Lake Land College


Lake Land College at a Glance


Public community college offering career programs that lead to immediate employment, transfer programs that lead to a baccalaureate degree, liberal arts, adult education, special job training and retraining programs.

Student Profile
8,200 students from across East Central Illinois, average age 26, 53% female, 47% male

Lake Land faculty have received numerous state and national awards for excellence in teaching.

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. The library provides access to books, magazines and several electronic databases. Classes are offered at the Kluthe Center 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 16 Department of Corrections facilities.

Student Life
Intramural program, Student Government Association, Student Activity Board, Student Ambassadors, Livestock Judging Team, student radio station, student newspaper and more than 20 student clubs and organizations.

Student Services
Learning Assistance and Tutoring Centers, Counselor/Coordinator of Student Accommodations, Career Services, Trio Student Support Services, Financial Aid and Veterans Services.

Lake Land College has an annual operating budget of approximately $32 million.

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 203,000. 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, basketball. Women's sports - basketball, softball, volleyball. Men and women's sports – cheerleading.

International Students
Lake Land has more than 60 international students representing 25 different countries.

Online Students
Lake Land College offers more than 200 online courses, developed for students to take classes at convenient times and locations to fit their schedules.

Community Learning
Community enrichment courses from art and athletics to software and technology courses, GED and adult/family literacy services, Child Care Lab and continuing education service.

Admissions Requirement
Open Door Policy. Age 18 or over. Special admission procedures for high school students 16 years of age or older.

The Higher Learning Commission; Member - North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602 - Phone: (312) 263-0456, National League for Nursing, American Dental Association and Commission for Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Cosmetology – State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, the National Phlebotomy 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.

Faculty and Staff
The College employs approximately 374 full-time employees and 348 part-time employees.

Board of Trustees
The Lake Land College Board of Trustees is composed of 7 members elected at large in the district, according to the provisions of the Illinois Public Community College Act, and a non-voting student member, who annually will be elected by the student body. The Board of Trustees consists of an elected chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary to provide leadership and perform necessary legal duties. In order to facilitate a thorough analysis of issues, there are three standing Board Committees: Resource and Development, Buildings and Site, and Finance.

School Colors
Red and Black


School 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


Give a Gift
Supporting our Veterans
No Smoking