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Decatur (pron.: /d??ke?t?r/) is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois. The city, sometimes called "the Soybean Capital of the World", was founded in 1829 and is located along the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur in Central Illinois. In 2000 the city population was 81,500, and 76,122 in 2010, due to continued population decline. Prior to massive population loss, Decatur was the sixth-most populous city in Illinois. Now Decatur is listed as number fifteen among Illinois cities, as it lost 19% of it's population from 1980 to 2010. According to Sperling's Best Places, Decatur's metropolitan area population is 114,749.

Decatur is a classic Midwest USA small city situated with homes and park areas facing Lake Decatur, and with many historic brick buildings downtown. This city is home of private Millikin University and public Richland Community College. Decatur is a college town with treelined streets and vast industrial and agricultural processing production and is located in the Interior Plains of North America. Decatur is home to the corporate headquarters of international agricultural conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland which laid off 335 workers in Decatur and 1200 companywide in 2012 according to Crain's Business newspaper. Caterpillar Inc., manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, announced layoffs of 465 workers on April 5, 2013 according to the Decatur Herald-Review.

In the transition from a manufacturing to a service economy, Decatur has experienced some population decline as new development activity grows to the outer Decatur metro area, seemingly blurring the detectable boundaries of contiguous city limits of neighboring communities Mount Zion, Harristown, and Forsyth.

Decatur and Macon County's most notable resident was Abraham Lincoln, who settled with his family west of town in 1830. He later practiced law in the city after moving to nearby Springfield.

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Schools in and around Decatur, IL

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Richland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $15,193 average out-state tuition; $11,426 average in-state tuition
Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails-Decatur
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Millikin University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $27,852 average out-state tuition; $27,852 average in-state tuition
Lincoln Christian University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $14,340 average out-state tuition; $14,340 average in-state tuition
Lincoln College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,000 average out-state tuition; $23,000 average in-state tuition
Parkland College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $12,450 average out-state tuition; $7,530 average in-state tuition
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Decatur, IL Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016