Lake Land College is ranked as one of the top 50 associate degree and certificate producers in the nation in Community College Week’s 2016 Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. The college’s Agriculture and Business divisions also rank in the top 20 in the nation, with the Agriculture Division ranking first in the state.
The special report uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to rank the completion rates for 5,589 two-year and four-year colleges that offer certificates and associate degrees.
Overall, Lake Land College ranks 28th in the nation for one-year certificates. In these short term programs such as cosmetology, practical nursing, industrial maintenance, dental assisting, EMS-basic, public safety telecommunicator, medical coding, horticulture, welding, automotive, programmable logic controllers and crop production, students complete programs in one to three semesters and are prepared for a life-sustaining career.
“This national recognition reflects our commitment to providing a great educational experience for our students,” Lake Land College President Josh Bullock said. “The study also recognizes the value of a Lake Land College education and the opportunity it presents students to change their lives in a quality educational setting close to home.”
Lake Land College ranks 13th for degrees awarded in Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences nationally, and first in Illinois. The college’s Agriculture Division offers several associate degrees in this field of study including agriculture business and supply, alternative agricultural production and horticulture production and landscape.
The Business Division ranks 17th for degrees awarded in General Sales, Merchandising, and Related Marketing Operations. For Lake Land College, this includes associate degrees in entrepreneurship, marketing and professional sales.
Additionally, the college ranks 35th for degrees awarded in the fields of Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies.
To learn more about the 150 majors at Lake Land College, visit lakelandcollege.edu.