Over the past decade, Lincoln Land Community College has enhanced community partnerships and expanded workforce development training programs, especially for underserved populations. Located in the heart of Midwest farm country and founded by a group of mainly farmers, college officials were incredibly grateful last spring to accept a large gift that will continue that storied history and transform the agriculture program. LLCC serves the community from the 15-month-olds at the gold-level, certified Child Development Center, through students in the popular College for Kids, innovative high school programs including First Semester and College NOW, traditional transfer and career training programs, to the active seniors in the Academy of Lifelong Learning. – Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.
Name of college: Lincoln Land Community College
College president: Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.
Type of college: Public
Campus setting: Midsize City
Year established: 1968
Board Chair: Dennis Shackelford
Board of trustees webpage: http://www.llcc.edu/explore-llcc/board-of-trustees/
- Total Enrollment:6,447
- African American:10.25%
- Native American:0.42%
- Total Minority:15.51%
Interesting facts about Lincoln Land Community College:
- An $18 million bequest benefiting the Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) agriculture program was announced in March. The gift will allow the college to grow and transform the agriculture program and promote agriculture education throughout the district.
- The LLCC Highway Construction Careers Program is funded through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation to expand the number of people in historically underrepresented populations working in highway construction.
- The LLCC Open Door Program provides academic mentorship to African-American male students and allows them to sample various careers through internships and job shadowing opportunities with more than 30 local businesses.
- LLCC has the largest community college district in Illinois in terms of land mass, covering 4,115 square miles. The main campus, four Outreach Centers, the Capital City Training Center and Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc. Aviation Center serve students throughout the district.
- An innovator in online education, LLCC celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first online class in fall, 2017. That first class has grown into 85,000 online class enrollments over the past two decades. Last year, 36 percent of LLCC students took at least one course online, and more than 1,500 students took all of their courses online.