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Lower Columbia College - ,

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General information:(360)442-2311
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:3,642( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,132 $3,405 $3,814 -11%
Out-of-state $3,855 $4,170 $4,629 -10%
Books and supplies $1,185 $1,185 $1,068 11%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,460 $8,460 $9,900 -17%
Other $3,900 $3,900 $3,221 17%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,300 $3,300 $3,306 -0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,317 $4,590 $4,882 0%
Off Campus $16,677 $16,950 $18,003 -11%
Off Campus with Family $7,617 $7,890 $8,188 -13%
On Campus $5,040 $5,355 $5,697 0%
Off Campus $17,400 $17,715 $18,818 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,340 $8,655 $9,003 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,532
In-state fees $282
Out-of-state tuition $4,347
Out-of-state fees $282
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 245 75% --
Grant or scholarship aid 190 58% $1,013,568 $5,335
Federal grants 184 56% $751,441 $4,084
Pell grants 184 56% $732,366 $3,980
Other federal grants 19 6% $19,075 $1,004
State/local government grant or scholarships 122 37% $256,341 $2,101
Institutional grants or scholarships 7 2% $5,786 $827
Student loan aid 92 28% $437,105 $4,751
Federal student loans 92 28% $437,105 $4,751
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,927 45% $11,006,080 $5,712
Pell grants 1,832 43% $7,761,018 $4,236
Federal student loans 1,217 29% $7,403,493 $6,083


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,426 $5,461 $5,750
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,056 $4,844 $5,261
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,482 $6,716 $6,841
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,348 $6,637 $9,551
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,493 $8,804 $11,504
$110,001 and more $12,493 Not applicable $11,504

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,642
Undergraduate enrollment 3,642
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 377
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 19 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 27-
Basketball 1211
Soccer -17
Softball -13
Volleyball -12


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/01/1948 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1976 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 012
Motor vehicle theft 122
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate27.9%
Number in default122
Number in repayment436

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00378200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping99161
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-64
Business Administration and Management, General-162
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other1--
Business/Commerce, General-8-
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation28--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies26--
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other27--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services38--
Office Management and Supervision7--
Retail Management--3
Category total2264610
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General1--
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General-12-
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager20--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster1--
Category total2212-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other--1
Category total--1
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1710-
Elementary Education and Teaching-2-
Category total1712-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-31
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-1-
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Techn--4
Category total-45
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other--2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant--4
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--78
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary111-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--13
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist--1
Medical Reception/Receptionist--12
Medical/Clinical Assistant-2-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other--1
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide181--
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant--2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-83-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-2-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant--2
Category total18298115
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-11-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-1-
Fire Services Administration8--
Category total812-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary--1
Category total--1
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-181-
Category total-181-
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting--1
Category total--1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician2214-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician-194
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/--1
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician1--
Category total23335
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences-7-
Category total-7-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant--1
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-4-
Welding Technology/Welder27235
Category total27276
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Music, Other-11
Category total-11
Grand total505433145