Lincoln College offers bachelor’s degree through IVCC


Lincoln College – Normal offers accelerated hybrid bachelor’s degrees right here on the IVCC campus through the Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) program.

The ABE program was created to respond to the educational needs of the Central Illinois community and its working adults. It is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. It is one of 34 institutions in the United States designated as an Adult Learning Focused Institution. The average age of ABE students is 36.

Students in the ABE program attend class one night per week for four hours supplemented by online learning. They only take one class at a time but each class lasts only five weeks. With nine sessions available each year, a student can earn up to 27 credits per year on a part-time basis. You are allowed to “step-out’ of this intensive program for a term or more for work, family, or personal reasons, then jump back in the following term. The tuition is $275 per credit hour (includes all fees). Financial aid and a variety of payment plans are available.

The programs offered in Oglesby are Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration, Bachelor of Applied Management in Entrepreneurship, and Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership. The last two degrees require an earned Associates of Applied Science for admission.

You can transfer in any number of hours/courses from an accredited college or university, up to 6 credit hours of Vocational Training, an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Applied Science degree. Lincoln College – Normal has an articulation agreement with IVCC so all credits earned at IVCC are accepted in transfer.

For more information about this opportunity for IVCC graduates, contact Kris Paul, ABE Site Coordinator at the IVCC Campus at 815-224-0452 or [email protected]. She is available Monday-Thursday afternoons in her office within the Counseling Center in the CTC.