Lake Land College: Narrative Description

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5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938-9366
Tel: (217)234-5253
Admissions: (217)234-5378
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 304-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.7 million. Total enrollment: 7,196. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,159 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 23 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 36% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for dental services, nursing, physical therapist assistant, civil engineering technology, John Deere agricultural technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations. Placement: ACT recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1545 full-time, $51.50 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3595 full-time, $119.86 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7568 full-time, $252.27 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $358 full-time, $11.95 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Agriculture Production and Management Club, Cosmetology Club, Agriculture Transfer Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Civil Engineering Technology Club. Major annual events: Spring Carnival, Alcohol Awareness Week, Blood Drives. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center with 36,912 books, 23,956 microform titles, 193 serials, 1,446 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $439,600. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mattoon (population 20,000) is an agricultural, commercial, industrial, oil, and transportation center with an average temperature of 53 degrees and an annual rainfall of 39 inches. Bus, train, and air service is available. Community facilities include churches of all denominations, many civic, service, and fraternal organizations, a civic center, hospital, nursing center, clinic, and excellent shopping facilities. Recreational facilities include golf courses, swimming pools, bowling lanes, theatres, skating rinks, and Lakes Paradise and Mattoon with swimming, boating, fishing, and an amusement park. Mattoon is located in the heart of the Lincoln-Lore Lane with many historic points of interest in the area. Part-time employment is available.

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