Lower Columbia College

Lower Columbia College

Lower Columbia College, also known as LCC, is a community college located in Longview, Washington, United States. It was established in the year 1934 as Lower Columbia Junior College. The college serves the area around Cowlitz County. The existing campus was established in the year 1962. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

LCC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The teams participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer. LCC participates in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC). The teams are nicknamed the Red Devils. The campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations.

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Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple Street
Longview , WA 98632-0310
General Phone: (360) 442-2311

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Lower Columbia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine187registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts176liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management39business management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, call center operation, entrepreneurship, marketing studies, merchandising and sales, business and related services
Security and Law Enforcement31criminal justice and administration, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Office and Administration29data entry, office management, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Medical Support and Technology25medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, radiation therapist
Mechanics and Repair20industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Medical Administration19medical transcription, medical receptionist, medical secretary
Science13physical sciences
Production Trades12machinist, machine shop assistant, welding
Education and Teaching9early childhood education, teacher aide
Therapy and Counseling6substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Music5various music studies
Conservation and Resource Management3wood science
Construction Trades1electrician
Computer Science and Engineering1computer networking
Engineering Technician1water quality and recycling tech

Number of programs and degrees for Lower Columbia in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year15018
Associate's degree33421
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9319

Lower Columbia Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lower Columbia had a total enrollment of 3,348 students (2,260 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 20%
20-21 11%
22-24 9%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 7%
65+ 6%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Lower Columbia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 44 %

Lower Columbia Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Longview, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lower Columbia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,937
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,660
Books and supplies $ 1,143

Financial Aid:
Lower Columbia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 378200)

Lower Columbia Faculty

Lower Columbia has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track66
Non-tenured and not on tenure track35

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year44$57,24830$54,752
All faculty totalacademic year44$57,24830$54,752

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lower Columbia Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02121

Lower Columbia Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Marketing, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Conservation And Resource Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Lower Columbia Apart:

% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Lower Columbia % of degrees in production trades
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Lower Columbia % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Lower Columbia % of degrees in mechanics and repair
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Lower Columbia Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 18%Lower Columbia Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Lower Columbia % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of students
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Lower Columbia Number of students

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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