Lake Land College

Lake Land College

Lake Land College is a public community college situated in Mattoon, Illinois. Founded in 1966, the college serves more than 7,000 students in several 2-year programs. The faculty and staff of the college have received many national and state awards for excellence in teaching.

The campus, set on nearly 308 acres of land, has 8 supportive buildings, 7 major buildings and approximately 160 acres of an agriculture land laboratory. More than 150 courses are provided online to benefit the outstation students.

Lake Land College athletics teams are known by the name of Lakers, and the college has softball, baseball, basketball and volleyball teams. There are more than 15 student organizations and clubs at Lake Land.

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Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon , IL 61938
General Phone: (217) 234-5253

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Lake Land College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science211biological and physical sciences
Mechanics and Repair184communications install and repair, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Office and Administration182office management, administrative assistant, office data entry, general office occupations
Family and Social Work176housing and human environments, child care provider, social work
Business and Management165business management, accounting, parts and warehousing, entrepreneurship, retail, sales
Liberal Arts162liberal arts and sciences
Construction Trades101construction, property management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine70registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Landscaping and Horticulture60applied horticulture
Agricultural Science and Management57agricultural management, agricultural economics, agricultural machine operation, agricultural machine tech, agricultural production, crop production
Beauty and Cosmetology56cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
Engineering Technician50civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical tech, manufacturing tech, computer systems tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Cooking and Culinary Arts47waiter/waittress
Media30radio and television, desktop publishing and imaging, printing equipment operation
Therapy and Counseling29physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Animal Science and Care29animal grooming, animal training
Computer Science and Engineering28information science
Medical Support and Technology27dental hygienist
Medical Administration17medical transcription, medical secretary
Law4legal secretary
Education and Teaching4teacher aide

Number of programs and degrees for Lake Land College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years40620
Associate's degree72832
Award of less than 1 academic year56217

Lake Land College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lake Land College had a total enrollment of 7,177 students (6,074 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 11%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 24%
20-21 13%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Lake Land College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 33 %

Lake Land College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Mattoon, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lake Land College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,087
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,264
Books and supplies $ 388

Financial Aid:
Lake Land College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 764400)

Lake Land College Faculty

Lake Land College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track513
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year47$54,09157$52,122
All faculty totalacademic year47$54,09157$52,122

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lake Land College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports53338

Lake Land College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Crop Production

Animal Science And Care
Animal Training
Dog/Pet/Animal Grooming

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Retailing and Retail Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Housing and Human Environments, Other
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Biological and Physical Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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