Your Degree = Career Success

Lewis & Clark gives you the essential skills you need to succeed in any career. Lewis & Clark gives you the essential skills you need to succeed in any career.

Studying the liberal arts at Lewis & Clark means that your education is grounded in critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills, teamwork, and problem solving. You will build relationships with professors and peers, gain practical experience through internships in Portland and beyond, and create connections among ideas and across disciplines.

The Career Center and the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership will support your career success through advising, networking, resources, programming, and more.


Lewis & Clark gives you the essential skills you need to succeed in any career. In fact, the top five career competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers align perfectly with the core values of a liberal arts education: critical thinking/problem solving; work ethic; teamwork/collaboration; oral/written communications; and leadership.


Ninety-seven percent of L&C undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance.


Within six months of graduation, 96% of the Lewis & Clark Classes of 2018–2020 were already changing the world through employment (78%), continuing studies (16%), and service work (2%), like the Peace Corps.


critical thinking/problem solving


Lewis & Clark College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.


work ethic


As of fall 2022, there are 2,188 degree-seeking students enrolled at Lewis & Clark College.


Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors and 33 minors.




oral/written communications


Lewis & Clark’s 4-5-6 Commitment can help you make the most of your future.

4: BA

A bachelor of arts degree in four years—eight semesters. Or we pay for the ninth.




A bachelor of arts degree, along with a master of arts in teaching (MAT)—and professional licensure!—from our Graduate School of Education and Counseling in five years.

6: BA+JD

A bachelor of arts degree, along with a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from our Law School in just six years, compared to the usual seven.


We’re on Newsweek’s list of “50 Best Colleges in Big Cities.”


Meet Our Graduates

Pioneer Success Stories

Alum’s Online Art Gallery Empowers Emerging Artists of Color

Andrea Lewis BA 20 recently launched Plural, an online art gallery representing emerging artists of color with work across a range of mediums. The gallery was founded with the mission of celebrating the plurality of experiences, identities, and styles of artists worldwide.

Lewis & Clark Alumna Launches Advice Column at The Oregonian

Lizzy Acker BA ’05 is the pen behind The Oregonian’s new column doling out sharp, honest advice on the big and small problems in life. Acker is a trending news reporter at the paper, covering a range of issues relevant to the Oregon community.

TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks Series Features Alumna, Disability Rights Advocate

TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks, a video series highlighting influential people, has included alumna and disability-rights advocate Haben Girma BA ’10 in its line-up. Girma, a recipient of Lewis & Clark’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In her talk, Girma expands upon the article she wrote for TechCrunch, “The Robots Occupying Our Sidewalks.”

Alumnus-Produced Podcast Earns Webby Award

“Stay Tuned With Preet,” a podcast produced by alumnus Sam Ozer-Staton BA ’17, has earned a Webby Award for News and Politics based on public vote. The podcast, hosted by the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, dissects the politically charged legal issues facing the nation each week.

Recent Alumnus Awarded Fulbright Grant in Uganda

Cole Harris BA ’20 is Lewis & Clark’s most recent alum to receive a Fulbright award following his undergraduate degree. Next year, Harris will travel to Kampala, Uganda, to conduct original research on the effects of Pentecostalism on community development.

Alumni-Founded Podcast Production Company Adds Another L&C Alumnus

Annie Fassler BA ’11 and Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 met at Lewis & Clark and began working together with the emerging medium of podcasting right after graduation. In 2017 they founded Puddle Creative LLC, and this past fall they hired Sam Peers Nitzberg BA ’19.