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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/31/2014

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Lincoln College

300 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 732-3155 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. John Blackburn, President
HLC Institution ID: 1115
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 01/01/1929

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2013 - 2014
     • Action Letter (PDF)

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2023 - 2024

Last Date of Information Change: 06/25/2014

Control: Private NFP
Degrees Awarded (details below): Certificate, Associates, Bachelors

Stipulations on Affiliation Status:

Accreditation at the Bachelor’s degree level is limited to the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies; in Health Administration; in Sport Management; the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts; and in Theatre; the Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Management); the Bachelor of Business Administration (Supply Chain and Logistics Management); the Bachelor in Applied Management in Entrepreneurship, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership; the Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies, and the Bachelor of General Studies.
Approval of New Degree Locations:
Prior Commission approval required.
Approval of Distance and Correspondence Courses and Programs:
The Commission's policies and definitions for distance and correspondence education recently underwent significant change. Some institutions are currently under review to ensure conformity with the revised policies. This entry will be updated in the coming months following completion of that review.

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 834   414
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   50  

Degree Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 4   179
Bachelors Degrees 12   72
Masters Degrees 0   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 3   77

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 11/14/2013)

In-State:   Campuses:   Lincoln College-Normal - Normal, IL; Midwest College of Cosmetology - Normal, IL;
    Additional Locations:   Illinois Central College - East Peoria, IL; Illinois Valley Community Colllege - Oglesby, IL; Lincoln Land Community College - Springfield, IL; Capital City Training Center - Springfield, IL;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.