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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.

Strategic Plan

Our vision is to be a powerful force for improving the quality of life in our community.


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

Quick Facts: 2012-13

  • Total enrollment: 7,219 students
  • Annual tuition and fees: $ 4,272 (full-time, 36 credits)
  • Top five areas of study
    • Registered Nurse
    • Business Management
    • Welding
    • Medical Assisting
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Criminal Justice
  • Degrees and Certificates
    • Associate in Arts
    • Associate in Arts and Sciences
    • Associate in Applied Science - Transfer
    • Associate in Sciences - Transfer
    • Associate in Applied Science
    • Evening Transfer Degree
    • Washington 45
    • Certificate of Proficiency
    • Certificate of Completion

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Board of Trustees

A five-member board appointed by the Governor of the State of Washington and confirmed by the Washington State Senate. The role of the board is to oversee all operations of the college.

Facility Rental

Several facilities at Lower Columbia College are available for rent by community members or non-profit organizations when they are not in use by instruction or student services.