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LC State ranked as a national leader in affordability

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College received 10 most affordable honors, including being named the most affordable public four-year college or university in Idaho, by University Headquarters, an online resource to help students with higher education.

University Headquarters provides students who are looking at attending college a resource to find the top-rated schools by major, affordability, scholarships, and potential salaries. It helps students find major and career paths by navigating through the higher education process.

LC State was ranked the most affordable public college in Idaho and ranked second overall, behind only BYU-Idaho, a private faith-based university located in Rexburg.

LC State also ranked in the top 100 nationally in nine Most Affordable Program categories, including 10th in paralegal, 47th in early childhood education, 57th in nursing, 78th in both accounting and psychology, 80th in business management, 82nd in computer science, 85th in RN to BSN, and 93rd in business. In all of these categories, LC State ranked in the top 15 percent in the nation. In computer science, for example, LC State’s No. 82 ranking was among 731 colleges and universities across the United States, putting it in the top 11 percent.

Along with its affordability, LC State was commended by University Headquarters for its ability to provide individualized attention to each student thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.

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