Clark College is Southwest Washington’s largest public institution of higher education. An open-enrollment community college, it welcomes more than 12,000 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, 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, Washington. The college also offers classes on the campus of Washington State University Vancouver and at a satellite location in east Vancouver at the Columbia Tech Center. The college's non-credit Economic & Community Development program, 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 with a potential focus on advanced manufacturing. 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 degrees. Learn more about Clark's College and University Partnerships.

Athletic programs at Clark College include men's and women's basketball, co-ed 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

Gaiser Hall, Penguin Union Building, O'Connell Sports Center, and Hanna/Hawkins Halls

Mon-Fri: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

Cannell Library, Bookstore, and individual academic departments:

Please visit department's website. 

Clark College at Columbia Tech Center

Mon-Thu: 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Fri: 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.