Lincoln College

Tel: (217)732-3155
1,101 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 1,101 students (69% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
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 63 teachers has declined by 44% over five years.
Lincoln College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 63 staff
59 staff
Lincoln College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,101 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,101 students
1,282 students
Lincoln College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
Lincoln College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
763 students
810 students
Lincoln College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 338 students
1,017 students
Lincoln College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lincoln College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Lincoln College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Lincoln College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Lincoln College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Lincoln College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Lincoln College Unknown (2006-2013)
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. 0.49 0.53
Lincoln College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,500 is more than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,500 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,500 $10,294
Lincoln College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 780 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
Lincoln College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 87%
Lincoln College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
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: 2013 (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 Springfield College in Illinois
    Private not-for-profit
    1500 North Fifth Street
    Springfield, IL 62702
    27.6  Mi  |  0  students
  • Decatur Richland Community College
    One College Pk
    Decatur, IL 62521
    31  Mi  |  3340  students
  • Normal Heartland Community College
    1500 West Raab Road
    Normal, IL 61761
    32  Mi  |  5215  students
  • Springfield Lincoln Land Community College
    5250 Shepherd Rd
    Springfield, IL 62794
    32.5  Mi  |  7020  students
  • East Peoria Illinois Central College
    1 College Drive
    East Peoria, IL 61635
    39  Mi  |  10770  students
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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 $16,043 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.