Lower Columbia College

1600 Maple Street, Longview
WA, 98632-0310
Tel: (360)442-2311
3,258 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 3,258 students (57% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Lower Columbia College is the only community colleges within Cowlitz County, WA.
The nearest community college is Clark College (37.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Lower Columbia College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,258 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 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,258 students
1,287 students
Lower Columbia College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,870 students
832 students
Lower Columbia College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,388 students
1,021 students
Lower Columbia College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Lower Columbia College sch enrollment Lower Columbia College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Lower Columbia College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Lower Columbia College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
Lower Columbia College Black (2006-2012)
% White
85%
66%
Lower Columbia College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Lower Columbia College More (2008-2012)
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 0.45
Lower Columbia College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,272 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% 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 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,272 $5,845
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)
Source: 2012 (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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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 $9,101 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Washington is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.