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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
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,504 (2,179 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
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
The Student Support Services Office works with approximately 10% of the student population at Lewis & Clark even though only 6.2% are officially registered.
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty199228
Research and public service11
Total graduate assistants-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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$38,500$40,330$41,928$43,3823.5%
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,928$10,268$10,636$10,9062.5%
Off Campus
Room and board-$10,268$10,636$10,9062.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$51,458$53,628$55,666$57,6903.6%
Off Campus$39,550$53,628$55,666$57,6903.6%
Off Campus with Family$39,550$43,360$45,030$46,7843.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid143392%————
Grant or scholarship aid42089%$9,075,772$21,609
Federal grants10322%$552,640$5,365
Pell grants10322%$443,107$4,302
Other federal grants10322%$109,533$1,063
State/local government grant or scholarships163%$26,750$1,672
Institutional grants or scholarships41989%$8,496,382$20,278
Student loan aid33070%$2,133,665$6,466
Federal student loans32970%$1,904,329$5,788
Other student loans123%$229,336$19,111
  • 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 aid11,62176%$39,097,866$24,120
Pell grants44321%$1,907,276$4,305
Federal student loans1,26760%$8,645,408$6,824
  • 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.
Average net price$26,296$32,003$33,905
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$15,761$19,244$22,722
$30,001 – $48,000$16,249$24,909$24,476
$48,001 – $75,000$21,479$25,437$29,357
$75,001 – $110,000$26,591$32,969$32,985
$110,001 and more$33,611$41,965$41,206
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment3,504
Undergraduate enrollment2,179
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment60
Graduate enrollment1,325
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 7%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 9%
Out-of-state: 87%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 67%
Part-time: 33%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants6,2432,4483,795
Percent admitted67%60%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%15%13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • International applicants who are not native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency. Please see for more information.
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: 84%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 81 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 79%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 69%
6-year: 76%
8-year: 77%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 71%
6-year: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 78%
Female: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 50%
Hispanic/Latino: 77%
White: 81%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 77%
Non-resident alien: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
East Asian Studies4---
Ethnic Studies0---
French Studies7---
German Studies4---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies10---
Category total25---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General29---
Category total39---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric23---
Category total23---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science2---
Category total2---
Art Teacher Education-0-0
Biology Teacher Education-7-0
Chemistry Teacher Education-0-0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-25-0
Drama and Dance Teacher Education---0
Education, General-12-0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-740
Elementary Education and Teaching-31-0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-12-0
French Language Teacher Education-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education-11-0
Music Teacher Education-0--
Physics Teacher Education-1-0
Reading Teacher Education---0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-3-0
Social Studies Teacher Education-12-0
Spanish Language Teacher Education-0--
Special Education and Teaching, General-5-0
Superintendency and Educational System Administration---0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---0
Category total-12640
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General34---
Writing, General---1
Category total34--1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General6---
Category total7---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-26--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-41-0
Category total-67-0
History, General21---
Category total21---
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-22--
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law-2--
Category total-24234-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General17---
Category total17---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science11---
Category total11---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies17---
Category total17---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies9---
Category total19---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5---
Physics, General12---
Category total17---
Counseling Psychology-2-0
Environmental Psychology---0
Psychology, General85---
School Psychology-0-10
Category total852-10
Social Sciences
Economics, General24---
International Relations and Affairs36---
Political Economy0---
Political Science and Government, General12---
Sociology and Anthropology30---
Category total102---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5---
Art/Art Studies, General0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5---
Fine/Studio Arts, General20---
Music Theory and Composition10---
Category total40---
Grand total45921923811
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 7
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 19
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $24,698
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $16,250
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor2427
Track and Field, X-Country917
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/1/1943 -  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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations316
Liquor law violations01817
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations313
Liquor law violations0125
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible6710
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible528
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate1.6%1.9%3.4%
Number in default131528
Number in repayment807773822
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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