Lincoln College

Lincoln College

Lincoln College is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college situated in Illinois, United States. The college has two campuses known as the Lincoln Campus and the Normal campus. The college was established in 1865 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church as an institution of higher learning. The Lincoln Campus is the older of the two and is spread across 60 acres. Lincoln College-Normal Campus opened in 1979 and awards bachelor's degrees in arts and science. Students are offered associate's degrees in arts and science, pre-medical programs, nursing program and global studies program at the Lincoln Campus.

Lincoln College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The students participate in Division II level athletics. The athletic teams at Lincoln college are nicknamed as the Lynx. Some of the sports in which students participate include soccer, golf, volleyball, basketball, cross country, swimming, wrestling and track.

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Lincoln College
300 Keokuk St
Lincoln , IL 62656

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Lincoln College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts239liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Beauty and Cosmetology120cosmetology
Business and Management26business management, entrepreneurship
Hospitality9hospitality administration, travel services
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching0science teaching
Office and Administration0office management, office data entry
Law0legal assistant
Medical Administration0medical secretary

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year311
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years894
Associate's degree2128
Bachelor's degree654

Lincoln College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lincoln College had a total enrollment of 1,266 students (1,216 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 27%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 55%
20-21 17%
22-24 11%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Lincoln College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

Lincoln College Room and Board (2007)

Lincoln College offers campus housing for 770 of its 1,216 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lincoln College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1419
ACT Math1519
ACT Composite1420

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lincoln College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,000
Room and board $ 6,200
Room charge $ 2,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,800
Other expenses $ 2,247

Financial Aid:
Lincoln College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 170900)

Lincoln College Faculty

Lincoln College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1128

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year2*6$43,545
Assistant professoracademic year11$44,61612$48,303
Instructoracademic year4$38,78020$35,237
All faculty totalacademic year19$46,10338$40,675

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

Lincoln College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports554499

Lincoln College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Education And Teaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Office Management and Supervision

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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What Sets Lincoln College Apart:

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