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

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,930/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,959/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,647/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,523/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,434/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,434/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,558Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
74%
National
83%

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Lower Columbia College Reviews

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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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A degree from LCC on it's may not mean very much in the professional world, but it is a great launching point for many people in our community who otherwise would have no option to further their education. It does seem to possess a strong career / transfer center that helps students transfer to strong four-year universities (a lot of my friends are transferring out) as well as preparing adults to enter the local workforce if they don't want to transfer. Since LCC services a relatively large area, given its accessibility, I think it could use more interaction with Oregon schools instead of focusing almost solely on transferring students to Washington schools.
Overall, my Lower Columbia College experience has been fairly convenient. I haven't had to test the flexibility of my classes too much (I've always been able to show up to class on time) and the teachers have made course policies fairly clear from day one (with the exception of 5 points deducted from a math test due to one instructor who listed NO CONFETTI on the policies, without explaining that confetti meant the fringes of paper when you tear it out from a notebook). Sometimes, my finals schedules are extremely close together, and the instructors take a little more time than given, resulting in me almost being late for another final, but that only happens every now and then, and the campus is fairly small.