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.
- The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Lake Land College||(IL) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||135 staff||123 staff|
|Total Enrollment||5,593 students||3,999 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||41:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,459 students||1,386 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,134 students||2,613 students|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$31,800||$31,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 3,369 students | 42.40 MiOne College Park
Decatur,  IL  62521
- 1,031 students | 46.20 Mi11220 State Hwy 1
Robinson,  IL  62454
- 1,398 students | 49.30 Mi305 N West Street
Olney,  IL  62450
- 8,443 students | 49.30 Mi2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign,  IL  61821
- 5,610 students | 53.10 Mi8000 S Education Dr
Terre Haute,  IN  47802
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