As the third largest community college in Oregon with campus locations in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Florence, we’re known for our innovative programs, high-quality instruction, and commitment to sustainability. The goal of Lane Community College is to help students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce.
Lane is the third largest community college in Oregon with a headcount of 11,588 regular credit students; 4,788 College Now credit students; and 9,839 non-credit students during the 2016-2017 academic year. About half the students taking classes for credit at Lane are enrolled full time, with the other half attending part-time. Lane also offers non-credit courses focused on varied interests.
Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities that include:
- Professional technical and college transfer programs
- Employee skill upgrading, business development, and career enhancement
- Foundational academic, language and life skills development
- Lifelong personal development and enrichment, cultural and community service
LCC is a comprehensive community college. The college offers a wide variety of instructional programs including transfer credit programs, School of Professional and Technical Careers programs, continuing education noncredit courses, programs in English as a Second Language and International ESL, GED programs, and customized training for local businesses. Classes are offered at several locations, and online classes and telecourses are also available.
Lane’s School of Professional and Technical Careers offers a range of programs including culinary, apprenticeship, hospitality, health, automotive, industrial, and aviation programs.
See our complete list of Professional and Technical Careers Programs.
Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high-quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
One of the advantages of attending LCC is living in the area. Lane’s main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from the main campus. The area’s scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures or for just sitting back and enjoying the view. See what’s new at Eugene Cascades & Coast.