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 13,800 individuals annually through credit and non-credit courses.
- Over 10,200 students received credit-generating instruction in the past year.
- Thirty-three percent of the LLCC student body is over the age of 25.
- The average age of LLCC students is 25; the median age is 20.
- Approximately six out of 10 students are female.
- More than 21 percent of the student body is minority.
- Over 63 percent of LLCC students are enrolled part time.
- Ninety-four percent of LLCC students reside in the LLCC district.
- Over 20 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 (31 percent).
- In addition to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science liberal arts programs, top transfer programs include: Business Administration, Biology, Psychology, Criminal Justice and Computer Information Systems.
- Top enrolled occupational programs: Associate Degree Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Truck Driving, Emergency Medical Tech. and Industrial Electronics.
- 4,134 individual students took online classes, totaling 9,424 enrollments, in FY 2019.
- 5,113 individuals enrolled in Community Education courses and workshops, and 635 children enrolled in College for Kids in FY 2019.
- 1,538 degrees and certificates were awarded to LLCC students in FY 2019.
- Over 46,000 individuals have earned associate degrees and/or college-level certificates from LLCC.
- 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: 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 113 full-time teaching faculty and 150 part-time instructors.
- The administrative staff at LLCC is composed of 51 full-time employees.
- 101 full-time and 8 part-time employees make up the professional staff at LLCC.
- Classified staff at LLCC consists of 114 full-time employees and 19 part-time employees.
- LLCC was named Best College/University in the 2019 State Journal-Register Readers’ Choice Awards for the fourth year in a row.
- The 2019 men’s baseball team placed seventh at the NJCAA Division II national tournament.
- The 2019 women’s volleyball team placed eighth at the NJCAA national tournament.
- Agriculture students on the 2019 Soil Specialist Team placed first and the Beef Specialist Team placed fifth at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Conference.
- The Lamp student newspaper received 19 awards at the 2019 Illinois Community College Journalism Association spring conference.
- The Model Illinois Government Team won the Outstanding Small Delegation award at the 2018 MIG simulation at the Illinois State Capitol.
- LLCC was awarded the 2018 “Best Places to Work” award from the Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank.
- The LLCC Child Development Center achieved another five-year term of accreditation in 2017 from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the gold standard for early childhood programs across the country.
- LLCC’s accreditation was reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission in 2014.
Costs – 2019-20
- Tuition and fees for a full-time, in-district student enrolled in 15 standard credit hours: $2,137.50 per semester
- Books: approximately $540 per semester of 15 credit hours (varies by course and choice of media)
FY 2019 Operating Budget
- $45.4 million
- Main Campus
- Capital City Training Center
- Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Aviation Center at LLCC
- Two health professions programs located at HSHS St. John’s Hospital
- LLCC-Litchfield (classes also offered in Hillsboro)
LLCC’s Springfield campus has more than 220 acres of property, including:
- 17 buildings
- 70 acres of manicured lawn and garden space
- 15 acres of native prairie
- 35 acres of athletic fields and outdoor physical education space
- 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.
- Renovation of the LLCC-Taylorville welding lab (2018)
- Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc., Aviation Center at LLCC (2017)
- Workforce Careers Center (opened 2012)
- A. Lincoln Commons student center (opened 2011)
- LLCC-Taylorville classroom building (opened 2011)
- Major renovations to the original buildings at LLCC-Taylorville (2015), Montgomery Hall (2012) and LLCC-Jacksonville (2012)