Facts About LLCC

Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) serves individuals of all ages and offers accessible, affordable educational programs leading to transfer and career training degrees and certificates. It is the largest community college district in Illinois in terms of land mass, covering all or parts of 15 counties in central Illinois and 4,115 square miles. The main campus is located in Springfield, with outreach centers throughout the district.

Student Enrollment

  • LLCC serves approximately 10,500 individuals annually through credit and non-credit courses.
  • Approximately 8,500 students received credit-generating instruction in the past year.
  • Thirty-two percent of the LLCC student body is over the age of 25.
  • The average age of LLCC students is 25; the median age is 21.
  • Approximately six out of 10 students are female.
  • More than 25 percent of the student body is minority.
  • Sixty-two percent of LLCC students are enrolled part time.
  • Ninety-two percent of LLCC students reside in the LLCC district.
  • Twenty-five percent of LLCC students are in college for the first time.
  • LLCC students are primarily enrolled in baccalaureate/transfer programs (60 percent) and occupational/vocational programs (25 percent).
  • In addition to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science liberal arts programs, top transfer programs include: Business Administration, Pre-Nursing, Criminal Justice, Biology and Psychology.
  • Top enrolled occupational programs: Associate Degree Nursing, Industrial Electronics, Certified Nursing Assistant, Truck Driving and Emergency Medical Tech.
  • 5,058 individual students took online and hybrid classes, totaling 15,433 enrollments, in FY 2022.
Program Enrollment: Career Training Programs make up 25 percent, and Baccalaureate/Transfer Programs make up 60 percent.
Top Transfer Programs: Biology, Business Administration, Pre-Nursing, Criminal Justice and Psychology. Top Career Training Programs: Truck Driving, Certified Nursing Assistant, Associate Degree Nursing, Industrial Electronics, Emergency Medical Technology
Online & Hybrid Learning: 5,058 students took online and hybrid classes in 2021-22.


  • 1,623 degrees and certificates were awarded to LLCC students in FY 2022.
  • Over 49,300 individuals have earned associate degrees and/or college-level certificates from LLCC.

Student Life

  • Events throughout the year, such as Welcome Week, Multicultural Fest and Homecoming
  • A variety of active student clubs and organizations including Student Government Association and Honors Program
  • Loggers Athletics: NJCAA and Mid-West Athletic Conference. Sports teams include Men’s basketball and baseball; women’s volleyball, basketball, soccer and softball; and esports
The faculty to student ratio at LLCC is 1:17.

Faculty & Staff

  • LLCC Employees: Faculty 254, Classified Staff 127, Professional Staff 120, Administration 62.
    The faculty to student ratio at LLCC is 1:17.
  • LLCC employs 279 teaching faculty (full-time and part-time instructors).
  • The administrative staff at LLCC is composed of 64 employees.
  • There are 115 professional staff at LLCC.
  • Classified staff at LLCC consists of 124 employees.

Recent Recognitions

  • The LLCC Child Development Center achieved another five-year term of accreditation in 2022 from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the gold standard for early childhood programs across the country.
  • The Lamp student newspaper received 14 awards, including three first-place honors, at the 2022 Illinois Community College Journalism Association spring conference.
  • LLCC's swine specialist team placed second, college bowl team placed third and soil specialist team placed fourth at the 2022 National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Conference.
  • The 2021 men's baseball team placed seventh at the NJCAA Division II national tournament.
  • LLCC's Rocket League esports team won the 2021 NJCAAE national championship for the second year in a row.
  • Illinois Times named LLCC "Best Continuing Education" provider in the 2019 "Best of Springfield" edition.
  • The 2019 women's volleyball team placed eighth at the NJCAA national tournament.
  • LLCC was named Best College/University in the 2019 State Journal-Register Readers’ Choice Awards for the fourth year in a row.
  • LLCC's accreditation was reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission in 2014.

Costs – 2022-23

Tuition and fees for a full-time, in-district student enrolled in 15 standard credit hours: $2,295 per semester

FY 2023 Tuition & Fees. $2,295.00 per semester for full-time, in-district student enrolled in 15 standard credit hours. (Fall 2022, Spring & Summer 2023)
Cost savings of approximately $10,000-$36,000. Private University: $41,423. Public University: $14,264. Community College: $4,526. Based on average undergraduate tuition and fees in Illinois for 30 semester hours in FY 2022.

FY 2023 Operating Budget

  • $50.5 million


  • Springfield:
    • Main Campus
    • LLCC-Medical District
    • Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Aviation Center located at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
    • Two health professions programs located at HSHS St. John's Hospital
  • LLCC-Beardstown
  • LLCC-Jacksonville
  • LLCC-Litchfield (classes also offered in Hillsboro)
  • LLCC-Taylorville

Recent Construction

  • Renovation of the west wing of Montgomery Hall for a nursing center (2021)
  • Kreher Agriculture Center (2021)
  • Renovation of the LLCC-Taylorville welding lab (2018)
  • Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc., Aviation Center located at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (2017)
  • Renovation of LLCC-Taylorville (2015), Montgomery Hall (2012) and LLCC-Jacksonville (2012)
  • Workforce Careers Center (2012)
  • A. Lincoln Commons student center (2011)
  • LLCC-Taylorville classroom building (2011)