The college keeps growing and the Business Division is no exception. Lewis-Clark State College grew by 12% over the past two years, setting a new school enrollment record of 4,542 students. The Business Division realized over 700 majors and has more than doubled in student enrollment in just the past eight years. In fact, during the same time period, the Division has increased the number of student credit hours taught by 174%.
The Business Division is also a leader in online business education producing more online business classes than any other Idaho four-year college or university. LCSC’s regional accreditation visit by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) singled out the online Management degree as an example of a program that serves our region well.
Unlike programs of comparable size (Education and Nursing), the Business Division had no dedicated classroom space on campus. Projected estimates indicate continued and rapid growth for the next several years.
Because of the Business Division’s growth, the Idaho Permanent Building Fund approved $1.9 million for renovation of the old “Science Building” with funding in the amount of $1.7 million. The balance of the funding will come from private support.
The renovations were completed in spring 2013 and the building has been renamed “Thomas Jefferson Hall.” Additional private funding is still needed.