Higher Education

Higher Education near St Charles, MO
Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University, founded in 1827, is an independent university offering more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in diverse areas of study and traditional and accelerated formats, including online. Lindenwood operates residential campuses in St. Charles, Missouri, and Belleville, Ilinois, as well as numerous extension sites in Missouri and Illinois.

Lindenwood’s student body on the main campus in St. Charles includes students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. The St. Charles campus has 52 athletic teams, 27 of which compete in the NCAA, Division II.

Lindenwood has been ranked for its academic programs by numerous organizations, including U.S. News and World Report, and is routinely listed among the largest MBA programs in the St. Louis area. Lindenwood’s alumni include a number of locally and nationally prominent figures in broadcasting, business, entertainment and politics, including numerous Olympians.

St. Charles Community College

St. Charles Community College is part of the fabric of the local community. It is a public, comprehensive two-year community college that presents a quality, affordable higher-education option for area residents.

Located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in Cottleville, the college offers a wide variety of transfer opportunities, associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. In addition, it provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development.

Founded in 1986, St. Charles Community College is the fourth-largest of Missouri’s 12 community college districts. It boasts a 12-building campus that has won architectural awards for its innovative, contemporary “educational village” design. The college now includes a second campus, St. Charles Community College at Dardenne Creek, which houses the Center for Healthy Living and the nursing and allied health programs.

And with more than 45 clubs and organizations at the college, students don’t have to look far to find something that interests them. Activities include all the standards, as well as an anime and animation club, fishing club, Game and Mind Expansion Society, a “Humans vs. Zombies” group, ping-pong devotees and a roller hockey club.

The facility also showcases student creativity through theater performances, art exhibits, film series, musical events, coffeehouse open-mic events and social initiatives.

It’s true: there’s always something to do at St. Charles Community College.

For more information, call (636) 922-8000 or visit www.stchas.edu.

Lewis & Clark Career Center

Lewis & Clark Career Center provides students from among five St. Charles County school districts with a rigorous, supportive and meaningful career and technical education program designed to meet the needs of the local community. There are 14 programs that allow high school juniors and seniors to explore career interests while earning industry certifications, high school and, possibly, college credit. All programs are overseen by advisory committees that include professionals from their respective fields who offer instructor guidance. For more information, call (636) 443-4950 or visit www.lewisclarkcc.org.