Lower Columbia College

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Lower Columbia College Photo #1 - Lower Columbia College's state-of-the-art Health and Science Building
School Highlights
  • Lower Columbia College serves 6,352 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
  • Lower Columbia College is the only community colleges within Cowlitz County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Lower Columbia College is Clark College (37.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 213 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Lower Columbia College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty213 staff145 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lower Columbia College has grown by 107% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The Lower Columbia College diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,352 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:131:1
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# Full-Time Students-2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students-2,110 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
3%
7%
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% Hispanic
13%
10%
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% Black
2%
4%
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% White
76%
59%
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% Two or more races
5%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lower Columbia College.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.400.62
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College Completion Rate
25%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,400$36,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Lower Columbia College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is more than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,665 is less than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,150$4,032
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,665$7,264
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Lower Columbia College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of WA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,000$10,614
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,830
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Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball,
Volleyball
Source: 2016 (or 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 26 buildings on 38.75 acres at the heart of Longview, and includes a modern library, computing and tutoring centers, new health & science building, newly renovated gym & fitness center, art gallery, bookstore, and more. Lower Columbia College offers 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 the following disciplines: Accounting,  Advanced Technology Manufacturing, Adult Basic Education, Automotive/Diesel Technology, Allied Health, American Sign Language, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Blueprint Reading, Business Administration, Business Technology, Chemical Dependency Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, College Success, Computer Aided Design, Computer Science, Continuing Education, Cooperative Education, Criminal Justice, Dance, Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology, Drafting, Drama, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, English as a Second Language, Environmental Science, GED preparation, Geography, Geology, High School Completion, Human Development, History, Health, Humanities, Information Technology Systems, Library/Learning Commons, Machine Trades, Manufacturing, Mathematics, Medical Assisting, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Oceanography, Paraeducator, Physical Education, Philosophy, Physics, Physical Science, Political Science, Process Control Manufacturing, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Technology and Welding Technology. LCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and operates under approval granted by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Lower Columbia College is Clark College (37.6 miles away).
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    Vancouver WA  98663
    (360)992-2000
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    Centralia WA  98531
    (360)736-9391
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    Private, for profit
    247 students | 40.90 Mi120 NE 136th Ave Ste 130
    Vancouver WA  98684
    (360)254-3282
    40.90247
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    Astoria OR  97103
    (503)325-0910
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  • Carrington College-Portland
    Private, for profit
    100 students | 44.40 Mi2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
    Portland OR  97232
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Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.