Lewis and Clark Community College

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Lewis and Clark Community College is a community college in the St. Louis Metro-East region in Godfrey, Illinois. The college serves 15,000 credit and non-credit students annually.[1]

The two-year higher education institution has eight campuses[2] throughout the region, which includes a training center, two community education centers, a river research center and a humanities center.

The main campus is located in Godfrey, Illinois on the grounds of the former Monticello College, a women's finishing school. The address is 5800 Godfrey Road. Established in 1838, the last Monticello class graduated in 1971 and the first L&C co-ed class began in 1970. Many of the original buildings are still used, and a gymnasium, math and science complex and nursing building have been added since. The N.O. Nelson campus (named after N.O. Nelson, founder of the village of Leclaire, Illinois) is located in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Lewis and Clark is the first and only community college campus to operate a nurse managed intercollaborative practice clinic[3] to help underserved members of the community receive affordable healthcare. The Lewis and Clark Family Health Clinic was named one of three national winners of the prestigious 2010 MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award, along with a $50,000 grant, in the spring of 2010.[4]

In October 2010, the college, in conjunction with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, the University of Illinois and the Illinois Natural History Survey dedicated a river research facility, the Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station, along the Mississippi River.

Degrees Offered[edit]

An updated and complete list of degree and certificate programs is located online at the college's official website.

Radio station[edit]

WLCA 89.9-FM

Athletic teams[edit]

Lewis and Clark Community College competes as member of the NJCAA in the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference. The athletics teams - men and women's soccer, men and women's basketball, men and women's tennis, volleyball, golf, softball and baseball[5] - are referred to as the Trailblazers.

Championships: [6] In 1999, the Lewis and Clark Community College Women's Soccer Team won a NJCAA National Championship after they defeated Champlain, 3-1. In 2008, the Lewis and Clark Community College Women’s Soccer Team defeated the No. 1 seed, Darton College 3-2 to win the NJCAA National Championship.


Lewis and Clark has made a commitment to [7]"going green," through signed agreements with the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), the Illinois Sustainable University Commitment (ISUC) and the St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium (SLHESC), and through various efforts on campus including energy efficient lighting, composting and sustainable landscaping, among others.


  • Green Roof Award, NGRREC[8] (2010)
  • U.S. Water Prize[9] (2011)
  • Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award[10] (2011, 2013, 2016)
  • Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Compact, Gold Level[11] (2012)
  • Madison County Partnership for Community Health Care for Air Award (2014)
  • EPA Green Power Award (2015, 2016)
  • NGRREC LEED Gold Status (2015)
  • USGBC Missouri Gateway Chapter Growing Green Award (2016)
  • USGBC Missouri Gateway Chapter Zero Hero Award (2016)
  • AACC SEED Green Genome Overall Award (2016)

Notable people[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


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