Founded in 1966
Each semester, we serve about 5,000 students, with an annual enrollment of 22,000. The average age is 23.5 with 44.3 percent male and 55.7 percent female.
The faculty have received numerous state and national awards for excellence in teaching.
With over 150 academic programs offered, Lake Land College is dedicated to offer many resources to help students be successful. TRiO Student Support Services provides academic and financial planning assistance; Work & Learn provides mentoring opportunities and tuition assistance to adults returning to college; and the Tutoring & Testing Center provides free tutoring on a daily basis.
The college also offers students enrichment opportunities through the “Honors Experience” in Phi Theta Kappa, honors courses, Presidential Scholarship, leadership opportunities through Student Life and engagement opportunities through a variety of clubs and activities.
Some programs at Lake Land College have a special admission process, meaning acceptance into the programs have requirements and is competitive. Enrollment into the college does not guarantee admission into a special admissions program. The following are special admission programs at Lake Land College:
Associate Degree in Nursing
John Deere Technology
Physical Therapist Assistant
The 317-acre campus hosts nine major buildings plus six supportive buildings, two campus ponds, a 160-acre agriculture land laboratory, computer labs, CAD lab, child care lab, cosmetology clinic and a dental clinic. Recreational opportunities include a cross country track and a disc golf course. Classes are offered at the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology in Effingham, Workforce Development Center in Mattoon, Western Region Center in Pana, Eastern Region Center at the Forsythe Building in Marshall, on the Internet and at many off campus locations including 18 Illinois Department of Corrections and two Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice facilities.
Lake Land has more than 50 international students representing 20 different countries.
Lake Land has one of the highest enrollment of online students among all colleges in the state, offering more than 150 courses that have been developed by faculty.
Red and Black
Make way for the Lakers now
our champions we do cheer.
We’ve played the game,
we’ve earned the name
our foes we do not fear.
So, raise up your voice in praise
let’s shout for victory.
The Lakers are best
forget all the rest.
To Lake Land our loyalty