Lake Land College

  • 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 4,466 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Lake Land College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 343 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
Lake Land College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty343 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Lake Land College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The Lake Land College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,466 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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# Full-Time Students2,082 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students2,384 students2,008 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
3%
27%
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% Black
3%
13%
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% White
87%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.240.68
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College Completion Rate
44%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,282 is less than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,084 is more than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,282$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,084$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,062$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,250$4,549
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Lake Land College is Richland Community College (39.5 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,158 per year for in-state students and $10,899 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,031 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.