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Complete your bachelor’s degree on the IVCC campus

The Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) program is dedicated to providing the most adult-friendly and convenient academic programs in the Illinois Valley area. You can earn your bachelor’s degree in a program designed for busy working professionals. Finish 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 to access in adult learning drives our continual effort to offer the best learning programs for adults in the Illinois Valley.

The following degrees are available:

*designed for students with an earned Associate of Applied Science degree

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.

  • Earn up to 27 credit hours per year, by attending one class one night a week over a five-week session on the IVCC campus supplemented by online learning
  • Dedicated faculty who understand the pressure of working & attending college and will work with you every step of the way
  • An academic advisor to guide you through the entire program from start to finish
  • All accelerated program (ABE) students benefit from a reduced and affordable tuition rate of $300/credit hour
  • Credit for prior learning  is available
  • Convenient payment plans are available

If you like more information, please contact

Matt Graczyk

(309) 268-4316


or complete an inquiry form .

In addition to ABE’s satellite location in Oglesby, Illinois on the Illinois Valley Community College campus, we offer classes at the Normal campus of Lincoln College and in Peoria in cooperation with Illinois Central College.