Lincoln College

Tel: (217)732-3155
  • 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 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Lincoln College is the only community colleges within Logan County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Springfield College in Illinois (27.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 33% 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
Lincoln College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,264 has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,264 students3,818 students
Lincoln College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:136:1
Lincoln College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students831 students1,205 students
Lincoln College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students433 students2,613 students
Lincoln College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lincoln College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Lincoln College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Lincoln College Asian (2008-2010)
% Hispanic
Lincoln College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lincoln College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lincoln College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Lincoln College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Lincoln College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.570.58
Lincoln College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,500$32,200
Lincoln College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Lincoln College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%82%
Lincoln College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$7,862
Lincoln College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$4,000
Lincoln College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate56%89%
Lincoln College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,1051,105
SAT Reading390390
Lincoln College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math360360
Lincoln College SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing355355
Lincoln College SAT Writing (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg.5151
ACT Composite1717
Lincoln College ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English1717
Lincoln College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math1717
Lincoln College ACT Math (2007-2016)
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
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    Springfield IL  62702
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    Decatur IL  62521
  • 5,286 students | 32.00 Mi1500 West Raab Road
    Normal IL  61761
  • 5,744 students | 32.50 Mi5250 Shepherd Rd
    Springfield IL  62794
  • 10,296 students | 39.00 Mi1 College Drive
    East Peoria IL  61635
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,937 per year for in-state students and $10,775 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 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.