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.

Today, the college is a comprehensive community and technical college offering 70+ programs and serving over 4,000 students each year. Additional programs include Basic Education for Adults (Transitional Studies) and non-credit offerings.

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Programs of Study

Whether your goal is to enter the workforce or transfer to a university, there are many programs to choose from.

Educational Services

From high school to master's degree, Lower Columbia College maintains focus on providing a college educated workforce.

Community & Visitors

Higher educationimproves quality of life, not only for degree and certificate seeking students, but for 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.

News & Media

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

Employment at LCC

Exciting employment opportunities to make a positive impact on student learning and the community 

Diversity & Equity

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


Tax-exempt 501(C)(3) non-profit organization providing financial support to the college where public funds are not sufficient. 

Fact Books

Facts on student enrollment, demographics, personnell, financial data, facilities and resources, community, and more

News and Media Contact:

 Wendy Hall, Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations, Lower Columbia College

  (360) 442-2491

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