Lincoln Trail College

Tel: (618)393-2982
1,031 students
Public institution
  • 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 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Lincoln Trail College is the only community colleges within Crawford County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is Vincennes University (24.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Lincoln Trail College (IL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 33 staff 121 staff
Lincoln Trail College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,031 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,031 students 3,207 students
Lincoln Trail College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1 36:1
Lincoln Trail College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 403 students 1,118 students
Lincoln Trail College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 628 students 2,604 students
Lincoln Trail College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Lincoln Trail College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lincoln Trail College Asian (2007-2015)
% Black
Lincoln Trail College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Lincoln Trail College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Lincoln Trail College More (2011-2015)
Lincoln Trail 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. 0.08 0.58
Lincoln Trail College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,361 is more than the state average of $7,252. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,412 is more than the state average of $9,471. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,361 $7,252
Lincoln Trail College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,412 $9,471
Lincoln Trail College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 82%
Lincoln Trail College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,252 per year for in-state students and $9,471 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,180 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. 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.