5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, IL 61938
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 3,862 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,862 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,282
  • Out-state tuition: $13,084
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Lake Land College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

The teacher population of 343 teachers has grown by 154% over five years.
Lake Land College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
343 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lake Land College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Lake Land College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,862 students
2,413 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,928 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,934 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
548 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,928 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,934 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
n/a
5%
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% Hispanic
8%
24%
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% Black
27%
12%
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% White
59%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.61%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,800
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,282 is less than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,084 is more than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,282
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$13,084
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,078
$8,029
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,400
$4,600
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lake Land College cost?

Lake Land College's tuition is approximately $7,282 for In-State students and $13,084 for Out-State students.

What is Lake Land College's ranking?

Lake Land College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,862 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,282
  • Out-state tuition: $13,084
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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