Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm Beach: Academics, Admissions & Tuition
Learn what degree and certificate programs Lincoln College of Technology offers. Research its academics, and read about its admission and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.
About Lincoln College of Technology - West Palm Beach
Lincoln College of Technology - West Palm Beach is one of 40 schools that are part of the Lincoln College system, which spreads across more than 15 states. This is a 4-year, private, for-profit school that offers career-oriented programs. It's located roughly five miles from the city of West Palm Beach's downtown area.
Founded in 1982, Lincoln College of Technology, one of the Lincoln Group of Schools, offers hundreds of degree and certificate programs in such areas as business administration, automotive technology, HVAC, cosmetology, and culinary arts. Students can attend weekend and evening classes. Prior working experience and passing AP scores can also be transferred in for credits. The school has been accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) since 2004, and it has many campus locations in various parts of the U.S.
In addition to their degree and certificate programs, the school also offers 12- to 18-month diploma programs, hands-on training, distance learning, employment services for current students, and placement assistance for graduates. Many students choose to attend Lincoln College of Technology because of its small size and diverse community.
The admissions process at Lincoln College of Technology starts with an initial contact with one of the admissions representatives who will schedule an interview and a campus tour with prospective students. An admissions representative will schedule a time for the student to sit in one of the classes. The admissions process is on an ongoing basis, and there is no admissions deadline. Students who have completed high school or have passed the GED tests are eligible to apply along with a $25 application fee.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition varies by program, but the National Center for Education Statistics reported that in 2011-2012, tuition and fees for Lincoln College of Technology averaged to $18,564 per year. Books and supplies came out to $1,233 per year.
The Lincoln Group of Schools supports many financial aid programs, including federal Pell grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program, and the Teachers Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program. Scholarships are also available for high school seniors. Prospective students are advised to contact the financial aid office directly to check for the specific financial aid programs that are available in the West Palm Beach, FL, campus.
|LINCOLN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY QUICK FACTS|
|School Type||Private, for profit, 1-year to less than 4-year*|
|Degrees Offered||Associate's, Bachelor's, certificate and diploma programs**|
|School Setting||City: small*|
|Student Body||2,542 students in 2011***|
|Schools (and/or) Programs||Eight schools nationwide with *|
|Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients)||In 2011: Associate's: Culinary Arts/Chef Training (152) Bachelor's: Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (26)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rates||Students who started in 2003: 86% in four years, 86% in six years, 86% in eight years Students who started in 2005: 58% in four years, 58% in six years, 58% in eight years; all figures apply to those seeking bachelor's degrees*|
|Admission Rate||The school has an open admission policy***|
|Entering Class Size||1,599 in 2011*|
|First-Year Retention Rates||60%*|
|Application Due Date||No regular application deadline, no closing date for international students***|
|Decision Notification Date||School will notify student and student must respond to the acceptance offer***|
|TUITION & FINANCIAL AID|
|Tuition||$18,564 per year (for 2011-2012)including fees; books and supplies are roughly $1,233 per year*|
|Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it)||In 2010-2011: Federal student loans (96%), federal grants (87%), Pell grants (87%), other federal grants (53%) and state/local government grants (2%)*|
|Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid||97% in 2010-2011*|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Lincoln College of Technology, ***College Board
School Contact Information
- Address: 2410 Metrocentre Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33407
- Phone: (561) 842-8324
- Website: www.lincolnedu.com
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