Lower Columbia College

Tel: (360)442-2311
3,064 students
Public institution

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The mission of Lower Columbia College is to ensure each learner’s success. Influencing lives in ways that are individual and collective, local and global, transfer and preparatory, traditional and innovative, and personal and professional, the College is a powerful force for quality of life in our community.
School Highlights:
Lower Columbia College serves 3,064 students (55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Lower Columbia College is the only community colleges within Cowlitz County County, WA.
The nearest community college is Clark College (37.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 112 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Lower Columbia College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 112 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,064 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,064 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students
1,683 students
816 students
# Part-Time Students 1,381 students
1,024 students
Lower Columbia College sch enrollment Lower Columbia College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
% Black
1%
12%
% White
78%
57%
% Two or more races
4%
2%
% Unknown races
7%
3%
Lower Columbia College sch ethnicity Lower Columbia College sta ethnicity
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. 0.27 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,272 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,812 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,272 $5,940
Lower Columbia College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,812 $10,047
Lower Columbia College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Lower Columbia College is located in Longview, where the Cowlitz River finishes its run from Mt. Rainier to the mighty Columbia River. Most Lower Columbia College students live in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties in Washington, or commute from nearby Oregon communities. LCC is part of the Washington State community and technical college system. Founded in 1934, LCC is one of the state's first community colleges. The beautiful campus has grown over the years to 25 buildings on 35 acres at the heart of Longview, and includes a modern library, computing and tutoring centers, fitness center, art gallery, bookstore, and more. Lower Columbia College offer college degrees and certificates in more than 70 fields. We also offer non-credit Community Education and Senior Studies classes, as well as high school completion, adult basic education and English as a Second Language. Courses and programs available in 54 disciplines, includes Accounting, Administration of Justice, Automotive/Diesel Technology, Allied Health, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Blueprint Reading, Business Administration, Business Technology, Chemical Dependency Studies, Chemistry, Computer Info. Systems, College Success, Drama, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Electronics Technology, English, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Earth Science, Fire Science Technology, French, Geography, Geology, Human Development, History, Health, Home & Family Life, Humanities, Industrial Maintenance, Individual Development, Journalism, Library, Machine Trades, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Assisting, Music, Nursing, Oceanography, Paraeducator, Physical Education, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Pulp & Paper Technology, Sociology, Spanish, Speech and Welding. LCC is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and operates under approval granted by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Higher Education Coordination Board.

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,169 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Washington 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Washington is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.