Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park
Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Completion Rates Highest completion rates
- Diversity Average community college minority breakdown
- The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park||(IL) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||34 staff||123 staff|
|Number of Programs Offered||6||7|
|Total Enrollment||717 students||3,999 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||21:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||717 students||1,386 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$43,400||$31,800|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid||96%||83%|
|Median Debt for Graduates||$12,979||$7,736|
|Median Debt for Dropouts||$4,750||$4,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park is Triton College (0.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
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- 12,146 students | 4.30 Mi4300 N Narragansett
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- 6,245 students | 8.40 Mi1900 W Van Buren
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