⚠LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, most programs and services are still operating remotely. Select "learn more" to access a list of face-to-face and hybrid classes for fall quarter. Applications for emergency funding assistance are still being accepted for fall quarter, which starts September 21. - Learn More.
Running Start students and their parents are saying great things about the Running Start Program at Lower Columbia College, including how much money they are saving. Read more!
“In college you get to branch out, prepare for your own future and not do what everyone else is doing. It sets you up for success!” — Ashley Hall
“Running Start lit an intellectual spark in my daughter that wasn't possible at her high school. By the time she finishes her four-year degree at a university, we will have saved over $40,000." — Ashley's Mom.
“Running Start saved me a lot of money, plus I developed great study habits. The class intensity may be daunting, but it's worth it!” — Jamie Skeie
“Our family saved at least $6,000 and two years of time as a result of my daughter's participation in Running Start.” — Jamie's Mom.
“LCC was the best place to spend my last two years of high school. It benefitted my personal and professional development!” — Laura Hayes
“Two of my three children participated in Running Start, saving our family around $61,000!” — Laura's Mom.
“Running Start was a very rewarding challenge. It helped me out when I attended university later, while saving me around $33,000.” — Sam Hansen
“We had five college bound-children. Sam's ability to earn 90 credits at no cost was a big savings!” — Sam's Mom.
“I had incredible teachers at LCC who really inspired and pushed me to think about controversial topics and the world in different ways” — Elizabeth McCarthy
“Running Start introduced my daughter to a challenging and exciting world of ideas that was not available in her local high school” — Elizabeth's Dad
Drop in to see us on the second floor of the Student Center during regular business hours, M - F, 8 am to 5 pm, or call or email our Running Start staff.