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Lewis-Clark State College is close to the state border of Idaho and Washington State. It’s located in a small city and the campus itself is small, so it should be easy for you to find your way around on and off campus. You should be able to walk from one end of campus to the other easily as you go from class to class. If you visit and drive around town, you may see several areas you’ll want to explore—parks and a conservancy, for instance. You’ll also notice some restaurants where you can spend time with friends or study for mid-terms or your finals.

Overview of Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC)

The college is a public school offering on-campus dormitories. As a freshman living on campus for at least the first year, you’ll be able to get involved in campus activities and also find it much easier for you to get to your classes; you’re almost right there.

The student population isn’t large; including just over 3,700 students in recent years, all undergraduate. The awards offered to students range from certificates of less than one and two years, associate degrees, two to less than four years certificates, and bachelor’s degrees.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting City: Small
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 12:1
Graduation Rate 38%
Year Founded 1893

Student Enrollment

Total Students3,748


Undergraduate Student

Male 1,387
Female 2,361

Graduate Student

Male 0
Female 0

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LCSC Acceptance Rate and Admissions


Male 727
Female 956


Male 727
Female 956

Acceptance Rate100%

Male 100%
Female 100%

Enrollment 522

Male 222
Female 300
Application Fee NA
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank NA
High School Transcripts Recommended
College Prep Courses Recommended
Recommendations NA
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline August 8
Common Application Accepted No

LCSC Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Going to a public school is nearly always less expensive than a private school. If you rolled all the expenses one figure, you’d have the total price, which includes tuition (in- or out-of-state), room and board, books, supplies, and other various costs. Altogether, this came to $18,512 in a recent academic year.

You likely won’t pay all of that, especially if you’re awarded financial aid. Schools track what’s called the average net price, which is the cost left over after financial aid is applied for all students who are eligible. In a recent year, this was $10,978 at Lewis-Clark State College. Even then, you may have a net price that is lower than the average if you are eligible for more financial aid than the average student. This is usually true for those whose families make significantly less than the average. Families earning between $30,001 and $48,000 paid $10,025 and families earning between $75,001 and $100,000 paid $14,622 in a recent academic year.

Financial aid is a big part of your time in school. Almost every freshman student (94% at least) qualified for financial aid. Slightly fewer (86%) received grants or scholarships averaging $6,356 and 66% received an average of $3,799 in institutional grants and scholarships.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $10,978
Average Total Aid $6,356
Students Receiving Financial Aid 94%
Room & Board $7,680

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $6,982
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $19,978
  • Books and Supplies - $1,650
  • Room & Board - $7,680
  • Other - $2,200


You may find that you need to work while you’re in school to pay for your car or gas, insurance, a new computer, or your phone plan. If after reserving your classes for the spring semester, you realize one of your classes conflicts with your working hours, you may be able to drop one of the classes and add the same class in an online format. Having access to online options makes your education much more flexible.

If you decide to stay on for your second year at Lewis-Clark State College, you’ll become a part of the retention rate which includes all students who stay past their first year. You may find that you like your classes and found the perfect major or choose to stay because you are building friendships. The retention rate at this college is 60%, so you’re likely to find that a majority of the students you have gotten to know are deciding to return here for their second year as well.

The 4-year graduation rate is 16%, which is quite low, but the entire nation is trending toward a longer period of attendance before graduation. The 6-year graduation rate is 32%, which is still significantly lower than average, but it’s possible that students are transferring out to graduate elsewhere after gaining a solid educational foundation here.

The student-faculty ratio is a decent 12-to 1, meaning it shouldn’t be difficult to gain access to your professors, either in their office or after class if you have problems with a course. The most popular degree programs offered are health professions and related programs, business management and marketing, education, parks and recreation - leisure - fitness, and liberal arts and sciences - humanities.

Student Population Total

Student Population 3,748

Evening Classes : No
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

Health Professions and Related Programs 217 Total Graduates / 35%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 184 Graduates
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 27 Graduates
Medical/Clinical Assistant 3 Graduates
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 2 Graduates
All Business Majors 139 Total Graduates / 22%
Business Administration and Management, General 76 Graduates
Accounting and Business/Management 24 Graduates
Business/Corporate Communications 17 Graduates
Management Science 8 Graduates
All Education Majors 51 Total Graduates / 8%
Elementary Education and Teaching 41 Graduates
Health Teacher Education 5 Graduates
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 Graduates
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 2 Graduates
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 35 Total Graduates / 6%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 20 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 7 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 6 Graduates
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 2 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 34 Total Graduates / 5%
General Studies 34 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 24%

Outcome & Salary

Once you’re a college graduate, your early career salary will likely start out on the low end and increase as you gain experience. Graduates from Lewis-Clark earn an average of $39,400 in their early careers and mid-career salaries averaging $57,000. Their average overall salaries are $64,000.

Once you take these numbers into account, you can work out that your 10-year salary earnings potential is $640,000 and your 20-year earnings potential is $1,210,000. If you subtract your 4-year cost of education ($43,912) from your that potential, you’ll find your 10-year projected return on investment (ROI), which is $596,088, and your 20-year ROI is $1,166,088.

High school graduates who go straight to work earn a national average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $39,400
College Grads Average Salary $64,000
College Grads Mid Career Salary $57,000
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $640,000
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,210,000
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $43,912
10 Year Projected ROI $596,088
20 Year Projected ROI $1,166,088
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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