Clark College is the second largest single-campus provider of for-credit classes in
Washington's community and technical college system. Clark welcomes more than 13,000
students of all ages and backgrounds pursuing their educational or career paths each
quarter. Students can earn high school diplomas, GEDs, certificates and degrees in a variety of programs including nursing, dental hygiene, health informatics and mechatronics to name a few. Also, Clark's Running Start program is the largest in the state with more than 1,800 high school students earning
college credit for little or no cost.
Founded in 1933 as a private, two-year, junior college, Clark College received its first accreditation in 1937 and has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1948. It was incorporated into the statewide community college system in 1967.
Clark College's main campus sits on the beautiful 101-acre Vancouver Central Park in the heart of Vancouver, in southwest Washington. The college also offers classes on the campus of Washington State University, Vancouver and at a satellite campus in east Vancouver at the Columbia Tech Center. Economic & Community Development, offering corporate and continuing education classes, is in the heart of downtown Vancouver at the Columbia Bank Building. The college is currently planning for a new satellite campus in north Clark County and a brand new STEM building at its main campus to serve the increased demand for training in science, technology, engineering and math. Clark College has collaborated on partnerships with many regional colleges, universities, and technical institutions, allowing students to apply credits earned at Clark toward their bachelor's degree. Learn more about Clark's College and University Partnerships.
Athletic programs at Clark College include men's and women's basketball, coed cross country, men's and women's soccer, softball, volleyball and baseball. Clark College is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Please visit department's website.
Mon-Thu: 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Fri: 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.