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Lower Columbia College

1600 Maple Street, Longview, WA

Campus image of Lower Columbia College

Lower Columbia College, located in Longview, Washington, is a public, two year institution founded in 1934 when it was known as Lowe Columbia Junior College. Students originally registered for courses through local businesses in various cities with classes held at R.A. Long High School. Over the years the college grew in size and enrollment, eventually getting its own campus and permanent home. The school became a community college in 1961 and joined the state supported Washington Community and Technical College System in 1967.

Academics

As a comprehensive community college, LCC offers a variety of courses aimed at academic transfer or career development. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a college education, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution to continue one's education and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs assist students in receiving an education in a given are or field with the intention of seeking employment in that field upon graduation. Programs take between one and two years to complete and confer a certificate or degree upon completion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Lower Columbia College is a public, two year institution that maintains an open enrollment policy that admits any individual who meets the minimum requirements. Students must submit an application, provide transcripts and test scores, and pay all associated fees, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,900. 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: $3,800-$4,600
    • Out-of-State: $4,300-$5,178
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $110-$130 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $130-$150 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$5,754
Receiving Student Loans25%$4,823
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Lower Columbia College may provide services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Washington, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Lower Columbia CollegeCowlitz CountyWashington
Graduation Rate30.0%-29.5%
Transfer-out Rate14.7%-19.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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Programs Offered

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 Lower Columbia 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

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
80%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,869