Letter from the President

Thank you for your interest in Lewis-Clark State College. Our website is a valuable tool for exploring our college and discovering its role and mission in higher education for Idaho and beyond. You will find that our low student-faculty ratio and our intimate setting make Lewis-Clark State College a public institution with the feel and quality of a private college.

Lewis-Clark State College is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and also one of the safest areas in the country. The Lewis-Clark Valley has a population of more than 50,000 and is located where the Snake and Clearwater rivers join, providing plenty of boating, fishing and other recreational opportunities. It is not surprising that “Outdoor Life” magazine ranked Lewiston as the best place to live for access to hunting and fishing - and the list goes on. While many winter sports destinations are close by, Lewiston itself is near sea level and the winters are usually mild.

Our students are very successful. LCSC placed over 95% of its 2016 graduates in jobs or in programs that continue their education. Our students have been hired directly after graduation by national companies such as Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, and Alliant Technologies. Nearly every year, 90% or more of our Natural Sciences and Mathematics students who applied were placed in graduate and professional schools. LCSC alumni are leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest, particularly in business, education, and the health professions.

Whatever your interests, Lewis-Clark State College is here to assist you on your career path. LCSC offers a customized educational experience by meeting students where they are and taking them to where they want to go. That’s why our theme is “Connecting Learning to Life.” Our faculty will engage and challenge you, and we are ready to help you with support - from financial aid to career advising and much more. We also have several ways for you to become more involved with LCSC, including numerous clubs and organizations, a student radio station and newspaper, student government, and nationally ranked NAIA athletic programs.

If you haven't already been to Lewis-Clark State College, I invite you to visit us, walk around and explore our campus, talk to faculty and students, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Lewis-Clark State College is a wonderful place to learn and grow - and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. We hope that you make Lewis-Clark State College part of your journey.

J. Anthony Fernández, President