Small classes, dedicated teachers, and a friendly, supportive environment set the tone of our institution. We set high academic standards and love working with students from all walks of life.

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. Our greatest strength is our community support. We work closely with local organizations to support our community and give back in whatever way we can.

“Lower Columbia College offers the promise of a better life for adults of all ages, and a more robust economy for our region. This promise is more important than ever in the post-recession environment.” —LCC President Chris Bailey

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Educational Services

From middle school to master's degree, LCC maintains focus on providing a college educated workforce.....

Community & Learning

Our outreach extends far beyond the classroom. Learn about cultural opportunities, continuing education, and more...

Admissions & Enrollment

Key enrollment steps are available online, at your convenience. Orientations ensure new students get started correctly.....

College Leadership

Innovative programs have been recognized at the national level. Learn how helping students succeed is a critical mission....


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.


Matthew Crawford

Matthew Crawford

Elementary Education

Recognized as the Spring 2016 Outstanding Student by the Education Department.

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Andrew Jaspers

Andrew Jaspers


Recognized as the Spring 2016 Outstanding Student by the Mathematics and Physics Departments.

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Anna Claunch

Anna Claunch


The youngest of three children and last member of her immediate family—including her parents—to attend LCC.

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