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 at the beginning of the summer term (after the close of the previous AY). Our focus continues to be on identifying measures that are meaningful for program improvement.
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|RA3.4)

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)

Measure 4 (Initial and Advanced): Ability of completers to be hired (in positions for which they have prepared.)
  • Employment Data for 2021-22 AY Initial Program Completers
    These data were complied from both our internal surveys of graduate employment and data provided by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission: We found that 95% of our Secondary completers and 100% of our Elementary-Multiple Subjects completers recommended for licensure in this AY have employment in the field for which they were trained.

  • Employment Data for 2021-22 AY Advanced Program Completers

Lewis & Clark College Student Loan Default Rates
The data shown below was extracted from

  • 2024 Lewis & Clark College Student loan default rate (three years): 1.1%
  • Prior three years: 1.1%