Lewis-Clark State College


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.


Information Summary

Ranks 7th in Idaho and 1160th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 78.2
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $17,218
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 22 / 1110
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 12 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 63% / 23%
Enrollment Total (all students) 3,684


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.

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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.

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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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