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Lewis and Clark Community College

5800 Godfrey Road Godfrey, IL 62035

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 Why L&C? We’re Here When You Need Us

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.

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Community and Visitors

Bee on Pollenator Flower

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.

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Campuses and Other Locations

N.O. Nelson Campus

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

Beautiful Godfrey Campus

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. 

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