Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Lewis & Clark College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Lewis & Clark College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Lewis & Clark College was awarded 122 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mental health counseling/counselor.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Lewis and Clark College as #379 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 36 colleges in Oregon, Lewis and Clark College is ranked at #3.

See all of the rankings for Lewis & Clark College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Lewis and Clark College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lewis & Clark College is 71%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Lewis and Clark College is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to Lewis and Clark College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 590 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 620 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 590 to 680 )
Lewis and Clark College received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 27 to 31 )

Learn more about Lewis & Clark College admissions.

Lewis & Clark College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Lewis and Clark College it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lewis & Clark College is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lewis & Clark College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Lewis & Clark College has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Lewis and Clark College for first-time, full-time students is 66%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Lewis & Clark College.

Lewis & Clark College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,935 undergraduates at Lewis and Clark College with 1,904 being full-time and 31 being part-time.

How Much Does Lewis & Clark College Cost?

The overall average net price of Lewis and Clark College is $35,546. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lewis and Clark College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,913 $25,048 $28,535 $35,626 $43,763

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lewis and Clark College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lewis and Clark College, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $6,343 a year. That adds up to $25,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lewis and Clark College is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lewis and Clark College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Lewis and Clark College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,200 in their early years. That's great news for Lewis and Clark College students since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Lewis & Clark College make the most money.

Location of Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Portland, Oregon. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Lewis and Clark College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 615 S Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219-7899
Phone: 503-768-7000
Website: www.lclark.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lewisandclarkcollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lewisandclark

Lewis & Clark College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Lewis & Clark College. Of these students, 500 received undergraduate degrees and 386 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 69 $24,500
Sociology & Anthropology 43 NA
International Relations & National Security 39 $22,800
General Biology 36 $18,700
General English Literature 30 $30,900
Communication & Media Studies 27 $34,000
Fine & Studio Arts 26 $15,300
Economics 24 $29,200
Political Science & Government 23 NA
Mathematics & Computer Science 22 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Lewis & Clark College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Lewis and Clark College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 81 students took at least one online class at Lewis & Clark College. This is an increase from the 8 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 81 14
2017-2018 8 8
2016-2017 4 4
2015-2016 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Lewis & Clark College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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