- 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.
Lincoln College serves 1,109 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
- Enrollment: 1,109 students
- In-state tuition: $17,500
- Out-state tuition: $17,500
- Acceptance Rate: 67%
- Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
- Minority enrollment: 60%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 221 teachers has grown by 140% over five years.
(IL) Community College Avg.
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Lincoln College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Lincoln College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $17,500 is more than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $17,500 is more than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
SAT Total Avg.
ACT Total Avg.
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
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