Lincoln Trail College
- 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.
Lincoln Trail College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:
- Category Attribute
- School Resources Percent of students receiving financial aid
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Completion Rates Highest completion rates
- Debt For Students Least debt for graduating students
- The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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|
|Total Faculty||33 staff||123 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,031 students||3,999 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||31:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||403 students||1,386 students|
|# Part-Time Students||628 students||2,613 students|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,600||$31,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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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