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 11,300 individuals annually through credit and non-credit courses.
  • Approximately 9,000 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-seven percent of LLCC students are enrolled part time.
  • Ninety-four 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 (61 percent) and occupational/vocational programs (27 percent).
  • In addition to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science liberal arts programs, top transfer programs include: Business Administration, Computer Science, Psychology, Biology and Pre-Nursing.
  • Top enrolled occupational programs: Associate Degree Nursing, Industrial Electronics, Certified Nursing Assistant, Truck Driving and Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications.
  • 5,281 individual students took online and hybrid classes, totaling 15,463 enrollments, in FY 2023.
Program Enrollment: Career Training Programs make up 27 percent, and Baccalaureate/Transfer Programs make up 61 percent.
Top Transfer Programs: Biology, Business Administration, Pre-Nursing, Computer Science and Psychology. Top Career Training Programs: Truck Driving, Certified Nursing Assistant, Associate Degree Nursing, Industrial Electronics, Computer Systems Networking


  • 1,729 degrees and certificates were awarded to LLCC students in FY 2023.
  • Over 50,400 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, and women’s volleyball, basketball, soccer and softball
The faculty to student ratio at LLCC is 1:17.

Faculty & Staff

LLCC Employees: Faculty 285, Classified Staff 128, Professional Staff 123, Administration 65.
  • The faculty to student ratio at LLCC is 1:17.
  • LLCC employs 285 teaching faculty (full-time and part-time instructors).
  • The administrative staff at LLCC is composed of 65 employees.
  • There are 123 professional staff at LLCC.
  • Classified staff at LLCC consists of 128 employees.

Recent Recognitions

  • LLCC's accreditation was reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission in 2023.
  • The new diesel technologies program earned accreditation in 2023 from the Associated Equipment distributors Foundation.
  • The LLCC Child Development Center was reaccredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children in 2022.
  • The Ag Club's Soils Specialist Team was named 2023 National Professional Agricultural Student (PAS) Champions at the National PAS Conference.
  • Dawson Bakunas, LLCC Workforce Institute student, earned seventh place in the culinary arts at the national SkillsUSA 2023 Championships. Three Workforce Institute students placed first and one second at the state competition.
  • The 2021 men's baseball team placed seventh at the NJCAA Division II national tournament.
  • 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.

Costs – 2022-23

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

FY 2024 Tuition & Fees: $2,295.00 per semester for full-time, in-district student enrolled in 15 standard credit hours. (Fall 2023, Spring & Summer 2024). Some programs have variable tuition rates.
Cost savings of approximately $10,000-$38,000. Private University: $42,897. Public University: $14,662. Community College: $4,604. Based on average undergraduate tuition and fees in Illinois for 30 semester hours in FY 2023.

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

  • Nursing Education Center (2021)
  • Kreher Agriculture Center (2021)
  • LLCC-Taylorville welding lab (2018)
  • Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc., Aviation Center (2017)

Upcoming Construction

  • New Student Services Center
  • Expansion of EMS training facility
  • Expansion of truck driver training lot