Lake Land College

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About LLC

Founded 1966


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


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

Special Programs

Phi Theta Kappa, Learning Assistance Centers, GED classes and literacy services, John Deere Ag Tech program, Counselor/Coordinator of Student Accommodations, Career Services, Physical Therapist Assistant program and more.


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. 


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 has the fourth 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 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.

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

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Media Contacts

Jennifer Forneris
Media Specialist
Office: Bookstore - 12

Kelly Allee
Director of Communications and Creative Services
Office: Bookstore - 11

Paula Rosine
Graphic Designer
Office: Bookstore - 12

Megan Nelson
Assistant to the Director of Communications and Creative Services
Office: Bookstore - 12

Jenny Osborn
Graphic Specialist
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News Releases

Lake Land College to host holiday concert

Lake Land College dental hygiene students receive Fletcher Scholarship

Lake Land College to name new Laker mascot at Alumni Athletics Night

Lake Land College awarded geothermal incentive grant

Lake Land College offers “Threading and Sugaring” seminar for cosmetologists and estheticians

Prospective students invited to Laker Visit Day Dec. 4

Community invited to Lake Land College Pathways Auction

Lake Land College to offer Microsoft Excel classes in December

Lake Land College hosts One Stop Registration Open Houses throughout district for spring registration

Lake Land College ag students perform well at State PAS Conference

Lake Land College Foundation hosts Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1

Lake Land College Kluthe Center students receive foundation scholarships

Lake Land College students place at Broadcasters Association Student Silver Dome Awards

Lake Land College Broadcasting Club donates to local charities

Lake Land College offers “Essentials Oils for Whole Health” seminar for massage therapists and estheticians

Lake Land College Library to present National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit: From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

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