Lake Land College is a comprehensive community college offering a broad range of programs. Lake Land offers transfer degrees, allowing students to complete their first two years of college-level coursework at Lake Land before continuing their education at a four-year college or university. Lake Land also offers certificate programs and degrees, which allow students to directly prepare for the workplace.
With approximately 150 academic majors, including business, nursing, agriculture, and more, there’s something for everyone!
Unlike many American colleges, classes here are small, giving you the individualized attention from faculty you deserve.
Do you want to study in America but feel that maybe your English level is not high enough for regular college classes? Lake Land College offers an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) for non-native speakers that will help you rapidly improve your English skills.
The IELP offers various levels of instruction in reading, writing and speaking based on your needs. Students at the beginning and intermediate levels will be enrolled full-time in the program. Advanced level students may be co-enrolled in a limited number of regular college courses. The IELP includes group classes along with individual instruction.
Placement testing upon arrival will determine the appropriate level of instruction. No TOEFL score is required to enroll in the Intensive English Language Program.
Take the first step to your American education by completing our simple application process:
Lake Land College holds many advantages over four-year universities, including lower costs, smaller class sizes, and a greater degree of flexibility. For students in one of our many transfer programs, Lake Land provides a specialized, low cost alternative to their first two years of academic study. Students can also take advantage of FREE tutoring in our Tutoring and Testing Center on campus.
Check out what some of our past international students have to say about their experiences at Lake Land.
– Joseph Bongungu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Lake Land College alumnus majoring in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois
If you have a mind to study English, I cannot recommend a better place than Lake Land College.”
– Junsoo (Marvin) Lee, South Korea
Lake Land College alumnus majoring in Political Science at Eastern Illinois University
– Wun Yan (Gloria) Yu, Hong Kong
Lake Land College alumnus majoring in Psychology
– Charlotte Pursian, Germany
Lake Land College alumnus majoring in Nursing
For a complete list of our university partnerships, please contact us.
If your transfer university is not included as one of our partnerships, our academic counselors will work with you individually to create an academic plan that will allow you to transfer with ease.
1. Eastern Illinois University
2. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
3. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5. Indiana State University
More than 90% of students feel they are prepared for continued success at the university level after attending Lake Land College.
As an international student, you will pay tuition and fees at the out-of-state rate, which is $457.86 per credit hour. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid and should expect to pay this amount per year of study. Once enrolled at Lake Land College, international students are eligible for scholarships available to all students through the Lake Land College Foundation.
More information regarding Lake Land College’s tuition and fees can be found on our Tuition and Fees page.
Student apartments are available within walking distance from campus through cooperation with a private company. The majority of international students stay at Lake Land Living Apartments.
More information regarding housing options can be found on our Housing page. For additional help with housing options, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Land College’s police officers provide a full range of law enforcement services to assist in providing students, faculty and staff with a safe and secure environment. The Police Department provides many services for the Lake Land College community including crime awareness programs, escorts, assistance with motorist emergencies, correction of safety hazards, and processing of lost and found items. Lake Land College police officers are also trained in crisis management, first aid and CPR, hazardous materials, severe weather and law enforcement response. The College has also made significant investments in technology and emergency notification systems to ensure each individual’s safety while on the grounds of Lake Land College.
More information and crime statistics can be found on our Police Department page.