Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis

The Indianapolis campus of Lincoln College of Technology is one of 38 2-year private, technical schools across the country operated by the Lincoln Group of Schools. Learn about the school's financial aid and student life, and get the pros and cons of studying at Lincoln College of Technology.

Should You Attend Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis?

Lincoln College of Technology, also called Lincoln Tech, opened its first school in Newark, New Jersey, in 1946 as the Lincoln Technical Institute. The school's original goal was to provide World War II veterans a place where they could train for skilled careers. In 1948, Lincoln Tech became one of the first trade schools offering automotive repair services. The Indianapolis campus offers certificate and degree programs designed to prepare you for careers in the automotive, machining and electrical systems businesses. Learn the pros and cons of studying at this school.

Pros

  • Open admissions
  • Accepts credit for life experiences
  • Offers remedial services, academic and career counseling and employment and placement services
  • Located 14 miles from downtown Indianapolis and 19 miles from Indianapolis International Airport

Cons

  • Graduation rate is 11.5 percentage points lower than the national average for 2-year, private for-profit schools
  • Limited number of academic programs
  • Three-year cohort default rate is 20.5 percentage points higher than the national average

Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis at a Glance

The Indiana campus of Lincoln College of Technology offers certificate, diploma and associate degrees in five program areas, including automotive service, diesel mechanics, CNC machining and manufacturing technology, collision repair and electronic systems technology. The campus includes a 63,000 square-foot training center with over 50 vehicle bays and a 'smart house' for electronic technician students to gain hands-on practice.

Lincoln Tech has an open admissions policy, which means that if you meet their qualifications for enrolling, you can study at this school. If you have related experience, you can apply to earn credits based on your experience. This school also offers tutoring and academic coaching to help new students develop study skills.

While Lincoln offers many academic support services, the graduation rate is below average. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the 2010 150% graduation rate for students at Lincoln Tech's Indianapolis campus was 48.6%. The Chronicle noted that the national average 150% graduation rate for 2-year, private, for-profit schools that year was 60.1%.

Although Lincoln does not offer on-campus housing, the school is located close to downtown Indianapolis and the Indianapolis International Airport. The campus is also close to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Admissions & Financial Aid at Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis

To apply to Lincoln College of Technology, you need to contact an admissions representative at the school. After you contact admissions, you'll need to submit an application along with your high school transcripts and GPA.

The cost of attending Lincoln Tech includes tuition, uniforms, tools and fees. Costs vary by program type and length, and according to the school, total program costs range from about $7,000 to $34,000. Financial aid and scholarships are available, and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported that 67% of students at the Indiana campus of Lincoln Tech received some form of aid for the 2012-2013 academic year. The NCES also reported that in 2009 students at this campus had a 33.9% 3-year federal student loan default rate, this was over 20 percentage points higher than the 2009 national average default rate of 13.4%, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Application and Tuition Info
Regular Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
All Tuition, Fees & Materials Costs (2014) $29,487 for largest program, Diesel and Truck Technology Diploma***
Average Grant or Scholarship Aid (2012) $4,275**
Student Loan Default Rate (2010) 34%**

Student Life at Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis

Lincoln Tech is focused on preparing you for a career. The Career Services Center at this school can help you find career opportunities the moment you start the program. You can get help writing resumes, preparing for interviews and meeting potential employers. The center also helps students meet other necessary requirements for a career in their chosen field, such as a clean driving record.

Student Life Info
Campus Setting Urban
Student Population (2012) 1,328 undergraduates**
Male-to-Female Student Ratio (2012) 97% to 3%**
% of Full Time Students (2012) 100%**
% of In-state Students (2012) 66%**
Retention Rate (2012) 61%**
Campus Housing Available No

Sources: *College Board, **NCES, ***Lincoln Tech.