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

Today, the college is a comprehensive community and technical college offering over 90 certificate, associate, and bachelor's degree options in eight career pathways. Our College and Career Preparation programs also help students prepare for college-level studies or complete high school.

Facts on enrollment, demographics, student achievement, personnel, financial data, facilities infrastructure, and more!

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Programs of Study

LCC offers certificate, associate, and bachelor's degree options and high school completion. Choose from workforce or academic transfer pathways.


Whether your classroom is fully online, hybrid, or on campus, Lower Columbia College ensures that technology works for you as you fulfill your learning goals.

Community & Visitors

Higher education improves the quality of life for degree and certificate-seeking students and the entire community.


Lower Columbia College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

College Leadership

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


LCC converted to ctcLink, a PeopleSoft enterprise computer system, in March 2020.

Diversity & Equity

Celebrating and embracing diversity of all kinds, including differing beliefs, cultures, people, and experiences.

Employment at LCC

Exciting employment opportunities to positively impact student learning and the community.


Tax-exempt 501(C)(3) non-profit organization providing financial support to the college where public funds are insufficient.

Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways is a new way of organizing college to maximize the student experience.


Use this technology tool to check your to-do list, find campus resources, communicate with your advisor, and more.

News & Media

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


Public Records Contacts

Public Records Officer

  Nolan Wheeler, VP Administration

  Administration Building, Rm 203

  (360) 442-2200       Fax: (360) 442-2129

Media Inquiries

  Wendy Hall, VP Effectiveness & College Relations

  Applied Arts, Suite 124

  (360) 442-2491


  Angie Rogers, Senior Institutional Researcher

  Applied Arts, Suite 124

  (360) 442-2490