Lower Columbia College: The Smart Choice!

We offer the promise of a better life through education. Studies have shown that individuals with an associate's degree earn 19% more than persons with only a high school diploma. This number increases significantly for those who go on to get a bachelor's degree!

As a student you will experience supportive learning environments across campus and a faculty and staff that are committed to your success! You will gain a firm foundation for your educational and personal goals with the help of advisors who will work alongside you to develop the skills you need to succeed.

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Student Success Stories

These inspiring success stories speak to the courage, determination and dedication these students have exhibited—often overcoming significant odds—in order to reach their education goals and create a better life for themselves. Read Student Stories



Affordable Value

Consumers are more value conscious than ever today. The good news is that community colleges offer quality education at an affordable price. Financial aid and scholarships are available, and admission is open.

Students planning to transfer can save substantially by attending their first two years at Lower Columbia College, then transfer to a four-year university, or complete their bachelor's degree through an on-site University Center. Undecided majors can explore different subjects before committing to a program, and those focused on a trade can learn specific skills. We see it as a win-win proposition!


Student Centered

Small classes, dedicated teachers, and a friendly, supportive environment set the tone of our institution. LCC welcomes curiosity, creativity, intellectual ambition, and an openness to new ideas. We see learning as a challenging, deeply rewarding, and profoundly important activity to be shared in a spirit of collaboration!

We offer college level and pre-college classes, as well as community education and stand-alone classes, Whether your classroom is on campus, fully online, or hybrid, we are here to help you achieve your educational goals.


State of the Art

The new Health & Science Building features classrooms and labs outfitted with the latest scientific equipment designed to prepare students for in-demand careers in science, engineering, nursing and other healthcare fields.

A newly renovated Gym & Fitness Center brings together the latest in fitness equipment with classroom space for dance, yoga, health and continuing education classes; along with community spaces and a juice bar!

The Rose Center for the Arts connects the community with the arts. Students and community members can experience art, theatre, drama, music, concerts and lectures in a beautiful building that celebrates the region's rich history in timber and lumber.

The Lower Columbia Regional University Center brings five respected universities to the campus to provide bachelor's and master's degree opportunities to those unable to travel.

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