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Lewis–Clark State College
  • Founded :1893 year
  • Type of University : Public
  • StudyQA ranking: 563 pts.
  • Offered programms: 15 BA
  • No. Students: 4304
  • Study mode: 15 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Phone:
  • +12087922177
  • Fax:
  • +18009335272
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About the Lewis-Clark State College

Lewis-Clark State College is located at Lewiston, Idaho, where two rivers (Clearwater and Snake), two cities (Lewiston and Clarkston), and two states (Idaho and Washington) come together. It is also where two peoples and two cultures came together in friendship and discovery – the Nez Perce Tribe and the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery. Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State is a public undergraduate college with a three-part mission of academic programs, professional-technical programs, and community programs.

One of the top public comprehensive four-year colleges in the West, with its beautiful campus, small classes, and superb faculty, LCSC is often described as a public institution with the feel and quality of a private college.

Business Division Link

The Lewis-Clark State College Business Division will help you succeed in today's dynamic environment. We offer classes to help students develop conceptual, analytical, problem solving, and communication skills. Real-life experience through business simulations, group projects, and teamwork can give you the edge you need in the competitive world of business.

The Business Division at Lewis-Clark State College provides quality education to prepare students with the knowledge, competencies, and experience necessary to successfully compete in today’s economy and offers services to address the business training and consulting needs of the community.

Business Technology & Service Link

BTS is a community of professionals whose mission is to create an environment to educate and train people to lead fulfilling and productive lives.

Division of Education and Kinesiology Link

The Division of Education and Kinesiology provides access to high-quality baccalaureate degree programs in Teacher Education, Kinesiology, General Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as a variety of certificates and endorsements, using both traditional and non-traditional means of delivery for diverse populations.

Humanities Division Link

The Humanities division offers undergraduates a rich liberal arts education, with options for a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in four majors, Bachelor of Arts in an additional four majors, and Associate of Arts degrees in two majors.

Students who live in the Coeur d’Alene area can complete a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree at the LCSC Coeur d'Alene Center in two majors.

Division of Natural Science & Mathematics Link

The goals of the Natural Science Division are:

  • to provide well balanced professional programs leading to four year (B.S. and B.A.) degrees in science and mathematics,
  • to provide programs for the preparation of high quality science and mathematics teachers,
  • to provide basic science courses for the general education of those preparing for non-science careers, and
  • to provide one, two, and three year transfer programs.

Division of Nursing & Health Sciences Link

The BSN programs have a state-of-the-art simulation and skills lab, in addition to an excellent history of graduating clinically competent nursing students. Clinical experiences start in the first semester of the nursing program. NCLEX scores exceed national averages and our average class size is 40-45 students. Clinical preceptorship placements available in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah, and Colorado.

Social Sciences Division Link

Composed of four major programs and offering six baccalaureate and two associate degrees the Social Sciences Division offers a wide variety of courses to help you realize your career dreams.

All majors synthesize a unique curriculum that emphasize breadth and depth of content, social science research methods, hypothesis and theory building, and active learning experiences. 

Technical & Industrial Division Link

The Technical & Industrial Division at Lewis-Clark State College believes a degree should teach skills that are expected on the job. In the T&I Division, students will gain knowledge, enhance skills, and learn from professionally trained instructors who have personal experience in their fields. Most instructors have achieved mastery level recognition in their trades and hold national certification. All of the instructors in the T&I Divisionhave worked directly in the industries they are skilled in and remain current with the latest technologies and advancements. Every program has an advisory committee made up of experts in their fields. 

The Technical and Industrial Division falls under the Dean of Professional-Technical Programs. They believe in providing students with the technical knowledge, specialized skills, proper attitudes, and safe work habits to enter the labor market. Programs are structured to accommodate the goals of students seeking entry-level employment, career advancement, or simply a change. Students work directly with the equipment and theoretical concepts used in the industry. Our division monitors current industry needs to anticipate future changes and instructional requirements.

History of the Lewis-Clark State College

In 1893, Idaho Governor William J. McConnell signed an act on January 27 authorizing the establishment of the Lewiston State Normal School in Lewiston. There was a catch, however: "Provided the mayor and common council of that city on or before May 1, 1893, donate ten acres, within the city limits and known as part of the city park, and authorizing the said mayor and council to convey to the trustees of said normal school the said tract of land," etc.

The first Trustees on the school's Board were James W. Reid (who had done the most to shepherd the authorization bill through the legislature), Norman B. Willey (who had just stepped down as Idaho governor), Benjamin Wilson (a previous gubernatorial candidate), J. Morris Howe, and C. W. Schaff. Reid was elected President of the Board, a position he held until his death in 1902.

Lewiston residents lost no time in obtaining the required space for the school. However, the legislature acted slowly in providing construction funds, and then construction lagged. George E. Knepper had been hired as first President of the Normal School. Frustrated by the delays in getting his building, Knepper leased space in downtown Lewiston and opened for classes on January 6, 1896. The building itself was not ready until May. Over the next several years, more structures were added to the campus, including dormitories and a gymnasium.


USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Year of first Accreditation - 1964

Rankings

#26 - Regional Colleges (West) by U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings

#5 - Top Public Schools by U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings

Student Life at the Lewis-Clark State College

Lewis-Clark State College can be one of the best experiences in your life. Part of what makes that happen are the experiences you have and the people you meet during your college years. LCSC is committed to providing you with the opportunity to network with other students and enjoy an enriching campus life. Student clubs and organizations provide a means of getting to know other students and help develop skills.

The Lewis-Clark Valley and surrounding areas provide numerous opportunities to enjoy the beautiful, natural wonders. You can enjoy roller blading or bike riding on miles of pathway along the Snake and Clearwater rivers, water sports, downhill and cross-country skiing, camping, hiking, golf, hunting, fishing, and much more while you're going to school at Lewis-Clark State College.

Cultural Activities

Explore LCSC’s cultural diversity, our unique history with the Nez Perce tribe, and programs like International Week and Native American Awareness Week.

Intramural Sports

Compete in sports ranging from dodgeball to flag football, soccer to volleyball and much more!

Student Clubs

Join one of our major-specific, interest-based, service, or faith-based organizations.

Outdoor Adventures

Rent equipment from our Float-n-Tote program for your own outdoor adventures, or take a trip with our campus recreation groups.

Services & Housing

  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

50+ CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • Accounting Club
  • Active Minds
  • Ambassadors Honor Society
  • Anthropology Club
  • Associated Students of Lewis-Clark State College
  • Auto Mechanics Club
  • Automated Manufacturing Technology Club
  • Business Students’ Organization
  • Campus Real Life
  • Collision Repair Club
  • Computer Science Club
  • Cru
  • Diesel Power Technology Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Exceptional Children
  • Explorers
  • Gender-Sexuality Alliance
  • Geology Club
  • Green Team
  • HVAC Club
  • Idaho Student Nurses Association
  • Information Systems Club
  • International Club
  • Justice Studies
  • Kinesiology Club
  • Lambda Theta Delta
  • Latter-Day Saints Student Association
  • LCMYK Club
  • Math Club
  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Native American Club
  • Organizacion d Estudiantes Latino Americanos
  • Phi Alpha-Social Work Honor Society
  • Poli-Sci Club
  • Psychology Club
  • KLCZ, Radio Station
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Shakespeare Society
  • Silverthorne Theatre Group
  • Spanish Club
  • Speech & Debate Team
  • Student Organization of Social Workers
  • Talking River Club
  • The Pathfinder (student newspaper)
  • TRiO Warrior Club
  • Veterans Club
  • Warrior Entertainment Board
  • Warrior Softball
  • Warrior Ultimate Frisbee
  • Welding Club
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