Lewis-Clark State College

500 8th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501
Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 792-5272
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Lewis-Clark State College is a four-year, public institution in Lewiston, Idaho. Lewis-Clark State was founded in 1893 and, according to its website, remains “the most affordable public college/university in Idaho.” U.S. News & World Report ranks Lewis-Clark State College No. 23 among Regional Colleges (West) in its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. LCSC serves 4,693 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The Idaho State Board of Education oversees Lewis-Clark State College.

Programs Offered

Lewis-Clark State College offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs from six divisions: business, education, humanities, natural sciences, nursing and health sciences, and social sciences. Bachelor’s degrees available include: business administration, hospitality management, sports administration, kinesiology, special education, English, liberal arts, biology, computer science, mathematics, nursing, or justice studies. Lewis-Clark State also offers distance learning online through the Blackboard learning management system. Online degree programs are available in business administration, management, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, teacher education, early childhood special education, gifted and talented education, liberal arts, nursing, early childhood development, and web development.


Lewis-Clark State College has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1964.


Admissions to Lewis-Clark State College requires applicants to submit an application, $15 application fee, and a high school transcript or GED scores. Academic students must submit ACT or SAT scores. Professional-Technical students must submit either ACT, SAT, or COMPASS scores for placement within English and math courses. Students may track their documents through WarriorWeb on the Lewis-Clark State College website. Official college/university transcripts may be turned in for transfer credit. After admissions, students will register for classes and register for new student orientation, which is required for all new LCSC students and counts as a one-credit course.


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