Lewis and Clark Community College

Tel: (618) 468-7000
20,000 students
Public institution
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Main complex on the college's Godfrey campus
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Main complex on the college's Godfrey campus
The mission of the college is to empower people by raising aspirations and fostering achievement through dynamic, compassionate, and responsible learning experiences.
School Highlights
Lewis and Clark Community College serves 20,000 students
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Lewis and Clark Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Madison County, IL.
The nearest community college is Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley (13.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 663 teachers has grown by 231% over five years.
College Lewis and Clark Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 663 staff
61 staff
Lewis and Clark Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 20,000 has grown by 149% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 76% over five years.
Total Enrollment 20,000 students 1,315 students
Lewis and Clark Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
22:1
Lewis and Clark Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
5%
Lewis and Clark Community College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
20%
Lewis and Clark Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
15%
Lewis and Clark Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
83%
49%
Lewis and Clark Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
6%
Lewis and Clark Community College Unknown (2009-2013)
Lewis and Clark Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.30 0.70
Lewis and Clark Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,960 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,788 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,960 $5,590
Lewis and Clark Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,788 $10,086
Lewis and Clark Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
89%
Lewis and Clark Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Tennis,
Volleyball
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lewis and Clark Community College is a two-year higher education institution with multiple campuses, a river research center, Community Education Centers and training centers located throughout the 220,439-person college district, which reaches into seven counties.In addition to offering associate degrees and certificates in more than 40 career programs and numerous transfer options, the college has something for just about everyone, including College for Kids, a nationally accredited dual credit program for high school students, GED completion and the largest Workforce Training Program in the state of Illinois. More than a dozen colleges and universities also offer bachelor and master degree programs on Lewis and Clark's campus.The college was founded in 1970 and began with 450 students. Today, it serves approximately 20,000 students annually and is a national and state award winning standout among Illinois community colleges. Lewis and Clark employs 663 employees and adds $338.5 million in regional income annually, which represents 4.6 percent of the regional economy.The Godfrey campus is also unique; known for its beautiful, historic location on the grounds of the former Monticello College, the second oldest all-female college in the nation. The campus also features a number of eye-catching sculptures and fountains as part of the Monticello Sculpture Gardens, and is a Signature Garden site for the Missouri Botanical Gardens.The buildings on the N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville were on Illinois' list of "Ten Most Endangered Historic Sites" prior to Lewis and Clark purchasing the complex and renovating the buildings. The campus is now home to more than 1,500 students and numerous community events, making this restoration one of the most successful preservation initiatives in Illinois.Lewis and Clark is dedicated to public engagement, from "greening" the campus, reducing the college's carbon footprint and providing technical assistance in sustainable practices and education, to delivering affordable healthcare to underserved populations throughout the district with a Mobile Health Unit and a federally-funded Family Health Clinic – currently the only nurse practitioner clinic operated by a community college. 

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Taylor Business Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.