Lane Community College, located in Eugene Oregon, was founded in 1964 as result of state and local governments desire to establish community colleges throughout the state. Prior to 1964, Eugene was served by the Eugene Vocational School, founded in 1938, and was later known as the Eugene Technical-Vocational School. The school provided training for various jobs, and grew in size and enrollment after World War II. When Lane Community College was formally founded, EVTS was merged into the school, and a source for programs and facilities as the school was being developed and renovated. Today the school serves nearly 40,000 students a year, and is dedicated to providing a quality education for its students. The school maintains strong ties to the community, working with local businesses and industries to identify needs and assist in development.
Students at Lane Community College may enter one of over fifty programs available. These programs provide career training through certificate and degree programs, or allow for transfer to for year institutions. Career and technical programs provide students with the education and training necessary to complete tasks a duties required by their chosen field, allowing for immediate employment upon graduation. Certificate programs are generally shorter than degree programs due to the absence of general education courses in the curriculum. Students enrolled in academic transfer programs will complete the first two years of a four year education LCC, followed by transfer to a four year institution where completion of a bachelor's degree will take place. Lane Community College has agreements in place with Oregon public colleges and universities guaranteeing admission if certain academic requirements are met.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Lane Community College must submit an application along with all pertinent information, take a placement exam, and attend a New Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) session. During the SOAR session students will receive academic advice, obtain new student information, and attend a Money Matters workshop. Once completed, students will be able to register for classes.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, work study programs and scholarships. Students in need of financial aid musty complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and obtain a federal PIN number in order to determine eligibility and receive awards. Scholarships typically require separate applications submitted to the overseeing bodies of the scholarships, and may award funds for reasons other than aid as outlined by the scholarships purpose.
Lane Community College participates in intercollegiate athletics through the Northwester Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), which oversees the four conferences that comprise it. Lane Community College competes against other community colleges located in Oregon, Washington and Canada. LCC is part of the southern conference, and competes against other conferences through tournaments and competitions. Athletic programs promote healthy competition and provide skills and behaviors which are beneficial in academic and professional settings, including teamwork, socializing, discipline and good health.
- Track and Field
- Cross Country
- Soccer (Women Only)
- Baseball (Men Only)
Clubs and Organizations
Lane Community College has a number of clubs to appeal to the interests of its students. Students are encouraged to participate in clubs, socializing with other students that share interests, allowing the forming of bonds that typically extend beyond the campus, and well past graduation. Clubs may revolve around academic pursuits, extracurricular interests, or deal with social issues. Students may form their own clubs as long as the club is compatible with the spirit of the college. New clubs are provided with a modest budget and are required to have a member attend council of clubs meeting every two weeks.
Clubs at Lane Community College include:
- The Computer Club
- Black Student Union
- Women's Center
- Learning Garden
- Multi-Ethnicity Club
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,600-$4,300
- Out-of-State: $8,700-$10,500
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $100-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $240-$290 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||61%||$5,725|
|Receiving Student Loans||42%||$4,711|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Lane Community College may provide services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Lane Community College, versus those community colleges in Oregon, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Lane Community College||Lane County||Oregon|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1964)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Lane Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lane Community College.
- Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR (52 miles away)
- Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, OR (66 miles away)
- Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR (67 miles away)
- Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, OR (74 miles away)
- Central Oregon Community College in Bend, OR (84 miles away)