Lewis & Clark is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Lewis & Clark is a member of the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities. Lewis & Clark is on the approved lists of the American Chemical Society and the American Association of University Women. 

Graduate programs in education and counseling psychology are approved and accredited by the following associations and agencies:

*The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredits our Professional Mental Health Counseling and Professional Mental Health Counseling—Addictions specialization under their 2016 standards.

**CAEP and TSPC approved programs:

Educational Administration

EdS, MEd


School Counseling



School Psychology



Teaching, Curriculum & Instruction



Teaching, Elementary



Teaching, ESOL



Teaching, Reading Intervention



Teaching, Secondary



Teaching, Special Education: Generalist



CAEP Annual Accountability Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)  Accountability Measures are used to provide information to the public on both program outcomes and program impact. Annual updates to these data are made during spring term of the current AY. Our focus continues to be on aligning systems and identifying measures that are meaningful for program improvement.

Following is the list of CAEP measures with links to information that provide supporting evidence for each measure:

Measure 1 (Initial): Completer effectiveness (R4.1) 

Data must address: (a) completer impact in contributing to P-12 student-learning growth AND (b) completer effectiveness in applying professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

Measure 2 (Initial and Advanced): Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement. (R4.2|R5.3| RA4.1)
Measure 3 (Initial and Advanced): Candidate competency at completion. (R3.3)

These data reflect the ability of our candidates to meet licensing and state requirements and additional measures we use to determine candidate competency at program completion.

Licensure rates for initial programs and cohort-based advanced programs are provided below. Please note that candidates can be program finishers (completed all coursework successfully) but not “completers” if they have not yet passed a required exam or completed the paperwork to be recommended for a license.

Licensure Rates

Exam Scores

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates provided for degree-granting programs at the initial and advanced levels.

Title II Reports (previous three years)

Note: The 2022 Title II report will be competed at the end of May, 2023

Measure 4 (Initial and Advanced): Ability of completers to be hired (in positions for which they have prepared.)
  • Employment data for 2020-21 Initial program Completers: These data were complied from both the Oregon Department of Education records and our internal surveys of graduate employment. We found that 88% for our Secondary completers and 85% for our Elementary-Multiple Subjects completers have employment in the field for which they were trained.
  • Employment data for 2020-21 Advanced program Completers: Data recently received from the Oregon Department of Education records are currently being analyzed. We will post the results of advanced program completers having employment in the field for which they were trained shortly.
  • Lewis & Clark College Loan Default Rates (Undergraduate, Law and Graduate School combined, are shown below). This information was compiled by the College’s financial aid department with the data shown below extracted from Below are the most recently reported rates our students have on their loans, which shows their ability to pay back student loans given their current income. Our most recently reported default rate (2019) is 1.2% which is slightly lower than the 2018 reported default rate 0f 1.3%. The FY 2019 national cohort default rate is 2.3%./live/files/34617-initial-programs-licensure-rate-4-20-23pdf