C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    B-
Lower Columbia College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
Address
1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,330/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,693/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,421/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,993/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,462/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,462/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,488Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
75%
National
83%

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Overall I have had a good experience attending Lower Columbia College. For the most part the instructors are great and the support staff available to students has contributed considerably to my success as a student. However, I think they need to replace the instructor and advisor of the medical assisting program with people who actually care about helping students succeed. Their derogatory attitude and unrealistic expectations toward struggling students was completely unbecoming an educational institution whose purpose is supposed to be to prepare students for entering the workforce. With the exception of my disappointing experience in the medical assisting program I have no complaints about Lower Columbia College as a whole.
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The professors will work with you when possible. (Kids, illness, tutoring) It's almost impossible to link up with the free tutors they swear they have. There are a ton of highschoolers who fight and smoke. Crackheads show up for the free money stay for a week and leave. There are no dorms. Police survey the entire area to hand out parking tickets because 1/3 of students don't have access to parking despite buying passes. The bookstore is fab though. However the teachers are fantastic and lively.
My Experience here at Lower Columbia College has been super beneficial. The staff are super helpful and strive to help their students into succeeding. They only struggle with their admission office, they have students running the main desks and they occasionally don't get things always right, You have to ask like 3 people before you get the right answer