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5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
p. 217-786-2200
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Lincoln Land Community College

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Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois, strives to improve the lives of its community members by offering accessible and affordable programming. The college provides students with certificates and occupational and transfer degrees, as well as workforce training and college preparation. At the core, LLCC values:

  • integrity and honesty
  • diversity and mutual respect
  • learning
  • compassion and respect
  • collaboration, teamwork, and inclusiveness
  • community development
  • accountability
  • innovation and creativity

Lincoln Land Community College is extremely unique in that they have a Green Center, designed to provide green jobs training and serve as a resource for the community. They focus on green jobs and sustainability. Professional training, workshops, degree and certificate programs are available for students. The Green Center is a member of IGEN, the Illinois Green Economy Network, which unites the state’s 48 community colleges in an effort to stimulate the state’s green economy through workforce training, community outreach, and market transformation.


Lincoln Land Community College consists of seven academic departments for students wishing to pursue higher education. LLCC offers three types of degrees: transfer, vocational-technical, and general purpose. They also offer students two types of certificates: Certificates of Achievement, and Certificates of Completion.

Arts and Humanities

The Arts and Humanities department offers programs of study in foreign languages ranging from Chinese and Japanese to French and Spanish. In addition, the department also offers continuing education and career advancement certificates in film, fine arts, and philosophy.

Business and Technologies

The Business and Technologies department is a huge umbrella for a variety of trades. In addition to classes and programs addressing specific business concepts such as being office professionals and hospitality, it also encompasses topics such as horticulture, computer programming, and automotive sciences.

Health Professions

The Health Professions department at LLCC offers programs of study in emergency services as well as nursing. Fire Science and Surgical Technology are included in the department.

Mathematics and Sciences

The Math and Science department offers courses and certificates in engineering, the hard sciences, as well as health.

Social Sciences

In the Social Sciences department, students are able to study subjects ranging from anthropology and law enforcement to physical education and psychology.

Workforce Development and Community Education

The Workforce Development and Community Education department at LLCC offers students the opportunity to hone their skills in community learning, small business development, adult learner training, truck-driver training, and pre-apprenticeships for construction careers.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Before registering for any classes, students wishing to attend Lincoln Land Community College must be admitted first. Placement tests are required for any new students in order to support and enhance the opportunity for their success. The purpose of the tests is to determine the appropriate placement for students in mathematics, English, and reading. As a result, students will be able to successfully complete their courses, leading to degrees or certificates.

There are six possible components to the tests. They include: reading, sentence skills, a written essay, arithmetic, elementary algebra and college level math. Each portion of the test would take roughly 30 minutes to complete. The assessment scores are valid for two years.

Lincoln Land Community College welcomes first-time college students interested in degrees or certificates, transfer students, college graduates wishing to continue their education, as well as those working on their GED or learning English as a Second Language.

Financial Aid

Students at Lincoln Land Community College can apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The FAFSA can be found online. Due to limited funding opportunities, the earlier students apply, the better chance they will have of obtaining all the assistance they might need and be eligible for in the upcoming semester.

LLCC offers support for students wishing to apply for a variety of financial assistance including loans, scholarships, grants, and work study. There are also very specific assistance packages designed for Veterans wishing to continue their education. Emergency loans for fees and books are also available on a case-by-case basis.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4832nd for the average student loan amount.
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Students at LLCC are able to join a myriad of clubs and organizations, ranging from subject area groups to charity and activist groups. There are over 40 clubs and organizations in all. Students wishing to start new clubs can do so through the Lincoln Land Community College Student Life Office.

There is a Red and Blue Crew that students, staff, and faculty can join in order to get acquainted with the various co-curricular activities at LLCC. The events hosted by the Red and Blue Crew are both educational and entertaining. They provide students, staff, and faculty with a sense of belonging by helping them become more involved with the school, campus, and others.

If students are striving to build leadership skills or gain governance experience, they can also join the Student Government Association. The SGA coordinates various events including community service programs and Soberfest, an annual program that raises awareness regarding alcohol abuse. The SGA also sponsors a Faculty-of-the-Month program as well as the annual Battle of the Bands.

Students seeking academic support are able to take advantage of LLCC’s Learning Lab. Tutors and other students are always standing by, ready to assist with study skills, math and science skills, as well as writing. Some of the free student services include: peer tutoring, the Writing Center, the Math Center, the Science Center, special needs services, make-up testing, or supplemental instruction and study groups.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The Lincoln Land Community College Loggers participate in several NJCAA sports, competing against other junior colleges in the region. In addition, they also participate in the Mid-West Athletic Conference. Sports offered at LLCC include: baseball, Men’s and Women’s basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. There are also a variety of camps offered during the summer for a variety of sports, including baseball, softball, and basketball.


  • Boroch, Deborah, et.al. Student Success in Community Colleges: A Practical Guide to Developmental Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010. Print.
  • Lincoln Land Community College. Lincoln Land Community College. n.d. Web. 1 August, 2011.
  • NJCAA. National Junior College Athletic Association. n.d. 3 August, 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 94th in Illinois and 2912th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 7 0.10

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 909 0.78
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 8 0.01
Forcible Rape 103 0.09
Robbery 258 0.22
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,883 1.61
Larceny 5,076 4.35
Vehicle theft 217 0.19

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1713

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4142nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,376 $4,752 $7,128
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $264 $264 $264
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $99 $198 $297
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,528 $5,904 $8,280
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,976 $17,352 $19,728
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,011 $9,387 $11,763

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,412 $2,568 $4,560 $4,872 $6,708 $7,176
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $888(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,975(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,473(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,483(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 126 28 15 6 1,759 249 2,193
Accounting 3 3
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 8 2 10
Agricultural Production Operations, General 8 8
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 11 1 12
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 12 1 13
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 2 2
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 2 8 1 11
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 23 26
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 1 1
Biological and Physical Sciences 10 4 4 1 212 10 241
Building/Property Maintenance 1 9 10
Business Administration and Management, General 2 22 1 25
Business/Commerce, General 1 1
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 7 3 190 12 212
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 2 2
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 8 9
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 1
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 1 3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4 4
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 3 3
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 2 2
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 3 1 5
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 2 3
Design and Visual Communications, General 1 1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3 3
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 1 1 55 3 64
Engineering, General
Fashion/Apparel Design 1 1
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 1
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 9 1 10
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 3 35 3 41
Fire Services Administration 21 3 24
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 22 22
General Studies 5 1 1 65 3 75
Graphic Design 4 4
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 7 19 3 29
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 2 2
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 1 1
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 1 30 2 33
Industrial Technology/Technician 1 1
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 8 8
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 13 8 2 4 284 16 330
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 19 1 21
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 1 10 11
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 8 8
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 3 3
Music, General
Network and System Administration/Administrator 2 1 18 1 22
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 43 9 3 350 16 426
Occupational Therapist Assistant 1 14 15
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 9 1 10
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 1 1 93 3 101
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 1 13 1 15
Security and Loss Prevention Services 1 12 91 104
Surgical Technology/Technologist 1 4 1 6
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 12 1 84 69 166
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 3 3
Welding Technology/Welder 4 18 22

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 859th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $77,476 ($76,538 male / $73,481 female)
Number of FT Faculty 129 (63 male / 66 female)
Number of PT Faculty 371
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $1,415,270

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