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IPEDS ID: 209056
OPE ID: 00319700
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Lewis & Clark College
0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, Oregon 97219-7899
General information:  (503) 768-7000
Website:  www.lclark.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,702 (2,149 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Admissionscollege.lclark.edu/offices/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.lclark.edu/college/offices/admissions/apply/
Financial Aidwww.lclark.edu/offices/financial_aid/undergrad/
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/student/app/lclark
Mission Statement
  The mission of Lewis & Clark College is to know the traditions of the liberal arts, to test their boundaries through ongoing exploration, and to hand on to successive generations the tools and discoveries of this quest. By these means the College pursues the aims of all liberal learning: to seek knowledge for its own sake and to prepare for civic leadership.

The College carries out this mission through undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and postgraduate programs in the closely related professions of education, counseling, and law. The College mounts these programs as both separately valid and mutually supportive enterprises. In all its endeavors it seeks to be a community of scholars who are alive to inquiry, open to diversity, and disciplined to work in an interdependent world.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty242178
Instructional239178
Research and public service30
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$36,632$38,500$40,330$41,9284.0%
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,566$9,928$10,268$10,6363.6%
Other$1,980$1,980$1,980$2,0523.6%
Off Campus
Room and board--$10,268$10,6363.6%
Other--$1,980$2,0523.6%
Off Campus with Family
Other--$1,980$2,0523.6%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$49,228$51,458$53,628$55,6663.8%
Off Campus$37,682$39,550$53,628$55,6663.8%
Off Campus with Family$37,682$39,550$43,360$45,0303.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$19,296
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid149890%————
Grant or scholarship aid47085%$10,081,271$21,450
Federal grants11621%$634,750$5,472
Pell grants11621%$508,200$4,381
Other federal grants11020%$126,550$1,150
State/local government grant or scholarships326%$58,200$1,819
Institutional grants or scholarships46484%$9,388,321$20,233
Student loan aid41374%$3,053,521$7,394
Federal student loans41374%$2,668,490$6,461
Other student loans214%$385,031$18,335
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,74282%$59,123,457$33,940
Pell grants45421%$1,911,454$4,210
Federal student loans1,40366%$9,389,249$6,692
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$27,229$26,296$32,003
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$18,353$15,761$19,244
$30,001 – $48,000$21,752$16,249$24,909
$48,001 – $75,000$25,039$21,479$25,437
$75,001 – $110,000$27,362$26,591$32,969
$110,001 and more$33,542$33,611$41,965
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment3,702
Undergraduate enrollment2,149
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment51
Graduate enrollment1,553
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 12%
Out-of-state: 81%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 64%
Part-time: 36%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,4582,5653,893
Percent admitted63%59%65%
Percent admitted who enrolled12%12%12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT28159%
ACT17437%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading600700
SAT Math580670
SAT Writing580690
ACT Composite2631
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 89%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 79 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 75%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 66%
6-year: 73%
8-year: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 70%
Female: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 81%
Black or African American: 100%
Hispanic/Latino: 70%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 72%
Non-resident alien: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
East Asian Studies8---
Ethnic Studies1---
French Studies2---
German Studies3---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies6---
Category total20---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry19---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General29---
Category total48---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric17---
Category total17---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science4---
Category total4---
Education
Art Teacher Education-0-1
Biology Teacher Education-5-1
Chemistry Teacher Education-1-1
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-15-0
Drama and Dance Teacher Education---0
Education, General-27-28
Education, Other-0-0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-17574
Elementary Education and Teaching-52-46
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-19-18
French Language Teacher Education-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education-10-4
Music Teacher Education-0--
Physics Teacher Education-1-0
Reading Teacher Education---0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-6-2
Social Studies Teacher Education-0-19
Spanish Language Teacher Education-0--
Special Education and Teaching, General-8-12
Superintendency and Educational System Administration---0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---0
Category total-1615206
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General34---
Category total34---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General5---
Category total6---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-2--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-30-36
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-9--
Category total-41-36
History
History, General11---
Category total11---
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-8--
Law--246-
Category total-8246-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0---
Category total0---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General15---
Category total15---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science7---
Category total7---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies18---
Category total18---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy13---
Religion/Religious Studies6---
Category total19---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3---
Physics, General12---
Category total15---
Psychology
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other-3--
Counseling Psychology-55--
Psychology, General62---
School Psychology-0-16
Category total6258-16
Social Sciences
Economics, General22---
International Relations and Affairs38---
Political Economy1---
Political Science and Government, General8---
Social Sciences, Other-13--
Sociology and Anthropology38---
Category total10713--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5---
Art/Art Studies, General1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General10---
Fine/Studio Arts, General21---
Music Theory and Composition12---
Music, General0---
Category total49---
Grand total432281251258
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball26
Basketball1414
Football72
Golf72
Rowing2033
Soccer24
Softball18
Swimming1019
Tennis1112
Track and Field, Outdoor2731
Track and Field, X-Country1323
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 12/1/1943 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2008 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/22/2005 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations431
Liquor law violations0018
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations431
Liquor law violations0012
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible367
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary662
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson215
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible252
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary202
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson102
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate3.4%1.9%
Number in default2816
Number in repayment822819
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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