Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is a comprehensive community college serving individuals of all ages. The LLCC district comprises all or parts of 15 counties in central Illinois and covers 4,115 square miles. It is the largest community college district in Illinois in terms of land mass. The main campus is in Springfield, with Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, Beardstown, Taylorville and Litchfield. The mission of LLCC is to provide district residents with quality educational programs and services that are accessible, affordable and responsive to individual and community needs
- LLCC serves nearly 15,000 individuals annually through credit and non-credit courses.
- Nearly 12,000 students received credit-generating instruction in the past year.
- Thirty-nine percent of the LLCC student body is over the age of 25.
- The average age of LLCC students is 28; the median age is 22.
- Approximately six out of 10 students are female.
- More than 19 percent of the LLCC student body is minority.
- Over 58 percent of LLCC students are enrolled part time.
- Ninety-five percent of LLCC students reside in the LLCC district.
- Nearly 21 percent of LLCC students are in college for the first time.
- LLCC students are primarily enrolled in baccalaureate/transfer programs (57 percent) and occupational/vocational programs (30 percent).
- In addition to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science liberal arts programs, top transfer programs include: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Biology, and Computer Information Systems.
- Top enrolled occupational programs: Certified Nursing Assistant, Associate Degree Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Truck Driving, and Industrial Electronics.
- 3,343 individual students took online classes, totaling 6,868 enrollments, in FY ’16.
- 5,342 individuals enrolled in Community Education courses and workshops, and 724 children enrolled in College for Kids in FY ’16.
- 2,027 degrees and certificates were awarded to LLCC students in FY ’16.
- More than 42,500 individuals have earned associate degrees and/or college-level certificates from LLCC.
- Nearly 40 student clubs and organizations including Student Government Association
- Loggers Athletics: Men’s soccer, basketball, baseball; Women’s volleyball, basketball, softball; NJCAA and Mid-West Athletic Conference
Faculty & Staff
- The faculty to student ratio at LLCC is 1:18.
- LLCC employs 122 full-time teaching faculty and 194 part-time instructors.
- The administrative staff at LLCC is composed of 58 full-time employees.
- 99 full-time and 12 part-time employees makeup the professional staff at LLCC.
- Classified staff at LLCC consists of 112 full-time employees and 16 part-time employees.
- Named Best College/University in the State Journal-Register Readers’ Choice Awards.
- Received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the standards of the Association of School Business Officials International for the 16th consecutive year.
- LLCC’s accreditation was reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission in spring 2014.
- The LLCC website won the second place award in the national Educational Digital Marketing Awards competition.
- Women’s volleyball team placed second at the NJCAA national tournament.
- The Soils Specialist Team placed third and College Bowl Team placed sixth at the national Postsecondary Agricultural Student tournament.
- The Lamp student newspaper won the top staff award and 10 other individual journalism awards at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association conference.
- The Chemistry Club received a “Commendable” award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the club’s work.
Costs – FY ’16
- Tuition & fees for a full-time student enrolled in 15 credit hours: $1,890 per semester
- Books: approximately $591 per semester
FY ’16 Budget
- Main Campus
- Capital City Training Center
- Aviation Center
- Illinois Small Business Development Center
- Two health professions programs located at HSHS St. John’s Hospital.
- LLCC-Litchfield and Hillsboro
- LLCC’s Springfield campus has more than 220 acres of property, including:
- About 70 acres of manicured lawn and garden space
- Fifteen acres of native prairie
- Nearly 35 acres of athletic fields and outdoor physical education space
- More than 16 acres of paved parking lots, over two miles of roadways and almost three miles of concrete sidewalks
- All of LLCC’s locations total 652,273 square feet of building space, including:
- The Springfield campus with 17 main buildings
- Outreach Centers in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield/Hillsboro, Taylorville, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and downtown Springfield
- Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc., Aviation Center at LLCC (2016)
- Workforce Careers Center (opened 2012)
- A. Lincoln Commons student center (opened 2011)
- Taylorville Classroom Building (opened 2011)
- Major renovations to the original buildings at LLCC-Taylorville (2015), Montgomery Hall (2012) and LLCC-Jacksonville (2012).