Lane Community College

4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-0640
Tel: (541)463-3000
  • Lane's current mission is to be a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities that include: professional technical and lower division college transfer programs; employee skill upgrading, business development and career enhancement; foundational academic, language and life skills development; lifelong personal development and enrichment; and cultural and community services.
School Highlights
  • Lane Community College serves 9,236 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 35%.
  • Lane Community College is the only community colleges within Lane County, OR.
  • The nearest community college is Linn-Benton Community College (40.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 345 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Lane Community College (OR) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 345 staff 105 staff
Lane Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 9,236 has declined by 33% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 55% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,236 students 2,071 students
Lane Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 33:1
Lane Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 4,047 students 844 students
Lane Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 5,189 students 1,227 students
Lane Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lane Community College Enrollment Breakdown OR All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
255 140
Lane Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lane Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Lane Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lane Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lane Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lane Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Lane Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Lane Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Lane Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OR All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.53 0.54
Lane Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lane Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,700 -
Lane Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,988 is less than the state average of $5,280. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,064 is more than the state average of $8,625. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,988 $5,280
Lane Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,064 $8,625
Lane Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81% 81%
Lane Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $19,000 -
Lane Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,481 -
Lane Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lane was founded in 1964, the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that ws founded in 1938. Lane has been rated one of the top two-year colleges in America and has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College, and in 2000 was selected by the league as one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges in North America for its outstanding record of achievement and innovation in improving learning. Lane Community College is a comprehensive community college. The college offers a wide variety of instructional programs including transfer credit programs, professional technical degree and certificate programs, continuing education noncredit courses, programs in English as a Second Language and International ESL, GED programs, and customized training for local businesses. Classes are offered at many locations, and online classes and telecourses are also available. Lane Community College is a comprehensive community college offering professional technical and lower division college classes. The college offers classes at a number of locations in addition to the main campus. These include the Downtown Center in Eugene, Lane Community College at Florence, Lane Community College at Cottage Grove, facilities at the Eugene Airport, and community learning centers at Churchill, Elmira, Junction City, McKenzie, Oakridge, Thurston, and Willamette high schools. In addition to weekday classes, Lane offers some evening and Saturday classes.

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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,280 per year for in-state students and $8,625 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,361 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon 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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.