Founded in 1966
Each semester, we serve about 5,500 students, with an annual enrollment of 22,000. The average age is 31 with 52.9 percent male and 47.1 percent female.
The faculty have received numerous state and national awards for excellence in teaching.
Lake Land College offers 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 Phi Theta Kappa, honors courses, 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 Ag Technology
Medical Assistant (Certificate)
Medical Assistant (Associate in Applied Science)
Physical Therapist Assistant
The 308-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.
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.
Member, National Junior College Athletic Association, Men’s sports – baseball, basketball. Women’s sports – basketball, softball, volleyball. Men and women’s sports – cheerleading.
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.
The Higher Learning Commission; Member – North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602 – Phone: 312-263-0456, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association and Commission for Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Cosmetology – State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, American Physical Therapy Association and Automotive Service Excellence Master Certified. Approved as a Class I Community College by Illinois Community College Board and Illinois State Board of Higher Education.
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
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