Lower Columbia College

Undergraduates: 3064
Setting: Medium two-year
In-state Tuition: $3,997.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $4,537.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: / /
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 36:64
Campus Housing: No
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: No
Acceptance Rate: 100%

OUR VISION Our vision is to be a powerful force for improving the quality of life in our community. OUR MISSION The mission of Lower Columbia College is to ensure each learner's personal and professional success, and influence lives in ways that are local, global, traditional, and innovative. OUR VALUE SYSTEM Our campus community expects an environment of integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation, inclusion, and innovation that fosters personal growth, academic excellence, and accountability.


Lower Columbia College is a public, two-year institution of higher education located in Longview, Washington. The college offers degrees in vocational and technical education as well as worker retraining. It also offers university transfer programs.

The mission of the Lower Columbia Library Services is to maintain a physical and virtual teaching and learning environment that promotes academic inquiry, supports instruction and scholarship, and fosters lifelong intellectual growth and discovery by providing all members of the LCC community with access to needed information resources, research assistance, and guidance in developing skills for locating, evaluating, and using information to solve problems and fully participate in the global community. Vision Our vision is to be an empowering information hub where users have access to cutting edge academic support services in a single location. Library Services will fulfill this mission by meeting the following outcomes. Employing professionally-qualified faculty librarians and library paraprofessionals who are active educators. Providing maximum access to information resources and services that support and augment the classroom experience and that foster academic excellence through the freedom of inquiry. Encouraging and facilitating intellectual independence and lifelong learning through instructional programs and services that emphasize information literacy and complement classroom instruction. Providing distinctive programs and services designed to meet the intellectual and cultural needs of an information-based society. Providing an atmosphere and environment that supports the use of information in learning and study. Utilizing available and emerging technologies that support and enhance instruction and information retrieval.

Lower Columbia College was established in 1934 as Lower Columbia Junior College. Students registered for classes at Korten�s Music Store in Longview, Dahlman Hardware in Castle Rock, and the Orr Furniture Store in Kelso. Classes were held at R.A. Long High School. The first class to graduate with an Associate degree was in 1936; the class consisted of seven students. The second class, with ninety-six students, graduated in 1937. As the number of students increased, instruction expanded into the Myklebust building in downtown Longview and the Moose Hall. The Moose Hall continued to house classes until 1949, when damage from an earthquake caused the building to be condemned. Classes were also held on the first floor of the Longview Public Library. Enrollment was 149 students in 1939, 200 students in 1950, and 300 students in 1954. The student population consisted of both male and female students. In 1948, the college received its first accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In 1942, twenty-six acres were purchased from the Longview Company to build a campus. In 1950, construction began on Old Main, LCC�s first permanent building. The original building had thirteen classrooms and cost a quarter of a million dollars. The Lower Columbia College League, an association of friends of the college, used fundraising to pay for the construction. Lower Columbia Junior College became part of the Longview School District and changed from a junior college to a community college in 1961. LCC joined the state-supported community college system in 1967. Today, the college includes twenty-seven buildings on 38.75 acres (15.68 ha).

38.75 acres (15.68�ha)


Bud Black - Major League Baseball manager for San Diego Padres Joe Kraemer - Former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs Krist Novoselic - Musician, former Nirvana bassist Rick Sweet - Minor League Baseball manager for the Louisville Bats, the top Cincinnati Reds farm club Pim Walsma - Baseball player for the Dutch National Team


Chief_administrator: Christopher Bailey (President)
Fax: 3604422379
Phone: 3604422311
Geographic region: Far West AK CA HI NV OR WA
Website: lowercolumbia.edu
Financial aid office website: lowercolumbia.edu/finaid
Net price calculator web address: lowercolumbia.edu/finaid
Online application website: lcc.ctc.edu/kiosk/webadmission.xtm
Admission office website: lowercolumbia.edu/hs/index.html
Undergraduate application fee: $30.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: No
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): No
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): No
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): No
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No