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Lewis-Clark State College

Lewis-Clark State College

Lewis-Clark State College


A private school experience at a public school price.

Lewis-Clark State College invites students to DO MORE through an educational experience that emphasizes hands-on learning, small class sizes, faculty excellence, student-faculty interaction, and success after graduation.

Founded in 1893 and located in Lewiston, Idaho, LC State’s warm and friendly campus provides a unique and safe learning environment, surrounded by the beauty of the LC Valley. While paying the lowest tuition among Idaho’s public four-year institutions, students choose from over 130 degrees and certificates including two- and four-year degrees in both academic and career and technical education fields. LC State is also proud to be a leader in online education with over 20 fully online degree programs.

LC State Today

LC State is a regional state college, operating under the governance of the Idaho State Board of Education. The college offers a wide range of undergraduate academic, professional, and career & technical programs leading to baccalaureate and associate degrees. The college also offers a number of programs leading to certificates. LC State’s primary emphasis areas are business, justice studies, nursing, social work, teacher preparation, and career & technical education. LC State maintains basic strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, which provide the general education core portion of the curriculum. The institution also conducts selected research studies and provides a variety of lifelong learning opportunities through its continuing education and workforce training programs. LC State works in collaboration with other state and regional postsecondary institutions to serve its diverse constituencies.


The Idaho State Board of Education is responsible for the general supervision, governance, and control of LC State and serves as its Board of Trustees.

Cultural Diversity

LC State is committed to providing a learning environment that affords people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds opportunities to achieve their highest educational goals. The college’s educational and enrichment programs, curricula, faculty, staff, and students share the goal of promoting multiethnic/multicultural awareness and acceptance on campus and within the community.


  • Founded: 1893
  • Enrollment: 3,710
  • Ranked #3 in West
  • 130+ Degrees & Certificates
  • 20+ Online Programs
  • 45% Low-Income
  • 80% Receive Financial Aid
  • 97% Academic Placement Rate
  • 98% CTE Placement Rate
  • 12:1 Academic Student-to-Teacher
  • 8:1 CTE Student-to-Teacher

    Scholarships and Funding

    With many of our students first generation, 45% low income, and 82% receiving financial aid, Lewis-Clark State College is committed to keeping college affordable.

    Pay Less: LC State is proud to offer the lowest tuition among Idaho's public four-year institutions. And we're also proud of the fact that 82% of our students, many of who begin great careers right after graduation, pay down their school debt within five years. The national average is 62%.

    Make More: The typical college (bachelor's degree) graduate will earn roughly $900,000 more than the typical high school graduate over their working life.

    Automatic Scholarships

    The following table outlines merit-based scholarships for incoming Idaho freshmen per year.

    Scholarship Name Required GPA*Award (increases $500 per year)**

    *ACT/SAT scores can also qualify a student for these merit-based scholarships.

    **Award amounts increase by $500 each year as long as GPA criteria are met and 30 credits are completed annually.


    • Lewiston

      500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, 83501, Lewiston