Welcome to Lower Columbia College.

"LCC seeks to ensure each learner's personal and professional success, and influence lives in ways that are local, global, traditional, and innovative."

This single statement of mission captures the identity, strength and purpose of Lower Columbia College.

Serving our Community

Learn how the Foundation supports Lower Columbia College.

“Lives are changed and dreams are realized .....”


LCC has been recognized as an innovator and early adopter of programs that help students overcome obstacles to college completion.

Innovative Programs Help At-Risk Students Stay in School

In August 2014 Lower Columbia College President Chris Bailey was invited to join other higher education professionals at a White House Roundtable. He shared LCC's work to strengthen college remediation and explore strategies to improve success for at-risk students with leading practitioners, researchers and higher education leaders, including:
  • Creation of a $1.5 million Student Success Endowment Fund that provides $50,000 annually to help an estimated 150 students facing financial hardship to stay in school by covering extra expenses including tuition, textbooks, testing fees, emergency childcare and transportation. Learn more about this fund.
  • Mandatory New Student Orientations ensuring new students register for appropriate courses and have the tools necessary to be successful early in their college careers.
  • Development of tools beyond standard placement tests for Math and English course placement including transcript evaluation, partnerships with K-12, and Math Boot Camp sessions that allow students to refresh Math skills.
  • Critical accomplishments by math faculty to shorten developmental and college-level math course sequences. Previously a 20 credit sequence, developmental math now consists of 3- and 2-credit modules (15 credits total) designed to significantly shorten the path to college level studies.

Learn more about White House Roundtable 


LCC named 'Leader College'

Lower Columbia College is one of just 16 community colleges nationwide recognized today as a Leader College by the Achieving the Dream organization.

Leader College is a national designation awarded to select community colleges that commit to improving student success and also present clear evidence their efforts have resulted in improved student performance.

Learn more about LCC Named Leader College

Copyright 2016 Lower Columbia College | All Rights Reserved.