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Accelerated Bridge to Education

Lincoln College: Normal Campus - Accelerated Bridge to Education

Programs with Adult Learners in Mind

The Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) program is dedicated to providing the most adult-friendly and convenient academic programs in the Central Illinois area. You can earn your bachelor’s degree in a program designed for busy working professionals. Imagine, finishing your degree while maintaining your career and personal life!

As an Adult Learning Focused Institution, Lincoln College’s adult degree programs have exceeded eight of nine national benchmarks of effectiveness in serving adult learners in higher education. Our commitment to academic rigor and access in adult learning drives our continual effort to offer the best learning programs for adults in Central Illinois.

In addition to ABE’s original home on the Normal campus of Lincoln College in Normal, IL, we have satellite locations in Oglesby, Illinois on the Illinois Valley Community College campus and Lincoln Land Community College Capital City Training Center in Springfield in order to meet the needs of adult students in the communities of the Illinois Valley and Springfield. We are always looking to explore new satellite locations throughout Illinois so we can make attending Lincoln College for students across Illinois more convenient.

ABE Program at a Glance

It’s easy to get started, and even easier to complete your degree. Here are just a few highlights of what the ABE program offers. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact our office and one of our staff members will get in touch with you.

  • Earn up to 27 credit hours per year, by attending one class, one night a week over a five-week session.
  • Dedicated faculty who understand the pressure of working & attending college and will work with you every step of the way.
  • An advisor to guide you through the entire program from start to finish.
  • Convenient payment plans are available.

To get started, you can either explore our site, request information, or apply today.


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