Lincoln College

  • 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 1,264 students (66% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 40%.
  • Lincoln College is the only community colleges within Logan County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Lincoln College is Springfield College in Illinois (27.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Lincoln College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lincoln College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty61 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lincoln College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lincoln College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,264 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:135:1
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# Full-Time Students831 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students433 students2,613 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
790240
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% Asian
-
4%
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% Hispanic
8%
16%
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% Black
25%
14%
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% White
60%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.570.59
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,500$31,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,500 is more than the state average of $15,527. The private state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,500$15,527
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$4,000
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Acceptance Rate56%89%
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SAT Total Avg.1,1051,105
SAT Reading390390
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SAT Math360360
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SAT Writing355355
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ACT Total Avg.5151
ACT Composite1717
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ACT English1717
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ACT Math1717
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Source: 2016 (or 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
  • n/a students | 27.60 Mi1500 North Fifth Street
    Springfield IL  62702
    (217)525-1420
    27.60n/a
  • 3,369 students | 31.00 MiOne College Park
    Decatur IL  62521
    (217)875-7200
    31.003,369
  • 5,286 students | 32.00 Mi1500 West Raab Road
    Normal IL  61761
    (309)268-8000
    32.005,286
  • 14,600 students | 32.50 Mi5250 Shepherd Rd
    Springfield IL  62794
    (217)786-2200
    32.5014,600
  • 10,296 students | 39.00 Mi1 College Drive
    East Peoria IL  61635
    (309)694-5422
    39.0010,296
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.