Lewis and Clark Community College

Tel: (618)468-7000
8,520 students
Public institution
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 8,520 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
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 (13.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 189 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Lewis and Clark Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts 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 189 staff
59 staff
Lewis and Clark Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,520 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 669% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,520 students
1,282 students
Lewis and Clark Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 45:1
22:1
Lewis and Clark Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,421 students
810 students
Lewis and Clark Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,099 students
1,017 students
Lewis and Clark Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lewis and Clark Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Lewis and Clark Community College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Lewis and Clark Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
Lewis and Clark Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
83%
57%
Lewis and Clark Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
6%
3%
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. 1.00 0.53
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 $5,742. 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 $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,960 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,788 $10,260
Lewis and Clark Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
89%
Lewis and Clark Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded in 1970 in response to a public referendum, Lewis and Clark held its first classes on the grounds of Monticello College, a small, private liberal arts college for women founded in 1838. Monticello College closed in 1971 and its picturesque and historical 215-acre campus became the beautiful main campus of Lewis and Clark Community College. In addition to these facilities, the College offers instruction in four remote Community Education Centers and in all public high schools in the Seven-county District. A campus complex in Edwardsville is being developed with the Edwardsville School District. The first building opened in Fall 2003 and the second building in Spring 2004. The College serves learners in a 1,800 square mile area of the lower Mississippi River Basin. Illinois Community College District 536 is bordered and bisected by the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers and includes all or portions of seven counties: Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Morgan, and Scott. The two greatest rivers of the North American continent, the Mississippi and the Missouri, converge just five miles from the College campus. The College offers degrees in career and transfer programs as well as certificates. It also provides non-credit courses that serve a wide range of individual and community needs, including GED programs, adult education, ESL (English as a Second Language), personal enrichment courses, and special needs programs. Lewis and Clark regularly sponsors a multitude of sports, cultural and other activities and events that enrich the life of the community and support the economic development of the region. The college combines the best of the traditional and the new to provide an environment that is accessible and highly conducive to learning, social iinteraction, personal enrichment, physical development, and job skills enhancement. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Illinois Board of Higher Education, American Dental Association, National League of Nursing and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

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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 $16,043 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.