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LLCC named a top college with affordable online degrees

SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College has been named a top college in the United States with affordable online degrees by Best Value Schools in its recently published “Best Affordable Online Degrees in 2021.” Among two-year colleges, LLCC was ranked No. 29 nationally and top in Illinois.

An announcement of the rankings states, “The benefits of earning a degree are many and have become much more valuable over the past few years ... the flexibility of an online degree allows students to continue meeting other personal obligations while earning their degree. They can arrange their schedule so that it works for them.”

“We were among the pioneers in online education. Now we offer hundreds of general education transfer courses online, as well as many career-focused courses,” says Becky Parton, dean of academic innovation and eLearning at LLCC. “Our faculty receive intensive training in online teaching, and with a low student to faculty ratio, our online students receive personal attention in their classes.”

For 24 years, LLCC has provided affordable, high-quality courses online and maintains the highest level of accreditation for online teaching from the Higher Learning Commission.

Registration for summer classes at LLCC is now underway, and fall registration begins April 15. More information on online courses is available at