Lewis-Clark State College

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School Overview

General Information

Lewis & Clark
State College (LCSC) is located in Lewiston, Idaho. LCSC is a public
undergraduate university with approximately 4,500 students, from more than 30
countries and more than 25 states. LCSC offers certificate programs and more
than 83 undergraduate degrees. It is well known for its degrees in the areas of
nursing, education, criminal justice, and technology.

Admissions Information

Applying at Lewis-Clark State College is simple and affordable. The
application fee is only $5.25. For convenience, use WarriorWeb,
LCSC's online record service for applicants and students. 59 percent of
applicants are admitted.

College Majors

Lewis-Clark State
College has diverse course options. Students can choose from the following

  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Music
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Business, Management, & Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Administrative/Secretarial Services
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management 
  • Small Business Administration
  • Communications & Journalism
  • Communications/Rhetoric
  • Communications Technologies
  • Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Computer Science B
  • Computer/Information Sciences
  • Web/Multimedia Management
  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • English Language & Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language & Literature
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Child Development
  • Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
  • Management/Clinical Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Legal Administrative Assistance
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistance
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanic & Repair Technologies
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair
  • Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Mechanics & Repair
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Exercise Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Precision Production Trades
  • Welding Technology
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration & Services
  • Social Work
  • Security & Protective Services
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Fire Science/Firefighting
  • Social Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

LCSC does not
provide any graduate degrees or programs. However, all the undergraduate
degrees are designed to give students an excellent education in the field of
their choice to better prepare them for future careers or further studies.

LCSC offers the
following Baccalaureate degrees:

  • Biology
  • Biology – with Secondary Certification
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration – Management Accounting Emphasis
  • Business and Communication – Business or Communications Capstone
  • Business and Communication
  • Business: Sport Administration
  • Chemistry – Chemistry or Geochemistry
  • Chemistry – with Secondary Certification
  • Communication Arts
  • Computer Science – Computer Science Emphasis
  • Computer Science – Information Systems Emphasis
  • Computer Science – Information Technology Emphasis
  • Computer Science – Web Development Emphasis
  • Earth Science
  • Earth Science – with Secondary Certification
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English – with Secondary Certification
  • English: Creative Writing
  • English: Publishing Arts
  • General Studies: Business
  • General Studies: Education
  • General Studies: Humanities
  • General Studies: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • General Studies: Social Sciences
  • Hospitality Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies – Business / Social Sciences with
    International Emphasis
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Justice Studies – Criminal Justice or Corrections / Human Services
  • Kinesiology
  • Management
  • Management – Radiography
  • Mathematics – with Secondary Certification
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science – with Secondary Certification
  • Nursing
  • Nursing: LPN to BSN
  • Nursing: RN to BSN
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education: Biology
  • Secondary Education: Chemistry
  • Secondary Education: Earth Science
  • Secondary Education: English
  • Secondary Education: Mathematics
  • Secondary Education: Natural Science
  • Secondary Education: Social Science – History
  • Social Science – with Secondary Certification
  • Social Sciences – Anthropology Emphasis
  • Social Sciences – History Emphasis
  • Social Sciences – Political Science Emphasis
  • Social Sciences – Sociology Emphasis
  • Social Work
  • Special Education – Paraprofessional to Teacher
  • Sport Administration
  • LCSC offers the
    following Associate's degrees:
  • Behavioral Science
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Liberal Arts – Natural Science &
  • Liberal Arts – Humanities
  • Liberal Arts
  • Liberal Arts – Social Sciences
  • Paraprofessional Education
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiographic Science

Online Degrees and Programs

LCSC offers Distance
Learning for completion of the following degrees:

Business Division

  • Business
    Administration (AS)
  • Business
    Administration (BS)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management

Humanities Division

  • Liberal
    Arts (AA)
  • Nursing and Health
  • RN
    to BSN

Education Division

  • Teacher
    Education (PACE Program)
  • Business
    Technological Service Division
  • Early
    Childhood Development (BAS)
  • Early
    Childhood Development (AAS)
  • Web
    Development (AAS)


Over the past few years, the U.S.
News and World Report
has ranked LCSC among the top public colleges in the
West because of its Comprehensive-Bachelor's Degree categories. LCSC was number
one on that list in 2002, 2005 and 2007.


State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and
LCSC also has accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate
Business Education (IACBE).

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

LCSC's academic programs
are organized according to Academic Divisions:




Natural Sciences

Nursing and Health

Social Sciences

LCSC also has two Professional
Technical Divisions: Business Technology & Science and Technical &

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students who wish to
apply for financial aid must first complete their FAFSA. See the LCSC website
for assistance completing your FAFSA. Students who qualify may access one or
more of these financial awards: grants, scholarships, work-study, loans, and
veteran benefits.

Library System

The LCSC Library provides the campus family with research help, books,
articles, databases, journals, and more. The LCSC Library also provides access
online for research off-campus.


LCSC is a member of
the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). LCSC plays in the
NAIA Division 1 Frontier Conference. LCSC is well-known for its 16 national baseball championships (1984-2008). Men and women compete
in basketball, cross country, and golf. Men also compete in baseball and
tennis, while women also compete in volleyball and track & field.

Student Housing

College Place is the residence hall
available for student housing. It has 22 suites, each complete with a shower
room, toilet room, and vanity area. Internet service is provided within the
residence hall. College Place also has a spacious kitchenette and Common Area
designed with comfort and entertainment.

General Information

Admission Office

500 Eighth Avenue

Lewiston, ID 83501-2698

(208) 792-2210

(800) 933-5272

Fax: (208) 792-2876

Contact: Diane Douglas

Registrar/Director of Admissions
Main Address

500 Eighth Avenue

Lewiston, ID 83501

(208) 792-5272


Total undergrads: 3,940

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 649

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,027


Rural setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 52%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,B,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,B,C
Business Administration/Management B
Hospitality Administration/Management A,B,C
Small Business Administration A,B,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Web/Multimedia Management A,B


Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A,B
Manufacturing Technologies A,B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A,B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Management/Clinical Assistant A,B,C
Medical Office Assistant A,B,C
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Practical A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,B,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,B,C
Automotive Technology A,B,C
Diesel Mechanics A,B,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,B,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,B,C
Industrial Electronics A,B,C
Mechanics & Repair – General A,B,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences A
Natural Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology A,B,C


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Corrections B
Criminal Justice Studies B
Fire Science/Firefighting A,B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the
accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to
change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions

Lewis-Clark State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (208) 792-5272
Website: www.lcsc.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.lcsc.edu/admissions/applying-to-lcsc/
Address: 500 8th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-2698
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,748
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 23%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,150 (57% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,982
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,978
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,356

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Lewis-Clark State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lewis-Clark State College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 679
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 136
Construction Trades 1
Education 29
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 44
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 656
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 12
Legal Professions and Studies 321
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1264
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4
Physical Sciences 4
Precision Production 211
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 313868

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lewis-Clark State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,982
Out-of-state $19,978
Books and supplies $1,650

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 445 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 408 86% $6,356
Student loan aid 242 51% $5,150

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,072 56% $6,475
Federal student loans 1,426 39% $6,472

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lewis-Clark State College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lewis-Clark State College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,683 727 956
Percent admitted 100% 100% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 31% 30% 31%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lewis-Clark State College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,748
Undergraduate enrollment 3,748
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lewis-Clark State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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