- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Degrees Awarded: Community
- Type: Public
- Campus Setting: Suburban
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Work Study
- Gender: Coed
- Country: United States
- In State Tuition: $8,960
- Out of State Tuition: $11,788
- Religious Affiliation: None
- CEEB: 623
- IPED: 146603
- Call: 6184682222
Lewis and Clark Community College is a two-year higher education institution with multiple campuses, a river research center, Community Education Centers and training centers located throughout the 220,439-person college district, which reaches into seven counties.
Founded in 1970, Lewis and Clark Community College held its first classes on the grounds of Monticello College, a small, private liberal arts college for women founded in 1838. Monticello College closed in 1971, and its picturesque 215-acre campus became the beautiful main campus of Lewis and Clark Community College. Today, it serves approximately 20,000 students annually and is a national and state award winning standout among Illinois community colleges. In addition to offering associate degrees and certificates in more than 40 career programs and numerous transfer options, the college has something for just about everyone, including College for Kids, a nationally accredited dual credit program for high school students, GED completion and the largest Workforce Training Program in the state of Illinois. More than a dozen colleges and universities also offer bachelor and master degree programs on Lewis and Clark's campus.
Lewis and Clark is a community within a community. Our students enjoy small class sizes that foster one-on-one attention from instructors who know them by name, and camaraderie among classmates. Outside of class, they embrace opportunities to broaden their college experience through extracurricular activities that include on campus clubs and organizations, athletic events and student activities that include live music, diversity and cultural events on and off campus. In-district residents pay $3,304 in tuition and fees per academic year.