Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) offers students a vibrant environment dedicated to academic freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity. The diverse student ethnicity and personalized attention that the college boasts is the result of planning approach to promote inclusion and mutual respect.
Founded in 1970 with a first batch of 450 students, L&C currently serves a student body of over 26,000 members enrolling annually. The Godfrey, Illinois, campus offers more than 40 certificate and associate degree options with several transfer options for students seeking higher education. In addition, there are two other campus locations - in Alton and Edwardsville. L&C has experienced tremendous growth over the past two decades, with an unbroken string of 17 enrollment growth years.
L&C offers tuition starting at $7,812 per year, exclusive of other costs. The heritage campus is well-known and has buildings placed strategically close to each other to save students commuting time between classes. Class sizes are small, which allows personalized attention from highly qualified instructors. The college also offers several other learning opportunities such as online learning, adult basic education, high school partnerships, transfer programs, workforce training solutions and more.
Extracurricular activity opportunities abound with the several student clubs and organizations. Athletic events, cultural activities and music performances on and off campus round out the education experience of students enrolling at the college. Though more expensive than similar community colleges in the state, L&C provides a well-rounded curriculum in a semi-rural setting that brings students closer to each other as well as the communities that they are a part of.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,600-$3,100
- Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,440
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $130-$150 per unit
- Out-of-State: $450-$540 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||82%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||62%||$4,588|
|Receiving Student Loans||33%||$3,273|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Lewis and Clark Community College may offer services like:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
- 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 this school, versus those community colleges in Illinois, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Lewis and Clark Community College||Madison County||Illinois|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1972)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1995)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1977)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Illinois
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2000)
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 Lewis and Clark 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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
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 Lewis and Clark Community College.
- Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park in Saint Louis, MO (23 miles away)
- Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL (33 miles away)
- Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO (52 miles away)
- East Central College in Union, MO (56 miles away)
- Kaskaskia College in Centralia, IL (60 miles away)