Lewis and Clark Community College

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20,000 students
Public institution
The mission of our community college is to empower people by raising aspirations and fostering achievement through dynamic, compassionate and responsible learning experiences. We offer more than 40 career degree and certificate programs, multiple transfer degrees, workforce training programs, College for Kids, personal enrichment courses and much more. 
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 39%.
Lewis and Clark Community College is the only 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 600 teachers has grown by 197% over five years.
College Lewis and Clark Community College (IL) 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 600 staff 121 staff

Student Body

The student population of 20,000 has grown by 144% 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 state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 20,000 students 3,207 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 22:1 36:1
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
4%
% Hispanic
2%
15%
% Black
8%
14%
% White
83%
61%
% Unknown races
5%
5%
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 0.58

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,624 is more than the state average of $8,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,340 is more than the state average of $10,370. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,624 $8,220
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,340 $10,370
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87% 83%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Tennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A Cross Between Campus Ministry, American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Automotive Technology Organization, Biology Club, Dental Assisting Club, L&C Student Chapter of the American Welding Society, LC Pride, Nursing Club, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Psychology Club, Student Activities, Student Dental Hygienists, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Newspaper, Student Radio Station, Student Sustainability Association, Veterans Club Biology Club, LC Pride, Nursing Club, Veterans Club, A Cross Between Campus Ministry,
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS),
Automotive Technology Organization,
Dental Assisting Club,
L&C Student Chapter of the American Welding Society,
Occupational Therapy Assistants,
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society,
Psychology Club,
Student Activities,
Student Dental Hygienists,
Student Government Association (SGA),
Student Newspaper,
Student Radio Station,
Student Sustainability Association,
Source: 2014 (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 220,000-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 600+ 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 $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,534 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.