Lincoln Trail College

Tel: (618)393-2982
  • 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 1,031 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Lincoln Trail College is the only community colleges within Crawford County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Lincoln Trail College is Vincennes University (24.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Lincoln Trail College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty33 staff123 staff
Lincoln Trail College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Lincoln Trail College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lincoln Trail College diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,031 students3,999 students
Lincoln Trail College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:135:1
Lincoln Trail College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students403 students1,386 students
Lincoln Trail College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students628 students2,613 students
Lincoln Trail College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lincoln Trail College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lincoln Trail College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lincoln Trail College Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
Lincoln Trail College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lincoln Trail College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Lincoln Trail College More (2011-2016)
Lincoln Trail College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.080.59
Lincoln Trail College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lincoln Trail College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$32,200
Lincoln Trail College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $9,079 is more than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,070 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,079$7,978
Lincoln Trail College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,070$10,454
Lincoln Trail College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%83%
Lincoln Trail College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$3,571$7,862
Lincoln Trail College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,000
Lincoln Trail College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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).

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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 82%. 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.