About Clark College
Hours of Operation
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver WA, 98663
Gaiser Hall, Penguin Union Building, O'Connell Sports Center, and Hanna/Hawkins Halls
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Clark College at Columbia Tech Center
18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Events and Rentals
Clark hosts many events that are open to the community throughout the year, including music concerts, athletic events, lectures, and more. Community members may also rent facilities on campus for events.
Maps and Directions
Clark College's main campus is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Washington. We also have satellite locations throughout the area.
News and Media
Our Communications and Marketing department works within the college and with media, community, and business partners to tell the story of Clark College. They also run and maintain the main social media channels and clark.edu website.
About Clark College
Clark College is Southwest Washington’s largest public institution of higher education.
An open-enrollment community college, it welcomes 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 enrolls high school students so they can earn college credit for little or
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 Community and Continuing Education program, offers corporate and continuing-education classes. 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.
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.
Clark College inspires learners to excel, transforms lives, and strengthens our increasingly diverse community.
Clark College, in service to the community, guides individuals to achieve their educational and professional goals.
History and Traditions
Founded in 1933, Clark College is the oldest institution of higher education in Southwest Washington. Founded 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 has developed a rich history and relationship with both its own community and the community around it. Many of its annual events, like its Jazz Fest and Sakura Festival, are traditions that go back years or even decades.