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 Lake Land College 

Name: Lake Land College
President: Scott Lensink
City: Mattoon
State: Illinois
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Town, Distant
Year Established: 1967

Governing Board Website


Lake Land College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 8,234
Part Time: 55.8%
Full Time: 44.2%

Male: 54.6%
Female: 45.4%

African-American: 11.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
Hispanic: 3.4%
Native American: 0.3%
White: 78.6%
Other: 5.6%




Scott Lensink

 Board Chair

Carl Hart
Board Chair

Quote from the President

At Lake Land College, we are committed to providing a safe and excellent academic experience for all students. These efforts were recognized by the Aspen Institute when it ranked Lake Land in the top 10 percent of all community colleges in the country. In addition, named Lake Land the safest college campus in Illinois and the fourth-safest campus in the United States.

Surrounded by a premier sustainability program, the 308-acre campus is alive with busy students, energetic faculty and staff and state-of-the-art technology. The college has alternative energy installations that generate enough energy to completely power 52 average Illinois homes each year. By practicing this sustainable culture, the college saves nearly $500,000 a year, significantly reducing its carbon footprint. Every dollar saved through our "Envision. Educate. Engage for a sustainable future" program means tuition rates remain low and education remains accessible.

Interesting Facts

  • Lake Land College saves almost $500,000 each year in energy costs through the "Envision. Educate. Engage for a sustainable future" initiative, which began in 2008. The initiative provides educational opportunities for students studying green technologies and community members who are interested in learning how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The campus boasts two, 100kW wind turbines, solar panel installations and an underground geothermal loop and well system.
  • The college works hard to establish community and industry partnerships throughout east central Illinois and the country. One program that relies on these partnerships is the John Deere tech program. Students sponsored by local John Deere dealers learn the full range of technological advances in agricultural mechanization, a curriculum that is collaboratively designed by John Deere and Lake Land College.
  • The college is a regional leader in training highly skilled medical professionals who are in high demand. These intensive programs include: associate degree in nursing, dental hygienists, paramedical services, massage therapist, physical therapy assistant, basic nursing assistant, and practical nurse. Students who graduate from Lake Land College consistently perform higher than the national average on all certification examinations upon completion of their program.  
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