Lake Land College recently ranked among the top ten best community colleges in Illinois according to Schools.com. The website named Lake Land College as the 6th best community college in the state, highlighting the school’s class enrollment, affordability, and the value of the school’s tuition and fees, including textbook rental.
One year’s worth of attendance at Lake Land College cost about $3,800 in tuition and fees, making it one of the most affordable college’s in Illinois. Lake Land is also one of the only colleges in the nation that offers textbook rental, which on average saves students $1,400 per year. In addition, enrollment in online classes at Lake Land is solid, as about 32% of students are enrolled in at least one online class and 11% are enrolled in all online classes.
Lake Land College President, Josh Bullock said, “Lake Land College continues to be one of the best values in the state and nation for college students. Our tuition and fees are about one-fourth of a state university and our academic quality is recognized in the success of our graduates. We are proud to be the number one choice among the recent high school graduating class in our district.”
Schools.com also highlighted Lake Land College’s dedication to creating and maintaining a sustainable campus. Lake Land has been replacing the old infrastructure of the school with one that includes green technology. The college has one of the largest geothermal well fields in the country and a growing set of solar panels. In addition, Lake Land has a recycling center that is available to the community, as well as using LED lighting and cirtual machines to help in the reduction of the school’s energy consumption.
“Awareness of human impacts on the environment is high at Lake Land College, and the students and faculty work together to ensure that [Lake Land] makes as little negative ecological impact as possible,” Justin Boyle wrote in an article published on Schools.com. He added that the researchers for Schools.com analyzed “seven categories of data released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and other independent agencies. We looked at total attendance cost, student-faculty ratio, distance education focus and transfer rate to four-year institutions, among other factors, and we came up with a pretty clear who’s-who of top Illinois community colleges”.
For additional information regarding Schools.com’s rankings of Illinois community colleges, visit www.schools.com/community-colleges/top-community-colleges-in-illinois. Additional information regarding Lake Land College can be found at www.lakelandcollege.edu.