Lower Columbia College was established in 1934 as Lower Columbia Junior College. In 1961 it was elevated to a community college. In 1967 it joined the state-supported community college system.

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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. 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.

Fact Books

Student enrollment and demographics, student progress and success, personnel, financial data, facilities/resources, LCC Foundation, and community demographics.

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Who We Are

 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

The Campus

Located on 38+ acres near the center of downtown Longview, the campus is close to local neighborhoods, shops and restaurants. Local transit provides free bus service to students with stops every hour.

Programs of Study

Attending Lower Columbia College saves time and money for new and continuing students. Whether your goal is to enter the workforce or transfer to a university, there are many programs to choose from.

Transitional Studies 

Complete your high school diploma, improve your English speaking skills, or simply refresh your basic skills in preparation for college or work-related exams.

High School Programs

Earn your high school credential or attend college while still in high school. Most jobs today require at least one year of college, if not more.

Bachelor's Programs

Earn your bachelor's or master's degree without leaving the LCC campus by taking courses through the Regional University Center.

College Leadership

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

Strategic Plan

Our mission, vision and values define our reason for being, and provide the framework for planning and improvement efforts at LCC.

News & Media

News and media about LCC tell the story of our committment to higher education, our faculty and staff, and our students' success.

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