Lincoln Land Community College: Narrative Description

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5250 Shepherd Rd.
PO Box 19256
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
Tel: (217)786-2200
Admissions: (217)786-2243
Fax: (217)786-2492
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District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 441-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7160 per student. Total enrollment: 6,942. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 722 applied, 100% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Full-time: 2,756 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 4,186 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0.1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 39% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 47% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Foreign Language/International Studies Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1620 full-time, $54 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6750 full-time, $225 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8310 full-time, $277 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $165 full-time, $5.50 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Model Illinois Government, student newspaper, Madrigals. Major annual event: graduation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 65,000 books, 3,638 microform titles, 10,000 serials, 3,300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $698,579. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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