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Lewis-Clark State College

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Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State College (or LCSC) is a public undergraduate college located in Lewiston, Idaho. It boasts a history born of vision and commitment to people. With its striking campus, small classes and superb faculty committed to teaching and the learning experience of each student, LCSC is often described as a public institution with the quality and feel of a private college. The college serves a diverse student population, providing educational opportunities to over 3,300 students from over 30 states and 20 countries across the world.


Lewis–Clark State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It also holds other discipline-based accreditations from agencies such as Idaho State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, National Council on Social Work Education, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

LCSC is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

LCSC offers over 80 undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in professional and applied technical programs. It is well-known for its criminal justice, education, nursing, and technical programs. Students enjoy the benefits of a smaller campus that maintains big opportunities for practical experience and research.

LCSC Online:

LCSC provides online education for students who are unable to attend traditional college due to personal and professional commitments. Through the online programs, LCSC offers an alternative delivery method of classroom instruction to students with geographic and time constraints. The online classes are delivered completely over the Internet.

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Lewis-Clark State College attracts qualified students who will succeed, thrive and contribute to the growth of the college and the community. Freshman students seeking admission to LCSC must send the completed application form along with the official transcripts, and SAT/ ACT score. Students must also take the Math/English/Reading placement tests. Students seeking a transfer to the institute musts end the application form along with official transcripts from all previously attended institutes. International students are also encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a proof of English language proficiency.

Financial Aid

Lewis-Clark State College provides financial aid to the qualified and needy students to enable them to meet their college expenses. The institute offers a variety of financial aid programs such as scholarships, grants loans, and federal work study programs. Some of the scholarships offered at LCSC are Orval Austin Endowed Scholarship, Barton Family Memorial Scholarship, Harry Campbell Estate Endowed Scholarship for Education, Margaret Chavez Endowed Scholarship, The Marvin DeLuga Memorial Scholarship, The Michael and Phillip Duley Memorial Endowed Scholarship, and Kenneth R. and Mildred M. Hensley Scholarship.

The institute also offers work-study opportunities to enable students to take up part time jobs to pay for college expenses. Applicants must first complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4965th for the average student loan amount.
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Lewis-Clark State College boasts a vibrant and active student life. The Office of Student Services provides the support necessary to facilitate both the enrollment process and the transition to college life. The goal of Student Services is to promote academic and personal success for the students. There are several registered student clubs and organizations on the campus. Through this involvement, the students get a chance to explore opportunities, learn and practice skills, have an influence on the environment, and gain a greater sense of belonging to the campus community. Some of the registered student organizations include Active Minds, Ambassadors, Auto Mechanics, Campus Prayer, College Democrats, Exceptional Children, and Gay Straight Alliance.

Career & Advising Services (CAS) at Lewis-Clark State College provides an array of opportunities for students who are unsure about their academic/career choice or want to authenticate the choice they have made. From resume review to placement bulletins, CAS provides opportunities for students to learn job search techniques and to acquire the right employment.

Media and Publications:

The Pathfinder is a student-operated publication of Lewis-Clark State College, operating under the authority granted by the Communications Board at LCSC.

Campus Facilities:

Lewis-Clark State College offers housing facilities to its students. There are several on-campus residence halls including Clearwater Hall, Talkington Hall and Clark Hall. The residence halls are well equipped with all the modern amenities for the convenience of the students. The dining experience at LCSC is more than just great food. It is a community experience focused on fresh ingredients, gastronomic expertise, healthy options and a sense of social and environmental responsibility. The team is dedicated to creating the best possible dining experience for the students. Some of the retail dining outlets include American Grill, Simply to Go, Farmer’s Market, The Deli Case, Pizza Toss, and the Ultimate Baja.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


Lewis-Clark State College’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in diverse sports such as baseball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, track, and cross-country. The institute is affiliated with National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA Division I) as a member of Frontier Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed as Warriors.

Intramural Sports:

Lewis-Clark State College’s intramurals and recreational sports programs that provide recreation, promote friendly competition, and encourage a healthy lifestyle for the students. The institute promotes teamwork, leadership, personal growth, and helpful educational experiences for the college and community. The intramural sports are open to full-time and part-time LCSC students.


  • Marvin Benard, Major League Baseball player
  • Vic Darensbourg, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Aprilynne Pike, Noted Author of Young Adult Fiction
  • Brendan Ryan, Major League Baseball player
  • Legislator Mike Mitchell, Idaho Senate and House of Representatives

Additional School Information

Continuing Education & Community Events (CECE) division at LCSC is committed to inspiring the lives of individuals through unique service and exceptional programs. The lifelong learning courses are open to everyone, and provide opportunities for community members to pursue personal interests and needs. The courses range from health and recreation to technology and culture. CECE also offers online ed2go courses and solicits visitors from across the country with the Art Under the Elms and Road Scholar programs.

The Workforce Training programs at LCSC meet the educational needs of individuals who are in the workforce or plan to join the workforce. The programs offer the vital information and knowledge students require to join their field of interest or to move up the career hierarchy.


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Ranks 7th in Idaho and 1351st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Lewiston, ID 83501-2698
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population32,579 (30,946 urban / 1,633 rural)
Households13,449 (2.37 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,693
Families8,765 (2.89 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate Colleges — Diverse Fields
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1601

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1446th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,560 $4,560 $14,872
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,224 $1,224 $1,224
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $285 $285 $285
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,426 $17,426 $27,736
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,836 $17,836 $28,146
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,326 $11,326 $21,636

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,348 $5,562 $5,348 $5,562 $14,880 $15,476
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,520 $1,630
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,530 $6,600
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,512 $3,650
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,530 $6,600
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,512 $3,650
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,512 $3,650

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$35
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 861 (381 male / 480 female)
Admitted 859 (379 male / 480 female)
Admission rate 100%
First-time Enrollment 475 (195 male / 280 female)
FT Enrollment 446 (186 male / 260 female)
PT Enrollment 29 (9 male / 20 female)
Total Enrollment4,304

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NAIA
NAIA Basketball Conference Frontier Conference
NAIA Track & Field Conference Frontier Conference

ACT Test Admission

1168th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 45%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 15 / 22
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 23
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 22

SAT Test Admission

1130th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 63%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 400 / 510
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 420 / 520
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 820 / 1030

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity342
Meals per Week14
Room Fee$3,200
Board Fee$2,900

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 19 7 23 5 12 599 5 697
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 7 7
Accounting and Business/Management 1 2 1 19 23
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 4 4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 19 19
Behavioral Sciences 3 4
Biology Teacher Education 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 13 14
Business Administration and Management, General 5 3 51 3 64
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 1 11 12
Business/Corporate Communications 7 8
Chemistry, General 1 1 2
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 1 1 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 2 3
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 1 1 15 20
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 1
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 8 9
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 1 11 13
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 36 39
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General 7 7
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 5 6
Environmental Biology 1 1
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 5 5
General Studies 2 11 13
Geochemistry 2 2
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 1
Graphic Communications, General 2 1 1 15 22
Health Teacher Education 2 2
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 1 2 3
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 2 3
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 7 7
Human/Medical Genetics
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 4 4
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 11 12
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 6 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 16 17
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 9 1 10
Management Science 2 2 1 2 35 42
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 5 5
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General 1 1 2 4
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 1 10 11
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 5 5
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 10 11
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 11 13
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 3 5
Natural Sciences 1 1 2 4
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General 1 1 11 14
Publishing 3 3
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 12 13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 2 74 82
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, Other 6 7
Social Work 1 2 1 32 38
Sociology 1 1
Sociology and Anthropology 1 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 8 10
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 1 13 14
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 15 16
Teacher Assistant/Aide 2 2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 2 10 14
Welding Technology/Welder 9 1 11

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3333rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $51,233 ($53,532 male / $46,031 female)
Number of FT Faculty 159 (71 male / 88 female)
Number of PT Faculty 252
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $3,823,775

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