Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA 98632

Located in Longview, Washington, Lower Columbia College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges that operates 10 campuses in Tacoma, Bellevue, Bellingham, Moses Lake, Bothell, Centralia, Vancouver, Lakewood, Pasco, Lynnwood.

Lower Columbia College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Lower Columbia College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,783 and fees $348. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,317 and $348 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. LPN

    The Lower Columbia College Nursing Program prepares students to offer holistic service for all. The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

    The program offers several entry points:

    1. The Nursing Assistant Certificate: The Nursing Assistant Certificate equips students for basic nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse culminating in a Certificate of Completion. Students don’t need to be admitted to the Nursing program to earn this certificate.
    2. Practical/Registered Nurse: This program offers students admitted for the Applied Science Degree program an opportunity to qualify for the Practical Nurse Certificate of Proficiency after being enrolled in the program for four quarters. Students are eligible to sit for the state licensing exam to be licensed as a Practical Nurse. Students are able to exit the program can at this point.

    Students seeking to complete the Applied Science Degree to become Registered Nurse can do so by completing the remaining 3 quarters of the nursing curriculum. Students who complete the curriculum are eligible to take the state exam to become a licensed RN.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    2. Applicants seeking to enroll in the LCC Nursing program are required to have a Nursing Assistant certification from Washington or Oregon States
    3. Program specific requirements such as physical examination, criminal background check and drug screening are applicable for enrollment.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 55
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 56
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 119

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Lower Columbia College

Clatsop Community College
42.36 miles away
Portland Community College
49.62 miles away
Mt Hood Community College
50.74 miles away
Clackamas Community College
59.24 miles away
South Puget Sound Community College
60.81 miles away
Pierce College-Puyallup
76.75 miles away
Bates Technical College
80.01 miles away
Chemeketa Community College
80.43 miles away
Columbia Gorge Community College
92.24 miles away
Linn-Benton Community College
107.76 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1948 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1976 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,693
30k to 48k$7,421
48k to 75k$10,993
75k to 110k$13,462
Over 110k$13,462
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $111.00 $125.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632

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