• The mission of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529 is to provide excellence in teaching, learning, public service, and economic development. The District is committed to high academic standards for pre-baccalaureate, career and technical education that sustain and advance excellence in learning.

School Highlights

Lincoln Trail College serves 723 students (54% 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 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 723 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,079
  • Out-state tuition: $11,070
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 13%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Lincoln Trail College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 103% over five years.
Lincoln Trail 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
67 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lincoln Trail College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Lincoln Trail College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
723 students
2,581 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
393 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
330 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
556 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
393 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
330 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
3%
24%
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% Black
8%
12%
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% White
87%
53%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.24
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
54%
36%
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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)
$35,600
$31,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,079 is more than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,070 is more than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$9,079
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,070
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,000
$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,373
$4,500
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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

  • Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 (IECC) is located in a 3,000 square-mile area of southeastern Illinois near the Illinois-Indiana border. The multi-college District includes Frontier Community College at Fairfield, Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Olney Central College at Olney, and Wabash Valley College at Mt. Carmel. The first three colleges combined in 1969 to form what is now known as the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529. Lincoln Trail College, an institution of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529, was overwhelmingly approved by public referendum in October 1969 and is recognized as an Illinois Class I Community College. Three other community-oriented institutions (Olney Central College in Olney, Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel and Frontier Community College in Fairfield) complete the higher education structure of District 529. IECC is the only downstate multicollege district. Initial operation of LTC began in Fall 1969 with college-level instruction offered under the auspices of the Evening Division of IECC District 529. Classes were conducted in facilities provided by the local community, with approximately 300 students taking advantage of higher education in the immediate Lincoln Trail area. In Fall 1970, there were 682 students and the first classes were taught on the campus. Located on Highway 1, the campus site of 280 acres was purchased in January 1970. The college facilities of more than 130,000 square feet include a classroom and laboratory building, a physical education complex, and a third building composed of the Eagleton Learning Resource Center, the large group instruction theater (the Zwermann Arts Center), the Lincoln Room and the Student Center. The permanent campus was first occupied in Fall 1973. The Harry L. Crisp Educational Center (Telecommunications Technology Program) is located at LTC-South Campus, one-half mile south of the junction of Illinois Routes 1 and 33. Lincoln Trail College offers degrees and certificate in Administrative Information Tech (AIT), Basic Nurse Assistant Training Progr (BAID), Corrections - Parole Officer (CORPO), Corrections - Youth Supervisor (CORYS), Desktop Publishing (INFO), Horticulture (HORT), Horticulture Certficiate (HORT), Industrial Management (INDMG), Manufacturing Skills (INDMG), Medical Assistant (MEDA), Microcomputer Support Specialist Degree (MSS), Microsoft Computer Systems Engineer (MCSE) (MSS), Nursing (NUR), Office Management (OMGT), Paraprofessional Educator (EDU), Paraprofessional Educator (EDU), Pharmacy Technician (PHM), Supervisory Skills (INDMG), Telecom Outside Plant/Interconnect (TELCS), Telecommunications Technology Web Design Certificate (INFO) and Workplace Skills (INDMG).

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lincoln Trail College cost?

Lincoln Trail College's tuition is approximately $9,079 for In-State students and $11,070 for Out-State students.

What schools are Lincoln Trail College often compared to?

Lincoln Trail Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Olney Central College, Frontier Community College by visitors of our site.

What is Lincoln Trail College's ranking?

Lincoln Trail College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 723 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,079
  • Out-state tuition: $11,070
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 13%
  • 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 lower than the national average of 0.70. 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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