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Whether you're looking to begin your higher education, to finish it, to find a new career or just to take a couple of classes, you can find your course here at Lewis and Clark Community College. Choose your path and apply today.
You put the "community" in Lewis and Clark Community College.
L&C welcomes more than 200,000 visitors to campus each year for weddings, proms, fundraisers, conferences, concerts, sculpture garden tours, and high profile events such as the Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride and even Pokemon Go!
Our offerings for visitors and community go far beyond those activities which are as varied as the people who plan them. It’s our duty as a community college to offer the community a beautiful place with quality services to visit for an hour or hold their special events.
We also have regular services like our Family Health Clinic and Dental Clinic, which are open to the general public, and year-round programs for kids, adults and teens.
Here are some services available to the general public:
Lewis and Clark Community College serves District 536, which comprises parts of seven counties and 220,000+ residents, with campuses and services spread throughout.
N.O. Nelson Campus
600 Troy Rd. Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 656-8800
Macoupin County Community Education Center
18400 Shipman Rd. Carlinville, IL 62626 (217) 854-5400
Tri-County Community Education Center
100 Lincoln, Route 16 Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-6500
East St Louis Higher Education Center
601 James R. Thompson Blvd East St Louis, IL 62201 (618) 468-4010
Scott Bibb Center
1004 East 5th Street Alton, IL 62002 (618) 468-4110
Bethalto Training Center
1136 East Airline Drive East Alton, IL 62024 (618) 468-5787
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station
1 Confluence Way East Alton, IL 62024 (618) 468-2900
Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities
1210 North Main Street Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 655-2881
About Lewis & Clark
Why L&C: Blazing a Trail
Lewis and Clark Community College is a two-year higher education institution with multiple campuses, a river research center, a humanities center, a training center and Community Education Centers located throughout the more than 220,000-person college district, which reaches into seven counties.
In addition to offering associate degrees and certificates in more than 40 career programs and numerous transfer options, the college has something for just about everyone, including College for Kids, a nationally accredited dual credit program for high school students, GED completion and a robust Workforce Training Program, affiliated with the Houston Area Safety Council. Several colleges and universities also offer bachelor and master degree programs on Lewis and Clark's campus.
The college was founded in 1970 and began with 450 students. Today, it serves approximately 15,000 students annually and is a national and state award winning standout among Illinois community colleges.
Lewis and Clark employs 636 employees and adds $338.5 million in regional income annually, which represents 4.6 percent of the regional economy.
The Godfrey campus is also unique – known for its beautiful, historic location on the grounds of the former Monticello College, the second oldest all-female college in the nation. The campus also features a number of eye-catching sculptures and fountains as part of the Monticello Sculpture Gardens, a Signature Garden site for the Missouri Botanical Gardens, and a botanic garden in its own right.
The buildings on the N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville were on Illinois' list of "Ten Most Endangered Historic Sites" prior to Lewis and Clark purchasing the complex and renovating the buildings. The campus is now home to more than 1,500 students and numerous community events, making this restoration one of the most successful preservation initiatives in Illinois.
Lewis and Clark is dedicated to public engagement, from "greening" the campus, reducing the college's carbon footprint and providing technical assistance in sustainable practices and education, to delivering affordable healthcare to underserved populations throughout the district with a Mobile Health Unit and a federally-funded Family Health Clinic – currently the only nurse practitioner clinic operated by a community college.