students
Private not-for-profit

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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 1,232 students (65% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Lincoln College is the only community colleges within Logan County, IL.
The nearest community college is Springfield College in Illinois (27.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 1,232 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,232 students
1,287 students
Lincoln College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
803 students
832 students
Lincoln College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 429 students
1,021 students
Lincoln College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Lincoln College sch enrollment Lincoln College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Lincoln College Asian (2007-2008)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Lincoln College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Lincoln College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Lincoln College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Lincoln College More (2010-2012)
Lincoln College sch ethnicity Lincoln College sta ethnicity
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. 0.49 0.45
Lincoln College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,500 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,500 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,500 $5,890
Lincoln College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,500 $10,050
Lincoln College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 73%
Lincoln College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
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 Composite Avg. 17
ACT English 17
ACT Math 17
Source: 2012 (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.

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