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About Lake Land College

Founded in 1966

Student Profile

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.

Special Programs

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 and the Presidential Scholarship as well as leadership opportunities through Student Life and engagement opportunities through a variety of clubs and activities.

Special Admission Programs

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 Nurse
Court Reporting
Dental Hygiene
John Deere Tech
Massage Therapy
Medical Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Practical Nursing


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, cosmetology clinic and a dental clinic. Recreational opportunities include a cross country track and a disc golf course. Classes are also offered at the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology in Effingham, Western Region Center in Pana, Eastern Region Center at the Forsythe Building in Marshall, on the Internet and at many off campus locations including 23 Illinois Department of Corrections and two Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice facilities.

Main Campus & District

  • 5001 Lake Land Blvd. (U.S. Route 45), Mattoon, Illinois, near the junction of Interstate 57, exit 184 and U.S. Route 45
  • College district – 4,000 square miles with a population of 195,500
  • 180 miles to Chicago, 127 to St. Louis, 45 to Champaign-Urbana and 10 to Eastern Illinois University – Charleston

Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Member, National Junior College Athletic Association
  • Men’s sports – baseball and basketball
  • Women’s sports – basketball, softball and volleyball
  • Men and women’s sports – cheerleading

International Students

Lake Land has more than 50 international students representing 20 different countries.

Online Students

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.


  • Member of  The Higher Learning Commission – North Central Association
    30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, Illinois 60602
    Phone: 312-263-0456
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Automotive Service Excellence Master Certified
  • Commission on Dental Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Cosmetology – State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
  • Approved as a Class I Community College by Illinois Community College Board and Illinois State Board of Higher Education

School Colors

Red and Black



“Laker Loyalty” Fight Song

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

Learn the words and sing along!

Media Contacts

Kelly Allee
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Aaron Wendt
Communications Engagement Coordinator
Kyle Jeisy
Digital Communications Coordinator
Megan Nelson
Marketing Publication & Design Coordinator
Nathan Dragovan
Marketing Specialist
Lynne Donaldson
Marketing Production Specialist
Kelly Cothern
Communications Specialist