• 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 programs and transfer options, College for Kids, a nationally accredited dual credit program for high school students, GED completion and workforce and safety training.

School Highlights

Lewis and Clark Community College serves 6,413 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,413 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,632
  • Out-state tuition: $12,656
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 429 teachers has grown by 106% over five years.
Lewis and Clark Community College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
429 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lewis and Clark Community College has declined by 67% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Lewis and Clark Community College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,413 students
3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,690 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,723 students
2,008 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
418 students
365 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,690 students
1,109 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,723 students
2,080 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
136 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
2%
27%
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% Black
9%
13%
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% White
78%
48%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
9%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.37
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.39%
2.73%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,500
$32,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,632 is more than the state average of $8,222. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,656 is more than the state average of $10,831. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$9,632
$8,222
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,656
$10,831
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Tuition Notes
Substantial discount
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
75%
76%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,750
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Lewis and Clark Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,574
$4,618
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
A Cross Between Campus Ministry, American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Association of Information Technology Professionals, Automotive Technology Organization, Biology Club, Black Student Association, Business of Comedy, Dental Assisting Club, Drafting Engineering & Mechanical (DEMO), International Student Association, L&C Student Chapter of the American Welding Society, LC Pride, Multicultural Student Society, Nursing Club, Occupational Therapy Assistants, OTA Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Processing Operations Technology Club (PTEC), Psychology Club, Radio Broadcasting (WLCA), Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM), Student Activities, Student Dental Hygienists, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Sustainability Association, The Bridge (Student Newspaper), United Nerds of LC (UNLC), Veterans Club
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Lewis and Clark Community College is a two-year higher education institution with multiple campuses, a river research center, a global humanities center, a training center, an adult education center and Community Education Centers dedicated to empowering people throughout the college district, which encompasses more than 220,000 people.

    The college`s offerings run the gamut, from more than 40 career programs and transfer options to College for Kids, a nationally accredited dual credit program for high school students, GED completion and workforce and safety training. A national and state award-winning standout among Illinois community colleges, L&C was founded in 1970 and currently serves approximately 15,000 students annually. The college employs more than 660 employees and adds $369.4 million in regional income annually, which represents 4.7 percent of the region`s GRP.

    The Godfrey Campus is unique, known for its beautiful, historic location on the grounds of the former Monticello College, the second oldest all-female college in the nation, founded in 1838. The campus features the Monticello Sculpture Gardens, a botanic garden which comprises 14 eye-catching sculptures and multiple fountains, and is a Signature Garden site for the Missouri Botanical Garden. The campus welcomes more than 200,000 visitors to campus every year.

    The historic N.O. Nelson Campus, a former industrial complex in Edwardsville`s Leclaire neighborhood, is now home to the college`s Process Operations Technology and Instrumentation and Control Systems programs, as well as the St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab and the Leclaire Room, which is used for numerous community events. The campus is utilized by more than 1,500 students.

    Lewis and Clark is dedicated to public engagement, from reducing the college`s carbon footprint and encouraging sustainable practices and education, to delivering affordable healthcare to underserved populations through a Mobile Health Unit and an interprofessional, federally funded Family Health Clinic - still the only nurse managed clinic operated by a community college.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lewis and Clark Community College cost?

Lewis and Clark Community College's tuition is approximately $9,632 for In-State students and $12,656 for Out-State students.

What sports does Lewis and Clark Community College offer?

Lewis and Clark Community College offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,413 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,632
  • Out-state tuition: $12,656
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,222 per year for in-state students and $10,831 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,299 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 91%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Rasmussen College-Illinois. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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